Centre for Synthetic Biology and the Bioeconomy



Synthetic biology is already making an impact in many areas.

Microscope in a laboratory.

The full potential of Synthetic biology will not be realised until many research challenges have been met. Synthetic biology research can be split broadly into three categories:

  • new approaches, technologies and tools
  • the application of synthetic biology
  • the ethical, legal and social implications of synthetic biology

Synthetic biology is a developing field. We're active in all three of these categories.

Research output

The groups in the Centre are involved in a range of projects. These are funded by a number of major research funders.

Our researchers produce software and data repository resources.

We encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. Our Research Seminars are a regular series of talks by Principal Investigators. They showcase current research and generate new ideas.