Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology

Relevant Markets

Synthetic and systems biology can provide the insight and the technologies with which we can design and build useful new properties in existing biological entities (e.g. enzymes, genetic circuits, and even cells) and potentially generate completely novel biology. The platforms can be applied across a wide range of industries and markets.

Research Tools and Technologies


Industrial   Biotechnology

  Agriculture and the Environment   Health

Improved models of cells and systems.

Gene and chromosome engineering tool kits.

Bioparts for system design.


Using bio-based methods for production of biofuels, biomaterials, and high-value chemicals.

Novel bioremediation strategies.


Climate-proofed crops.

Crops with enhanced nutrition value.

Biosensors to monitor plant and livestock disease.



Cheaper life-saving biologic medicines.

Synthetic vaccines.

Animal-free safety/toxicity testing.

Curing chronic diseases with cell therapy and regenerative medicine