18/06/22 Lab members will be presenting our research on plastic biodegradation at the Great Exhibition Road Festival this weekend.
06/06/22 Joanne and Alice’s video entry for the ERA CoBiotech video contest showcasing MIPLACE has been awarded with the first prize!!
01/06/22 Pankhuri Srivastava has joined the lab for her MSci Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology project.
28/04/22 Jose is a keynote speaker at the Biomania conference organised by Masaryk University (Brno; Czech Republic)
31/03/22 Our collaboration with LGC on the use of dPCR in synbio has just been published. Check it out here.
28/03/22 Jose has been awarded with an Imperial’s Faculty of Natural Sciences Excellence Prize for Teaching!!
18/03/22 Our collaboration with David Hidalgo and José Utrilla (UNAM-Mexico) has just been published. Read the paper here.
15/03/22 Noemi Herrera, Ana Blas, Jiayi Hou and Jiuyuan Lai have joined the lab for their Final Year Projects
16/02/22 Jose has contributed to a review on the microbiota of pancreatic cancer. Check the paper here.
10/01/22 Emma Watts and Pedro Lovatt-Garcia have joined the lab for their MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology projects.
13/12/21 Jose gave a seminar for the Dpt. of Applied Sciences at Northumbria University
08/12/21 Alice was a panelist at the IPSBI03 conference hosted by the Institute of Systems Biology at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
20/11/21 Jose talked about Synthetic Biology and evolution for the Biotechnology Cluster Nuevo Leon (Mexico)
11/11/21 Alice presents her work at the Synthetic Biology UK conference
04/10/21 Alice gives a talk on PET bioupcycling at the SfAM Sustainable Microbiology webinar series
04/10/21 A warm welcome to Satya Prakash who has joined the lab as a postdoctoral researcher!
01/10/2021 We welcome our new members: PhD students Syeda Begum and Said Muñoz-Montero and MRes students Julia Stewart-Wood and Marco Leong
20/09/21 Jose presents for the BioTech Research and Innovation Hack 2021
02/09/21 Jose presents our work on PET degradation for the MIX-UP consortium
14/7/2021 Alice wins the prize to the best presentation at the Environmental Biotechnology Network Early Career Researcher (EBNetUK ECR) Conference!!! Congrats!!
06/07/2021 Joanne and Jose will be speaking about Responsible Research and Innovation at the European Biotechnology and Society Online Seminar Series
03/06/2021 We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher. For info check this link.
24/05/2021 Alice is presenting at the Dpt. of Life Sciences seminars and the London Synthetic Biology Network
05/05/2021 Alice is giving a poster presentation in the EFB2021 conference
22/04/2021 Welcome to Fatemah Kassamali who has joined the lab as part of her second rotation of her MRes!
02/04/2021 Juhyun’s preprint on tradeoffs between growth and resource allocation is out! You can find it here
18/03/2021 Alice has won the 2nd prize to the best poster presentation at GRIPS2021!!! Well done Alice!
28/02/2021 Jose will be introducing our project MIPLACE at the Global Research in Plastics Sustainability Conference
16/02/2021 Welcome to Theodore Glenaldo (MRes) and Zheren Zhang (postdoc) to the lab!!
29/01/2021 Our new paper describing the genome of Pseudomonas umsongensis GO6 for the valorisation of PET monomers is out!! Have a look at it here
16/12/2020 Jaime’s paper on population invasion in P. aeruginosa has been published in ISME Journal!! The press office at Imperial has highlighted the article releasing this note
13/11/2020 Mirkomol Mirzarakhimov joined the lab as a MRes student
29/10/2020 Jose presented on microbial communities as part of the Silwood seminars at Imperial College
02/10/2020 Jose is giving a virtual seminar to the ‘Centro de Ciencias Genomics’ at UNAM (Cuernavaca, Mexico)
01/09/2020 We have moved!! We are happy to join the Dpt. of Life Sciences at Imperial College London!
13/07/2020 Jose has given a talk in the Dpt. of Life Sciences seminars at Imperial College
16/06/2020 Jose is introducing the project MIPLACE at the ERA-CoBiotech status webinar
15/06/2020 Our paper with Gustavo Lastiri and José Utrilla (UNAM-Mexico) has been accepted in Nature Chem. Biol.
01/06/2020 Congrats to Edeline on passing her confirmation!! Great job Ed!!
09/05/2020 Jaime’s preprint on population invasion is out! Check it out here
20/04/2020 We are moving!!! We will be joining the Life Sciences Dpt at Imperial College London in September 2020!!
12/03/2020 We welcome Alice Banks and Joanne Benton who will be leading our contribution to our new project MIPLACE!
10/03/2020 Jose gave a talk on cell economics at the PhD hosted seminars of the IQB3 institute of the University of Edinburgh
25/02/2020 Congrats to Eve on passing her confirmation viva!!! Well done Eve!
06/01/2020 Edeline has been awarded with a Santander mobility award for a short stay in Prof. Erik Schleicher’s lab at the University of Freiburg!!
16/12/2019 We have obtained pump priming funds from the University of Surrey to start a small project on the influence of the microbiota on the prognosis of pancreatic cancer
02/12/2019 Jaime has passed his PhD viva!!!! Big congrats Jaime on a fantastic work!!
14/11/2019 Eve has presented her PhD project on light harvesting proteins of purple bacteria today as part of the Microbial Sciences and Biochemistry Dpt. seminar series.
17/10/2019 Read the press release prepared by our media team at Surrey featuring our brand new project on plastic bio-recycling for the circular economy.
08/10/2019 We are recruiting two postdoctoral fellows (one based in Prof. Stuart West’s lab in Oxford) and a project manager. More info in our ‘join us‘ webpage.
01/10/2019 Our latest review on evolutionary tradeoffs emerging from resource allocation published in Current Opinion in Biotechnology is now online and accessible here.
10/09/2019 Jose presented on allocation of cellular resources at the SynBioControl Conference 2019.
05/09/2019 Big congrats to Umar on passing his confirmation viva!! Umar will continue his project on PET degradation due to end by 2022.
29/09/2019 We welcome David Hildalgo from José Utrilla’s lab at UNAM (Mexico) who will be a visiting scientist for two months.
15/08/2019 Check our latest preprint resulting from an amazing collaboration with Jose Utrilla’s team at the Universidad Autónoma de Mexico. A method for proteome usage optimisation that requires minimal genetic interventions.
06/08/2019 Our review on resource allocation and phenotypic diversity has been accepted for publication in Current Opinion in Biotechnology, stay tuned!!
16/07/2019 Jose is giving a keynote talk at the Gordon Research Conference in Synthetic Biology (Waterville Valley (NH), USA)
03/07/2019 Jose is presenting at L19EEDS Eco-evo dynamics workshop.
02/07/2019 Umar’s poster has been awarded with the second prize at the Environmental Biotechnology Net Early Career Conference taking place in Sheffield!! Congratulations Umar!!
26/06/2019 Eve has presented her PhD project on quantum coherence in photosynthetic antenna to the Quantum Biology DTC.
16/05/2019 Our review on the genes required for a sustainable PET economy has been accepted for publication in the journal Genes! Open access publication here.
09/05/2019 Umar has presented his work engineering environmental bacteria for PET degradation in the Biochemistry/Microbiology Departmental seminars.
26/04/2019 A preprint of our recent review of PET as a sustainable polymer can be found here.
31/03/2019 We say bye to Manuel, Juhyun and Alex, which have finished their postdoctoral projects. All the best guys!
21/02/2019 Jaime has been awarded with an EMBO fellowship to visit Rolf Kummerli’s lab at the University of Zurich! Congrats Jaime!
14/02/2019 Jaime is presenting his work in the joint seminars between the Dpts. of Microbial Sciences and Biochemistry at Surrey
17/01/2019 Eve and Edeline are attending the kick-off meeting of the Quantum Biology projects on photosynthesis and magnetoception organised by Prof. Alexandra Olaya-Castro at UCL.
23/11/2018 Jaime is the invited guest of the Theoretical and Experimental Evolutionary Biology seminars at the Dpt. of Zoology in the University of Oxford.
09/11/2018 Jose is presenting in the Synthetic Biology UK conference held in London.
12/10/2018 Our paper with Alex Darlington and Declan Bates (WISB-Warwick) on blueprints of efficient orthogonal ribosomal controllers has just been accepted in ACS Synthetic Biology!
01/10/2018 We welcome our newest members Edeline D’Souza and Eveliny Nery who will be joining us as members of the first cohort of PhD students in Quantum Biology!!
20/09/2018 Manuel and Alex are presenting in the 7th General Assembly of P4SB that we are hosting at Surrey
17/07/2018 Former final year student (now graduate) Begoña Lecube has been awarded with the prize to the best Microbiology project for her work in the Synbio lab engineering the central metabolism of Pseudomonas putida.
03/07/2018 Jose has been promoted to Senior Lecturer!!
25/06/2018 Jose has been awarded with a Students Honouring Outstanding University Talent prize given by the Students Union at Surrey!!
22/06/2018 The SynBio summer BBQ is on!! Thanks Juhyun for organising. Pictures to follow.
21/06/2018 Jose is giving a seminar on experimental evolution at the Natural History Museum (London).
15/06/2018 We welcome Gustavo Lastiri from UNAM-Mexico! Gustavo is a visiting researcher that will conduct research on costs of proteome partitions under the umbrella of our collaborative project sponsored by the Newton fund.
13/06/2018 Xenobiology star Dr. Vitor Pinheiro (UCL) is visiting the lab and giving the school seminar.
12/06/2018 Jose is presenting on phage-bacteria evolutionary dynamics at Aston University.
07/06/2018 Jose will be presenting in Synthetic Biology UK in October as a keynote speaker.
23/05/2018 Dr. Alexandra Whale from LGC presents in our group meeting her work on digital PCR in collaboration with us.
14/05/2018 Our lab seminars resume with the visit of Dr. Francesca Ceroni from Imperial College.
02/05/2018 We welcome Macarena Román as a visiting student from the university CEU-San Pablo (Madrid, Spain). Macarena will do a three-month internship in the lab to study mechanisms of phytotoxicity of commonly used fluorescent reporters.
25/04/2018 Manuel and Jose presented in the joint meeting P4SB-EmPower putida held in Mallorca (Spain)
09/04/2018 We welcome Dr. Alex Smith as our newest lab member! Alex is a postdoctoral research associate working on -omic approaches to cellular resource allocation.
31/03/2018 Our book chapter with our colleagues in P4SB has been accepted! Check the manuscript out in our publications page.
25/03/2018 PhD studentships available in the Quantum Biology CDT of which we are part. Lots of potential projects/supervisors including synbio with us. More info here.
16/03/2018 We are in the news! Check out the press release of Juhyun’s paper!!
28/02/2018 We say bye to Fiona Watts. Fiona is taking a lab manager position at Surrey’s Immunology section. All the best Fiona!
15/02/2018 Our Nature Comms paper on orthogonal ribosomes is out of press! (here)
31/01/2018 We are recruiting!! Postdoc position now gone live here. Join us!
25/01/2018 We will soon advertise a postdoctoral position for 6 months to conduct Tn-seq experiments. More info here. Stay tuned!!!
18/01/2018 Our latest preprint resulting from our collaboration with the Bates lab at the University of Warwick is already up in BioRxiv.
17/01/2018 We welcome Umar Abdulmutalib as the newest member of the SynBio lab. Umar will do a PhD studying microbial communities living on oil and derivatives.
12/01/2018 We say bye to Lexie Malico! Lexie is a PhD student at the Williams lab in North Carolina State University. She has spent a few days working with us as part of an ongoing collaboration to engineer bacteria for antibiotic production.
08/01/2018 We are pleased to announce that Juhyun’s paper on dynamic allocation of orthogonal ribosomes has been accepted for publication in Nature Communications!! This is the first results paper from the SynBio lab and the result of an amazing collaboration with control engineers Alexander Darlington and Declan Bates at the University of Warwick. Congrats Juhyun!
27/11/2017 Manuel is presenting at the SBUK2017 conference in Manchester!