MPI-MP POTSDAM, CHAIR 2018
Christian is a postdoctoral researcher in Ralph Bock's lab. His research is focused on the development of synthetic biology tools for engineering plant chloroplasts. Christian has served as US-EU Liaison Officer of SynBERC SPA since 2013 and founded EUSynBioS in 2014.
MPI MARBURG, WEB OFFICER 2018
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 MANCHESTER, POLICY OFFICER 2018
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.
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, INDUSTRY LIAISON OFFICER 2018
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, INDUSTRY LIAISON OFFICER 2018
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.
INSA TOULOUSE, EVENTS OFFICER 2018
Cléa is a PhD student in synthetic biology at the Laboratory of Biological Systems and Chemical Engineering (LISBP) in Toulouse. She works on the construction of a synthetic pathway for the conversion of lignocellulosic sugars into glycolic acid. Her research is focused on enzymatic and metabolic engineering to develop new biological production chains, alternative to conventional ones.
ETH ZÜRICH, COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER 2018
Daniel is a PhD student in Martin Fussenegger's group at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of ETH Zurich. Using mammalian cells, he is building synthetic gene switches for the treatment strategies of the future. His interests lie in the impact of synthetic biology on research and health care as well as science communication.
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.
ETH ZÜRICH, POLICY OFFICER 2015-17
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.
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER 2016-17
Kostas is now a CSIRO SynBio Future Science Fellow at the University of Queensland. He is also a member of the executive board (communications) of Synthetic Biology Australasia.
CNB-CSIC MADRID, ENGAGEMENT OFFICER 2017
Pavel is now a PI and lecturer at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. His research focuses on engineering of whole cell biocatalysts and synthetic bacterial consortia for specific biotechnological purposes, such as processing of lignocellulose-derived carbohydrate mixtures. He also gives lectures on Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering and runs local civic organisation for students with interest in biotechnology and biomedicine.