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

Tilo Kunath wins prestigious award for Parkinson’s research

Congratulations to Dr Tilo Kunath, SynthSys PI and  Group Leader at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, who has won the Tom Isaacs Award 2019 for his outstanding work in Parkinson’s research. 

Hi-tech bacteria gene tool revealed

Bacteria could be used to produce large quantities of medicines and fuels using a new gene programming technique, research suggests. The powerful method could enable bacteria to be used as cheap and environmentally friendly living factories that make a range of useful products.