BrisSynBio, a BBSRC / EPSRC funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre

BrisSynBio is a multi-disciplinary research centre that focuses on biomolecular design and engineering aspects of synthetic biology. It has been established as one of six Synthetic Biology Research Centres in the UK.  BrisSynBio is funded predominantly by the BBSRC and EPSRC, and we have a number of other academic, industrial and public-facing partners.‌

Our overarching aims are:

  • to improve understanding of biological assemblies and processes to points that allow the rational and predictable design and engineering of biological and bio-inspired systems;
  • to foster systematic, synthetic-biology approaches to the design and engineering of biological systems across scales from atoms and molecules to cells and tissues;
  • to train the next generation of scientists and engineers in these approaches;
  • and, where possible, to facilitate the translation of fundamental synthetic-biology research to industry and the clinic.

This websites aims to convey the resources and expertise that BrisSynBio brings together, and some of the research and public-facing projects that are underway in the centre.

More information about our research

Contact us

University of Bristol
Life Sciences Building
Tyndall Avenue
Bristol, BS8 1TQ

Professor Dek Woolfson

Scientific Manager
Tel: +44 (0117) 39 41297

Executive Assistant
Tel: +44 (0117) 39 41316