Director and Co-Directors

Dr Declan Bates

Professor of Bioengineering, School of Engineering

Co-Director | Theme 1 Lead | SynBio CDT

Developing modelling, simulation, and control system design frameworks for synthetic biological systems. Website

Dr John McCarthy

Professor of Molecular Systems Biology, School of Life Sciences


Rate control and noise in eukaryotic gene expression. Design strategies and hardware for synthetic biology. Website

Dr Orkun Soyer

Professor, School of Life Sciences

Co-Director | Theme 3 Lead | SynBio CDT Associate Director

Engineering signaling and metabolic systems, including  microbial communities for anaerobic digestion. Website

Administration Team

Dr Sarah Bennett

Research Technology Facility Manager, WISB

Dr Corinne Hanlon

Research and Outreach Manager, WISB

Dr Graham Jones

Computer Officer and Data Manager, WISB

WISB has been funded by the above bodies