Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


We are keen to share our enthusiasm for our research and participate in a wide variety of events including open days, local and UK science festivals, visits to schools and public debates.

What is Synthetic Biology?

Synthetic biology is defined as the design and construciton of new biological parts, devices and systems, or the re-design of natural parts and systems, for useful purposes.

There are many useful sources of information in the form of papers, videos and animations about all aspects of synthetic biology and its potential applications via the following links:


What is Systems Biology?

Systems biology aims to understand how genes and proteins interact and endow cells with the characteristics associated with life, such as the abilities to sense, move, grow and divide.

You can read more about systems biology here.


Our Centre is working with the SAW Trust to help use art to educate and inspire children about science. 

SAW - Science, Art and Writing ™