UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, CHAIR 2017
Christian is a PhD student in Jim Haseloff’s lab. His research is focused on the development of synthetic biology tools for controlling chloroplast gene expression. Christian has served as US-EU Liaison Officer of SynBERC SPA since 2013 and founded EUSynBioS in 2014.
ETH ZÜRICH, POLICY OFFICER 2017
Devang is a PhD student in Hervé Vanderschuren's group in Prof Willi Gruissem's lab. He is currently involved in collaborative research into developing RNA-based technologies for engineering DNA virus resistance in plants. His interests lie in applied synthetic biology and in bringing science from the lab to a wider public audience.
MPI MARBURG, WEB OFFICER 2017
Stefano is a PhD Student in Hannes Link’s group at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology & LOEWE Research Center for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO) in Marburg. His research is aimed at unravelling the dynamics of bacterial metabolism, blending systems and synthetic biology methods.
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER 2017
Kostas is a PhD student at the Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, University of Copenhagen. He works on the production of diterpenoids in photosynthetic organisms. Kostas is interested in science communication, writing, and in societal and business aspects of synthetic biology.
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER 2017
Adam is a PhD student in the groups of Prof. Takano and Prof. Breitling in the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology of the University of Manchester. He works on the production of antibiotics in Streptomyces species by systems and synthetic biology approaches. Adam is interested in entrepreneurship in biotech, ethics and science communication.
CNB-CSIC MADRID, ENGAGEMENT OFFICER 2017
Pavel is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Victor de Lorenzo's lab at CNB-CSIC, Madrid. He is interested in biodegradation of polluting chemicals and biotechnological valorization of lignocellulosic waste using engineered bacterial chassis based on Pseudomonas putida KT2440. As an Engagement Officer he aims to communicate the activities of EUSynBioS to less-represented scientific communities across the European research landscape.
MPI MAGDEBURG, ACADEMIC OFFICER 2017
Dorothee is a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg. She works on chemical modification of proteins and photoswitches. She is interested in bottom-up synthetic biology and in connecting scientists working on all branches of synthetic biology.
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, INDUSTRY LIAISON OFFICER 2017
Jo is a postdoctoral researcher in the Kell group at the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester. She works on using synthetic biology for the directed evolution of new or enhanced biocatalysts. A chemist by training, her interests lie in developing new ways to use synthetic biology to solve problems in chemistry, in particular with a view to driving sustainability in the chemical industries.
CNB-CSIC MADRID, EVENT OFFICER 2017
Huseyin is a PhD student under supervision of Victor de Lorenzo, at the Spanish National Center for Biotechnology, Madrid (CNB-CSIC). His research consists of several aspects of empowering and enhancing the model organism Pseudomonas putida, where his objective is to bring standards for the synthetic biology research of Pseudomonas putida and to make it a desirable biosensor platform for exploitation in the environmental and industrial applications.
CNB-CSIC MADRID, ACADEMIC OFFICER 2015-16
Ángel is now Lecturer in Synthetic Biology at Newcastle University (UK). His research focus on the multi-scale study of molecular dynamics that will, in turn, govern the functioning of genetic logic circuits. Standardization of data and constructs to establish robust workflows is one of his major challenges. He also runs the MSc in Synthetic Biology to train the new generation of synthetic biologists.
MPI MARBURG, TREASURER 2015
Nico is a graduate student in the Lab of Victor Sourjik at the MPI Marburg and the Center for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO).
He is working on different aspects of Synthetic Biology, from Protein Engineering to Microbial Community Engineering to provide new tools for Synthetic biology and Metabolic Engineering.
IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON, INDUSTRY LIAISON OFFICER 2015-16
Will is a graduate student in the Ellis Lab at Imperial College London. He is working on strategies to characterise and assemble therapeutic networks in yeast to be re-implemented in mammalian cells for practical usage.