The Stan group is actively developing new engineering methods and applying them to solve foundational problems in Synthetic and Systems Biology. Our research is interdisciplinary, with members coming from maths, engineering, and biology backgrounds. Our group is part of the EPSRC funded UK Flowers Consortium for synthetic biology infrastructure and the SynbiCITE Innovation and Knowledge Centre and is based at CSynBI, the Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London.
Our major research focuses on developing engineering methods and tools to rigorously analyse, design and control synthetic gene circuits and cellular metabolism so as to endow cells with novel functionalities.
We rely on principles drawn from Control and Dynamical Systems theory, and the experimental testing of our research is carried out in collaboration with other groups at CSynBI: Tom Ellis' lab, Karen Polizzi's lab and John Heap's lab.
We have received highly-competitive research funding in the first ever round of Imperial's new Excellence Fund for Frontier Research (EFFR). Our project in collaboration with John Heap (Department of Life Sciences) and Connor Myant (Dyson School of Design Engineering) will develop a novel technology for 3D printing with synthetic biology.
News: PhD and PostDoc Openings in the Stan Group
We are currently looking for a motivated and dynamic PhD student with a background in systems and control engineering, mathematical/computational modelling, and/or computer sciences, for a new project entitled "Development of a novel design engineering platform for the efficient design of engineered living cells with increased functional robustness and performance". This project will be realised in collaboration with other members of the Stan Group and other groups in the Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation.
If you are a highly motivated and dynamic post-doc with experience in synthetic biology and are looking to join one of the fastest-growing synthetic biology groups in the world, please email us with your CV as soon as possible.