I am part of SynBio, a Cambridge-based synthetic biology group.

Synthetic biology is an emerging field that employs engineering principles for designing and constructing genetic systems. The approach is based on the use of well characterised, reusable modular components, in combination with a suite of design tools and computational models for the design of biological circuits.

SynBio a group of researchers and engineers passionate about developing synthetic biology technologies to provide the sustainable energy, food, health and climate solutions needed to address the many challenges faced in the 21st century.

Within synthetic biology, my main interests are

We are also organising a major synthetic biology symposium to take place in Cambridge, September 2012. The symposium includes both a Tech Event covering technical aspects of synthetic biology, and a Forum to discuss the wider implications of synthetic biology.