203 Mayfield Rd, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3BD, UK
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Our Vision

We will combine our research excellence in synthetic and systems biology to provide insights into natural systems and to apply this knowledge to the challenges facing biomedicine, animal health, agriculture, industrial biotechnology and global sustainability.

Our Mission

We will deliver world-leading research in systems and synthetic biology; combining theory and informatics with molecular biology to understand and re-design biological systems. We are pioneering genetic and chemical tools to analyse the cell, technologies to quantify responses at the single cell level, and mathematical models to both predict and control cellular behaviour.

Our Centre

SynthSys was originally established in 2007 as a Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, funded by the BBSRC and the EPSRC. Since then, the Centre has expanded and now hosts a Synthetic Biology Research Centre funded by the BBSRC, EPSRC and MRC – the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology. SynthSys operates both as a virtual centre, embracing a community of more than 200 researchers across the University of Edinburgh, and as a physical one, in the purpose built CH Waddington building. Our research is broad and deep, addressing a diversity of scientic questions with wide ranging impacts.

Partner With Us

We engage in a broad range of collaborations globally and welcome further opportunities to work with academia and industry. We offer our internationally recognized expertise, access to state-of-the-art technologies and specialist training. Our research has had impact in industrial biotechnology and bioenergy, in agriculture and the environment, and in animal and human health.



Country United Kingdom
State/Province Edinburgh
distance: 644 Miles
Address 203 Mayfield Rd, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3BD, UK