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Our Centre has a 10 year track record of multidisciplinary research in systems and synthetic biology and a community of more than 200 active researchers. We carry out research in the areas of industrial biotechnology, plant science, and medicine and healthcare.

Latest News

Decoding and Designing: Out and about at Midlothian Science Festival

Alazne Dominguez (right, postdoc in Jamie Davies lab) and Cigdem Selli (left, postdoc at The Queen’s Medical Research Institute) came up with a clever, hands-on approach for building a dialogue around these technologies. Here they explain what happened.

iGEM Success - Gold for Edinburgh Teams

Congratulations to both Edinburgh teams who won gold medals at the 2018 Giant iGEM Jamboree – the annual showcase of student-driven synthetic biology projects.

New light-based systems turns off protein production

A novel light-controlled ‘off’ switch for proteins will open up new ways to explore how many important cellular processes work.