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    BrisSynBio

    a BBSRC/EPSRC-funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre

    Citation

    Sedgley, KR, Race, PR & Woolfson, DN, 2016, ‘BrisSynBio: a BBSRC/EPSRC-funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre’. Biochemical Society Transactions, vol 44., pp. 389-391

    Abstract

    BrisSynBio is the Bristol-based Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)/Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)-funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre. It is one of six such Centres in the U.K. BrisSynBio's emphasis is on rational and predictive bimolecular modelling, design and engineering in the context of synthetic biology. It trains the next generation of synthetic biologists in these approaches, to facilitate translation of fundamental synthetic biology research to industry and the clinic, and to do this within an innovative and responsible research framework.

    BrisSynBio is supported by £13.6 million from Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)/Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which includes a £3.3 million investment in new state-of-the-art equipment and computing, and significant additional University of Bristol support. BrisSynBio is led by the University of Bristol in partnership with the University of the West of England. It is a multidisciplinary Centre distributed across four Faculties, with an administrative hub in University of Bristol's new £56 million Life Sciences Building (Figure 1). BrisSynBio partners include: SynBiCITE, the Imperial College-led synthetic biology industrial translation engine; Oxford and Warwick to deliver the EPSRC/BBSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology; and the EU-wide SYNENERGENE project exploring public engagement in synthetic biology.

    Full details in the University publications repository