Group PictureThe 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 part of the Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology 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 in the Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology: Tom Ellis' lab, Tom Ouldridge's lab, Karen Polizzi's lab and John Heap's lab, and Geoff Baldwin's lab.

News: 3D Biosynthetic Printing project funded as part of the first Imperial's Excellence Fund for Frontier Research.

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

If you are a highly motivated and dynamic post-doc or prospective PhD student with experience in synthetic biology and/or systems and control theory applied to 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.

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