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Biochem Soc Trans. 2016 Jun 15;44(3):692-5. doi: 10.1042/BST20160006.

Exploring Synthetic and Systems Biology at the University of Edinburgh.

Author information

1
U.K. Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, U.K. liz.fletcher@ed.ac.uk.
2
U.K. Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, U.K.
3
Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3BF, U.K.

Abstract

The Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology ('SynthSys') was originally established in 2007 as the Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Today, SynthSys embraces an extensive multidisciplinary community of more than 200 researchers from across the University with a common interest in synthetic and systems biology. Our research is broad and deep, addressing a diversity of scientific questions, with wide ranging impact. We bring together the power of synthetic biology and systems approaches to focus on three core thematic areas: industrial biotechnology, agriculture and the environment, and medicine and healthcare. In October 2015, we opened a newly refurbished building as a physical hub for our new U.K. Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology funded by the BBSRC/EPSRC/MRC as part of the U.K. Research Councils' Synthetic Biology for Growth programme.

KEYWORDS:

innovation; research; synthetic biology

PMID:
27284029
DOI:
10.1042/BST20160006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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