Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology

People

SynthSys embraces an ever-growing community interested in applying synthetic and systems biology to address a diversity of challenging research questions.

Principal Investigators

         
Royal Society  Research Fellow and Reader in Biological Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy
 
Biophysics, Systems Biology
 
Professor of Translational Biology, School of Biological Sciences
 
Microscopy, BioPhysics, Drug discovery technologies, Tool compounds

Professor of Structural Biology, School of Biological Sciences
 
Protein structure, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, immunology, complement system
 
Buchanan Professor of Genetics, School of Biological Sciences
 
Epigenetics, neurodevelopmental disorders

Dr Sara Buonomo
Chancellor's Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
 

Mammalian Synthetic Biology


 
Reader in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
 
Synthetic Biology, Synthetic Aesthetics, Social Dimensions

Dr Elise Cachat

Lecturer in Synthetic Biology, School of Biological Sciences

 Elise.Cachat@ed.ac.uk


 

     
Senior Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, School of Chemistry

 Organic Biochemistry


 

 
Chair of Industrial Biocatalysis, School of Chemistry
 
Organic Biochemistry

Professor of Experimental Anatomy, Centre for Integrative Physiology
 
Developmental Biology, Tissue Engineering
 
 
Chair of Computational Systems Biology, School of Informatics
 

Modelling


 

Professor of Chromosome Dynamics, School of Biological Sciences
 
Epigenetics, Mammalian Synethic Biology
 
Personal Chair of Synthetic Biological Engineering, School of Engneering
 

Synthetic Biology, Synthetic Aesthetics


Chancellor's Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
 

Modelling, Microscopy, DNA repair, e coli


 
Director; Professor of Multiple Sclerosis Research, Centre for Regenerative Medicine
 
Mammalian Synthetic Biology

Personal Chair of Microbial Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences
 
Biosensors, Microbial Biotechnology, DNA Assembly, biomass conversion, biocatalysis
 
Chair of Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine, Division of Infection and Pathway Medicine
 
 
 
 

Chair in Computational Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences
 
Budding Yeast, Modelling, Microscopy, Signal transduction, BioPhysics, pattern formation, cellular morphogenesis, computational cell biology
 
Wellcome Trust RCD Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
 

Budding Yeast, RNA Structure, degradation


Chancellor’s Fellow, Centre for Integrative Physiology
 

 
 
Reader, School of Biological Sciences
 
Modelling

Reader, School of Biological Sciences
 

Modelling, Plant Synthetic Biology

 

 


 
 
Lecturer in Biotechnology, BiologySchool of Biological Sciences
 
Industrial Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, biomanufacturing, resource efficiency, bioremediation, biomass degradation, novel enzymes, nanoparticles

Chancellor's Fellow, Centre for Regenerative Medicine
 

Mechanisms of neurodegeneration 


 

Prof Gary Loake

Professor of Molecular Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences
 
Mechanisms of neurodegeneration 
 

Chancellor's Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
 

Plant Synthetic Biology

 


 
Chancellor's Fellow Institute of Bioengineering School of Engineering
 
Specialties: Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Systems Biology, Synthetic Biology, Control Theory

Chair of Systems Biology, School of Biological Sciences
 
Modelling, Plant Synthetic Biology
 
Chancellor's Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
 
Plant Synthetic Biology

Chancellor's Fellow, School of Bioogical Sciences
 
Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Modelling
 
Chancellor's Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
 
Microscopy, BioPhysics, Bacterial stress response, bacterial physiology

Reader, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
 
Stem Cell Biology
 
Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics
 
Modelling,  Multi-scale dynamics, Dynamical Systems

Lecturer in Synthetic Biology and Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering
 
Modelling,  Multi-scale dynamics, Dynamical Systems
 
Chair of Synthetic Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Co Director Edinburgh Genome Foundry
 

Mammalian Synthetic Biology


 
Modelling
 
Chancellor’s fellow, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
 
 
Mammalian Synthetic Biology

Lecturer, Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems,School of Engineering
 
Microfabrication, Sensor Networks, Stretchable and Flexible Electronic Systems, Bioinspired Soft Robotics and Embodied Simulations.
 
SULSA Chair of Systems Biology, School of Biological Sciences
 

Systems Biology, Synthetic Biology, Budding Yeast, Modelling, Microscopy, Signal transduction


Chancellor's Fellow , School of Informatics
 

applications of statistical methodologies to problems in Systems Biology and Bioinformatics


 
 
Director Innogen Institute
 
Governance & Regulation, regenerative medicine, drug development, advanced plat biotechnology, Innovation strategies, stakeholder engagement

Lecturer in history/sociology of science Science Technology and Innovation Studies, School of Social and Political Science
 
Systems Biology, Science & Innovation policy
 
Lecturer in Biotechnology, School of Biological Sciences
 

biotechnology, synthetic biology, whole-cell biocatalysis, bioconjugation chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry


RSE Research Fellow, School of Physics and Astronomy
 
Biophysics
   
 
Chancellor's Fellow, School of Biological Sciences
 

Synthetic biology and biotechnology: biosensing, bioprocessing and biotherapy