Centre for Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy

Academic Networks

Academic Networks

Newcastle is a member of a number of synthetic biology academic networks.

Flowers Consortium

Newcastle University is one of five UK universities in the Flowers Consortium. This network is developing a UK infrastructure for Synthetic Biology. It is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Find out more about the Flowers Consortium.

UK-funded networks

There are two UK-funded networks which collect hundreds of national and international collaborators. These constitute an invaluable pool of expertise.


Our centre leads the UK networks on synthetic biology, SynBioNT.


Newcastle is also heavily involved in standards development through the SynBioStandards network.


Newcastle was also one of a number of universities selected to be part of SynbiCITE. This is an Innovation and Knowledge Centre in Synthetic Biology. It's led by Imperial College.

The aim of the SynbiCITE is to pump prime industrial/academic partnerships in Synthetic Biology.

Find out more about SynbiCITE.