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The Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology (SynthSys) was established in 2007 as a Centre for Integrative Systems Biology (CISB), funded by the BBSRC and the EPSRC. SynthSys now embraces a large research community of over 40 research groups from across the University of Edinburgh. The Centre uses cutting-edge approaches from experimental synthetic biology and theoretical computer science to address contemporary challenges in medicine, agriculture and industrial biotechnology.

SynthSys aims to engineer biological systems using modular parts and standardized assembly methods and capitalize on the potential opportunities in applying these both for enhancing research and commercial activity in synthetic and systems biology in the UK.

SynthSys is also host to one of the UK’s six Centre’s for Synthetic Biology Research, supported by the UK Research Council’s Synthetic Biology for Growth programme. The UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology Research, funded by the BBSRC, EPSRC and MRC, is pioneering the development of the essential tools and technologies needed to realise the full potential of synthetic biology in mammalian systems for the benefit of basic research and both human and animal health.