Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology

Our Centre

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.

About Us

SynthSys is a virtual centre, embracing an extensive community of more than 200 researchers distributed across the University. Our research is broad and deep, addressing a diversity of scientific questions with wide ranging impacts. We carry out research in the areas of industrial biotechnology (including bioremediation and biofuels), plant science and medicine and healthcare. You can read more about our Centre here.

In October 2015, we opened a newly refurbished building as the physical hub for our new UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology funded by the BBSRC/EPSRC/MRC as part of the UK Research Councils' Synthetic Biology for Growth programme.



Latest News

Cheers! Centre supports Pint of Science 2019 evening

The Centre supported a Pint of Science 2019 event dedicated to synthetic biology on May 22.

For three evenings in May, beer met biology through some engaging presentations (in some cases performances) by some of the Centre researchers.

Global Alliance of Biofoundries launched

A new network of the world’s leading Biofoundries was launched to drive forward synthetic biology research in academia and industry.