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Research Directory

  1. Faculty
  2. Staff
  3. Graduate Students
  4. Undergraduates
  5. SynBio Fund Grantees

Faculty

Professor Bill Adams
  • Head of Department
  • Moran Professor of Conservation and Development
  • Fellow of Downing College
(3)33363
Dr Jim Ajioka
  • Senior University Lecturer
  • Department of Pathology
(3)33923
Dr Paul Barker
  • Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, Downing college
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Centre for Protein Engineering
  • SynBio Fund project: A piezoelectric bio-platform to image and stimulate cellular interactions
01223 763096
Professor Sir David Baulcombe
  • Head of the Department of Plant Sciences
  • Head of Group, Regius Professor of Botany
  • Royal Society Research Professor
(3)39386
Professor Jeremy Baumberg
  • Professor of Nanophotonics
  • Director of the Nanophotonics Centre
  • Fellow of Jesus College
  • FRS
(3)37441
Dr Andreas Bender
  • Lecturer in Molecular Informatics,
  • Centre for Molecular Sciences Informatics,
  • Department of Chemistry
  • SynBio Fund project:
  • Organotypic cultures as tools for functional screening of drugs to promote oligodendrocyte differentiation and CNS myelination.
01223 762983
Dr Pietro Cicuta
  • Reader
  • Head of Biological and Soft Systems
  • Corpus Christi, Fellow
(3)37462
Dr Lorenzo di Michele
  • Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow
Dr Robert Doubleday
  • Director, Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP)
  • Senior Research Associate, Department of Geography
(3)33399
Professor Paul Dupree
  • Tutor for Graduate Students, Magdalene College
  • Director of Studies in Natural Sciences (Biological)
  • Professor of Biochemistry
+44 (0)1223 333340
Professor Lisa Hall
  • Professor of Analytical Biotechnology
  • Deputy Head of Department (Research)
(3)34777
Professor Jim Haseloff
  • Head of Group
  • SRI Steering Committee - Chair
01223 766546
Professor Julian Hibberd
  • Head of Group; Teaching Coordinator
01223 766547
Professor Florian Hollfelder
  • Professor in Chemical and Synthetic Biology
Professor Christopher Howe
  • Professor of Plant Biochemistry
+44 (0)1223 333688
Dr Alexandre Kabla
  • University Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Engineering
  • Emmanuel College
  • SynBio Fund project - Lead: Flexible, low cost, live­ cell imaging platform
(3)32600
Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan
  • Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow
  • SynBio Fund project: A piezoelectric bio-platform to image and stimulate cellular interactions
+44 (0)1223 331695
Professor Peter Leadlay
  • Herchel Smith Professor of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biochemistry
(01223) 333656
Dr James Locke
  • Research Group Leader
01223 761110
Dr Gos Micklem
  • Group Leader : Micklem Group
+44 (0)1223 760256
Dr Robert Mullins
  • Senior Lecturer in the Computer Laboratory
  • Fellow of St. John's College, Director of Studies for Computer Science
  • Co-founder and trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation
+44(0)1223 763543
Dr Eileen Nugent
  • Early Career Lecturer
(7)48915
Andrew Phillips
  • Head of Bio Computation Group in Microsoft Research
+44 (0)1223 479 700
Dr Stefanie Reichelt
  • Head of Light Microscopy at Cancer Research UK
  • SynBio Fund project: 3D printed microscope
(7)69632
Dr Shamith Samarajiwa
  • Group Leader (Integrative Systems Biomedicine Group, MRC Cancer Unit)
(7)63336
Dr Thierry Savin
  • University Lecturer in Bioengineering
+44 1223 332762
Dr Sebastian Schornack
  • Research Group Leader
  • Royal Society University Research Fellow
+44(0)1223 761145
Dr Rameen Shakur
  • Cardiologist, Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • Clinical researcher, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Professor Alison Smith
  • Head of Group, Department of Plant Sciences
  • Professor of Plant Biochemistry
  • Energy@Cambridge Steering Committee Member
01223 333952
Professor Alex Webb
  • Head of Group, Department Safety Officer
  • Department of Plant Sciences
01223 333948

Staff

Dr Sara Abalde-Cela
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) at Microdroplets Group
  • Department of Chemistry
  • SynBio Fund project: Development of a microfluidic device for high-throughput analysis of genetic circuits in plant protoplasts.
01223 748199 (shared)
Dr Saeed Aghaee
  • Software Engineer, Telensa
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computer Lab
  • SynBio Fund project:
  • Interactive web­ based software for genetic circuit design
Dr Sebastian Ahnert
  • Royal Society University Research Fellow
  • Department of Physics
  • King's College, Fellow and Director of Studies
  • SynBio Fund project:
  • Engineering of self­ cloning brewer’s yeast for novel terpene profiles in beer.
+44 (0)1223 337377
Dr Marco Aita
  • Research Fellow, The Sainsbury Laboratory
  • SynBio Fund project: CELLUWIN: 3D printing for cellulose
+44(0)1223 761100
Dr Paul Bennett
  • Research Associate
  • Laboratory for Scientific Computing
  • SynBio project: Development of a microfluidic device for high-throughput analysis of genetic circuits in plant protoplasts.
+44 (0)1223 746810
Dr Ayca Cankorur-Cetinkaya
  • Post-doctoral research scientist
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • (SynBio Fund, CamOptimus project)
(3)33662
Matthew Chadwick
  • Software Developer : FlyMine
  • Department of Genetics
  • SynBio Fund project: Interactive web-based software tool for biological circuit design (Extension plan)
+44 [0]1223 333999
Dr Chih-Chun Chen
  • RAt in Design for Emerging Technologies
+44 1223 332600
Justin Clark-Casey
  • Chief developer on SynBioMine, an open-source synthetic biology data warehouse
  • Cambridge Systems Biology Centre
  • Department of Genetics
+44 (0)1223 333667
Dr Peter Davenport
  • Research Assistant
  • Department of Pathology
  • SynBio Fund project - Lead: Finding new recombinases
(3)33640
Dr Joao ML Dias
  • Bioinformatician, Research Associate
  • (SynBio Fund, CamOptimus project)
  • Department of Haematology and Sanger Institute
(3)33662
Dr Duygu Dikicioglu
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • (SynBio Fund, CamOptimus project - Lead)
(+44) 01223 761211
Dr Mirela Domijan
  • Post Doctoral Researcher
  • Sainsbury Laboratory
+44(0)1223 761100
Dr Alberto Frangini
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Gurdon Institute
  • Livesey Group
(7)63290
Dr Stephen Fried
  • Junior Research Fellow
  • King's College
(3)31100
Dr Laurent Gatto
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Department of Biochemistry
(3)33600
Dr Pau Formosa Jordan
  • Herchel Smith Post Doctoral Research Fellow
  • Sainsbury Laboratory
+44(0)1223 761100
Dr Mario Juhas
  • Research Associate, Department of Pathology
  • SynBio Fund project Lead:
  • Reliable IP-free system for inter-chassis transfer of the high molecular weight DNA
(3)33545
Dr Junead Kadiwala
  • Stem Cell Research Scientist
  • Department of Surgery
  • SynBio Fund project: Flexible, low cost, live­ cell imaging platform
(7)63366
Dr Krzysztof Kolmus
  • Postdoctoral researcher
(3)37701
Dr Mark Kotter
  • Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery
  • Dept of Clinical Neurosciences
  • SynBio project:
  • Organotypic cultures as tools for functional screening of drugs to promote oligodendrocyte differentiation and CNS myelination.
(7)47476
Dr John Liddicoat
  • Philomathia Post Doctoral Fellow in Intellectual Property Law and Genomics,
  • Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law
  • SynBio Hub project
+44 1223 330033
Dr Bruno Martins
  • Post Doctoral Researcher
  • The Sainsbury Laboratory
  • SynBio Fund project: The Green Mother Machine: A microfluidics device for cyanobacteria
+44(0)1223 761100
Dr Hugh Matthews
  • Reader in Sensory Physiology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Fellow of St John's College
  • SynBio Fund project: 3D printed microscope
+44 (0) 1223 333803
Tom Meaney
  • SynBio fund Grantee: 'Bio-Hackathon'
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Jenny Molloy
  • Coordinator, OpenPlant
  • Coordinator, Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative
66546
Dr Peter Murray-Rust
  • Reader Emeritus in Molecular Informatics
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Churchill College
01223 763069
Dr Tom Torode
  • Research Associate
  • The Sainsbury Laboratory
  • SynBio project - Lead: CELLUWIN: 3D printing for cellulose
+44(0)1223 761100
Dr Orr Yarkoni
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Pathology
  • SynBio Fund project:
  • Engineering of self­ cloning brewer’s yeast for novel terpene profiles in beer.
(3)33690

Graduate Students

Philipp Braeuninger-Weimer
  • Research Student
  • Department of Engineering, Academic Division: Electrical Engineering
  • Research group: Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
  • SynBio Fund project: The Green Mother Machine: A microfluidics device for cyanobacteria
+44 1223 748377
Charlotte Casebourne
  • Postgraduate
  • Entrepreneur, Co-Founder & Advisor Public Health & Longevity Group
Maxime Fouyssac
  • PhD student
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • SynBio Fund project: Finding new recombinases
+44 (0)1223 334000/334002
Isabella Gariboldi
  • Gates Scholar
  • Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
  • SynBio Fund project: DIY Biolab
(3)34560
Peyman Gifani 
  • Research Student
  • Information Engineering
  • SynBio Fund projects:
  • Interactive web-based software tool for biological circuit design (Extension plan) - Lead
  • Interactive web­ based software for genetic circuit design - Lead
+44 1223 7 66768
Sarah Kaewert
  • PhD student, Biological Anthropology - population genetics
  • Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Jesus College
01223 333516
Anton Kan
  • Graduate Student, Department of Plant Sciences
  • (SynBio Fund project - Optimised lux reporters for eukaryotic systems)
01223 766545
Haydn King
  • Graduate student, Department of Pathology
  • SynBio Fund project: Finding new recombinases
(3)33690
Inja Radman
  • Graduate student
Ivan Reyna-Llorens
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Plant Sciences
  • Syn Bio Fund project: Development of a microfluidic device for high-throughput analysis of genetic circuits in plant protoplasts.
01223 330220
Fergus Riche
  • Sensor CDT student, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • SynBio Fund project: Flexible, low cost, live­ cell imaging platform
(3)34777
Christian Schwall
  • PhD Student
  • Sainsbury Laboratory
  • SynBio Fund project - Lead: The Green Mother Machine: A microfluidics device for cyanobacteria
+44(0)1223 761100
Greg Slodkowicz
  • Graduate student
  • European Bioinformatics Institute
Michael Smith
  • Graduate student
  • Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
  • SynBio Fund project: A piezoelectric bio-platform to image and stimulate cellular interactions
(3)34300
Tobias Wenzel
  • PhD cand. - Winton scholar for physics of sustainability
  • Department of Physics
  • SynBio Fund project - Lead: DIY Biolab
01223 337073
Hugh Wilson
  • Graduate student

Undergraduates

Peter Choy
  • Undergraduate student, St John's College
  • SynBio Fund project: Bio-Hackathon
(3)38600
Atti English
  • Undergraduate student, Pembroke College
  • Natural Sciences
  • SynBio Student Society - Lead
(3)38100
Anastasia Ershova
  • Undergraduate student, St John's College
  • Natural Sciences
  • SynBio Student Society
(3)38600
Edoardo Gianni
  • University College London, iGEM Team
  • SynBio fund grantee
Souradip Mookerjee
  • Undergraduate student, St Catharine's College
  • Medicine
  • SynBio Student Society
(3)38300
Simon Swan
  • Undergraduate student, Clare College
  • Dept of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • SynBio Student Society
(3)33200
Lorenzo Venturini
  • Undergraduate student, Queens' College
  • Engineering
  • SynBio Student Society
(3)35511

SynBio Fund Grantees

Dr Sara Abalde-Cela
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) at Microdroplets Group
  • Department of Chemistry
  • SynBio Fund project: Development of a microfluidic device for high-throughput analysis of genetic circuits in plant protoplasts.
01223 748199 (shared)
Dr Saeed Aghaee
  • Software Engineer, Telensa
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computer Lab
  • SynBio Fund project:
  • Interactive web­ based software for genetic circuit design
Dr Yasir Ahmed Syed
  • Yasir Ahmed has now left the University
  • Yasir was a SynBio Fund grantee
  • Project - Lead: Organotypic cultures as tools for functional screening of drugs to promote oligodendrocyte differentiation and CNS myelination.
Dr Sebastian Ahnert
  • Royal Society University Research Fellow
  • Department of Physics
  • King's College, Fellow and Director of Studies
  • SynBio Fund project:
  • Engineering of self­ cloning brewer’s yeast for novel terpene profiles in beer.
+44 (0)1223 337377
Dr Paul Barker
  • Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, Downing college
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Centre for Protein Engineering
  • SynBio Fund project: A piezoelectric bio-platform to image and stimulate cellular interactions
01223 763096
Dr Andreas Bender
  • Lecturer in Molecular Informatics,
  • Centre for Molecular Sciences Informatics,
  • Department of Chemistry
  • SynBio Fund project:
  • Organotypic cultures as tools for functional screening of drugs to promote oligodendrocyte differentiation and CNS myelination.
01223 762983
Dr Paul Bennett
  • Research Associate
  • Laboratory for Scientific Computing
  • SynBio project: Development of a microfluidic device for high-throughput analysis of genetic circuits in plant protoplasts.
+44 (0)1223 746810
Christian Boehm
  • Christian is a SynBio Fund grantee
  • Projects: Reliable IP-free system for inter-chassis transfer of the high molecular weight DNA.
  • Development of a microfluidic device for high-throughput analysis of genetic circuits in plant protoplasts.
Dr Richard Bowman
  • Richard has now left the University
  • He was a SynBio Fund grantee
  • Project - Lead: 3D printed microscope
Philipp Braeuninger-Weimer
  • Research Student
  • Department of Engineering, Academic Division: Electrical Engineering
  • Research group: Solid State Electronics and Nanoscale Science
  • SynBio Fund project: The Green Mother Machine: A microfluidics device for cyanobacteria
+44 1223 748377
Steven Burgess
  • Stephen has now left the Univeristy
  • He was a SynBio Fund grantee
  • Project - Lead: Development of a microfluidic device for high-throughput analysis of genetic circuits in plant protoplasts.
Dr Ayca Cankorur-Cetinkaya
  • Post-doctoral research scientist
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • (SynBio Fund, CamOptimus project)
(3)33662
Peter Choy
  • Undergraduate student, St John's College
  • SynBio Fund project: Bio-Hackathon
(3)38600
Dr Peter Davenport
  • Research Assistant
  • Department of Pathology
  • SynBio Fund project - Lead: Finding new recombinases
(3)33640
Dr Joao ML Dias
  • Bioinformatician, Research Associate
  • (SynBio Fund, CamOptimus project)
  • Department of Haematology and Sanger Institute
(3)33662
Dr Duygu Dikicioglu
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • (SynBio Fund, CamOptimus project - Lead)
(+44) 01223 761211
Atti English
  • Undergraduate student, Pembroke College
  • Natural Sciences
  • SynBio Student Society - Lead
(3)38100
Anastasia Ershova
  • Undergraduate student, St John's College
  • Natural Sciences
  • SynBio Student Society
(3)38600
Dr Chris Forman
  • Chris has now left the University
  • He was a SynBio Fund grantee
  • Project: A piezoelectric bio-platform to image and stimulate cellular interactions
Maxime Fouyssac
  • PhD student
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • SynBio Fund project: Finding new recombinases
+44 (0)1223 334000/334002
Isabella Gariboldi
  • Gates Scholar
  • Cambridge Centre for Medical Materials, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
  • SynBio Fund project: DIY Biolab
(3)34560
Edoardo Gianni
  • University College London, iGEM Team
  • SynBio fund grantee
Peyman Gifani 
  • Research Student
  • Information Engineering
  • SynBio Fund projects:
  • Interactive web-based software tool for biological circuit design (Extension plan) - Lead
  • Interactive web­ based software for genetic circuit design - Lead
+44 1223 7 66768
Paul Grant
  • Paul has now left the University
  • Recipient of SynBio Fund
  • Projects:
  • Low cost solution for high throughput bacterial electrotransformation
  • Engineering of self­ cloning brewer’s yeast for novel terpene profiles in beer (Lead)
Ward Hills
  • SynBio Fund Grantee: 'CELLUWIN: 3D printing for cellulose'
  • External collaborator
Martin Horrod
  • SynBio Fund Grantee: 'Low cost solution for high throughput bacterial electrotransformation'
  • External collaborator
Dr Mario Juhas
  • Research Associate, Department of Pathology
  • SynBio Fund project Lead:
  • Reliable IP-free system for inter-chassis transfer of the high molecular weight DNA
(3)33545
Dr Alexandre Kabla
  • University Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Engineering
  • Emmanuel College
  • SynBio Fund project - Lead: Flexible, low cost, live­ cell imaging platform
(3)32600
Dr Junead Kadiwala
  • Stem Cell Research Scientist
  • Department of Surgery
  • SynBio Fund project: Flexible, low cost, live­ cell imaging platform
(7)63366
Anton Kan
  • Graduate Student, Department of Plant Sciences
  • (SynBio Fund project - Optimised lux reporters for eukaryotic systems)
01223 766545
Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan
  • Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow
  • SynBio Fund project: A piezoelectric bio-platform to image and stimulate cellular interactions
+44 (0)1223 331695
John Kendall
  • SynBio Grantee: 'CamOptimus: Self-contained user-friendly multi-parameter optimisation platform for non-specialist experimental biologists'
  • External collaborator - ZuvaSyntha
Haydn King
  • Graduate student, Department of Pathology
  • SynBio Fund project: Finding new recombinases
(3)33690
Dr Mark Kotter
  • Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery
  • Dept of Clinical Neurosciences
  • SynBio project:
  • Organotypic cultures as tools for functional screening of drugs to promote oligodendrocyte differentiation and CNS myelination.
(7)47476
Olivia Lala
  • Olivia has now left the University
  • She was a Synbio Fund grantee
Dr Carlos Lugo
  • Carlos has now left the University
  • He was a SynBio Fund grantee
  • Project: DIY Biolab
+44 (0)1603 450400
Dr Bruno Martins
  • Post Doctoral Researcher
  • The Sainsbury Laboratory
  • SynBio Fund project: The Green Mother Machine: A microfluidics device for cyanobacteria
+44(0)1223 761100
Dr Hugh Matthews
  • Reader in Sensory Physiology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Fellow of St John's College
  • SynBio Fund project: 3D printed microscope
+44 (0) 1223 333803
Tom Meaney
  • SynBio fund Grantee: 'Bio-Hackathon'
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dr Thomas Meany, Fellow
  • Thomas was a SynBio Fund grantee
  • Bio-Hackathon project - Lead;
  • Low cost solution for high throughput bacterial electrotransformation - Lead
Souradip Mookerjee
  • Undergraduate student, St Catharine's College
  • Medicine
  • SynBio Student Society
(3)38300
Dr Peter Murray-Rust
  • Reader Emeritus in Molecular Informatics
  • Senior Research Fellow
  • Churchill College
01223 763069
Ben Pellegrini
  • SynBio Fund Grantee: 'SynBio Hub'
  • External Collaborator
Bernardo Pollak
  • Bernardo has now left the University
  • He was a SynBio Fund grantee
  • Project: Optimised lux reporters for eukaryotic systems - Lead
Dr Stefanie Reichelt
  • Head of Light Microscopy at Cancer Research UK
  • SynBio Fund project: 3D printed microscope
(7)69632
Ivan Reyna-Llorens
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Plant Sciences
  • Syn Bio Fund project: Development of a microfluidic device for high-throughput analysis of genetic circuits in plant protoplasts.
01223 330220
Fergus Riche
  • Sensor CDT student, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • SynBio Fund project: Flexible, low cost, live­ cell imaging platform
(3)34777
Ginny Rutten
  • Ginny was a Synbio Fund Grantee
Freddi Scheib
  • Freddi has now left the University
  • She was a SynBio Fund grantee
  • Project: Bio-Hackathon
Christian Schwall
  • PhD Student
  • Sainsbury Laboratory
  • SynBio Fund project - Lead: The Green Mother Machine: A microfluidics device for cyanobacteria
+44(0)1223 761100
Dr Rameen Shakur
  • Cardiologist, Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine, Department of Surgery
  • Clinical researcher, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Michael Smith
  • Graduate student
  • Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
  • SynBio Fund project: A piezoelectric bio-platform to image and stimulate cellular interactions
(3)34300
Simon Swan
  • Undergraduate student, Clare College
  • Dept of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • SynBio Student Society
(3)33200
Dr Tom Torode
  • Research Associate
  • The Sainsbury Laboratory
  • SynBio project - Lead: CELLUWIN: 3D printing for cellulose
+44(0)1223 761100
Lorenzo Venturini
  • Undergraduate student, Queens' College
  • Engineering
  • SynBio Student Society
(3)35511
Tobias Wenzel
  • PhD cand. - Winton scholar for physics of sustainability
  • Department of Physics
  • SynBio Fund project - Lead: DIY Biolab
01223 337073
Julian White
  • SynBio grant: 'Low cost solution for high throughput bacterial electrotransformation'
  • External collaborator
Dr Orr Yarkoni
  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Pathology
  • SynBio Fund project:
  • Engineering of self­ cloning brewer’s yeast for novel terpene profiles in beer.
(3)33690

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