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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.

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A fine balance between stress and success in synthetic circuit design

A new study has provided insights into how varying the number of synthetic circuits introduced into host cells influences their behaviour may provide a guide to improved synthetic circuit design.

Algae could feed and fuel planet with aid of new hi-tech tool

Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests. Scientists have devised a method that could lead to cheap, environmentally friendly ways of making products for use in the cosmetics, plastics and food industries. 

First steps towards self-assembling synthetic tissues

red and green patterened cells in a dish

A research team at the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology has made first steps towards creating self-assembling synthetic tissues de novo.