Bristol BioDesign Institute
Ready for the bioeconomy
BioDesign: biomolecules to biosystems, from understanding to design
Bristol BioDesign Institute (BBI) places the University of Bristol among the forerunners of synthetic biology research, teaching and innovation.
The institute brings together BrisSynBio, a UK Synthetic Biology Research Centre, and the SynBio Centre for Doctoral Training.
With wide-ranging applications from health to food security, BBI combines pioneering synthetic biology approaches with understanding biomolecular systems to deliver the rational design and engineering of biological systems for useful purposes.
This is delivered through multidisciplinary research which brings together postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, academics, policy makers and industry, whilst also engaging the public with emerging solutions to global challenges.
- Bristol to lead revolutionary research into 'self-healing' materials 11 January 2018
- £10 million hub to tackle global vaccination challenges 3 January 2018
- Bacteria breakthrough marks new era in cellular design and biofuel production 11 December 2017
Research impact stories
Staff in the institute work across a number of faculties and schools.
Find out more about our staff and their work.