The SYNBIOCHEM Research program’s are strategically developed through a cabinet of collaborating academic experts to ensure exploitation of the fully integrated Design-Build-Test technology pipeline, underpinned by bespoke Data management. Responsible Research and Innovation is also core to SYNBIOCHEM activity.
Prof. Rainer Breitling – Metabolomic systems biology and postgenomic data analysis
Prof. Douglas Kell – Development and application of novel analytical methods at the interface between postgenomic biological systems, quantitative bioanalytical science and machine learning, with an emphasis on evolutionary computing and systems biology
Prof. Jean-Loup Faulon – Systems metabolic engineering and synthetic biology
Prof. Nigel Scrutton – Enzyme biophysics, structure and mechanism, quantum enzymology, enzyme engineering, biocatalysis, biofuels
Prof. Eriko Takano – Synthetic biology of bioactive molecules/antibiotics
Prof. Jason Micklefield – Chemical biology and synthetic biology
Prof. Daniela Delneri – Yeast genomics
Prof. Patrick Cai – Synthetic genomics
Prof. Perdita Barran – Biological Mass Spectrometry; Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry, protein structure and dynamics
Prof. Nicholas Turner – Discovery and directed evolution of tailored biocatalysts: applications in industrial biotechnology including fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biofuels
Prof. George Guo-Qiang Chen – Synthetic biology applications in industrial biotechnology
SYNBIOCHEM Co Investigators
A wider pool of academic researchers from across The University bring a wide range of expertise to the Centre. David Leys, Neil Dixon, Sabine Flitsch, Andrew Munro, Sam Hay, Nicholas Lockyer, Jon Lloyd, Peter Martin, James Winterburn, Abdullah Gök, Andy Balmer, and Adisa Asapagic.