what we do
Our team develops computational methods to study biological networks in living cells. We use mathematics to understand natural networks and to design novel systems for Biotechnology and Healthcare. In our research we employ a wide range of mathematical methods, such as machine learning, control theory, stochastic analysis and network theory. Large parts of our work are in collaboration with Systems and Synthetic Biology labs in the UK and abroad.
You can read more about our work in this piece.
who we are
The group lead is Diego Oyarzún and includes MSc students, PhD candidates and postdocs. Together we gather expertise in many disciplines like engineering, mathematics, biology and bioinformatics.
where we work
We are very lucky to be co-located at the School of Informatics and the School of Biological Sciences of the University of Edinburgh, in one of the most vibrant and stimulating European capitals. We are members of SynthSys, the Edinburgh Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology.
Our work is or has been financially supported by the Human Frontier Science Program, the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and the European Union.
|2 Nov 2019||Open PhD positions for 2020|
|23 Oct 2019||Update - 2020 IFAC World Congress|
|18 Sep 2019||Diego spoke at the SynBioControl Workshop in Oxford and the French-German-Swiss Conference on Optimization in Nice.|
|2 Sep 2019||Welcome! Arin Wongprommoon and Evangelos Nikolados will join us as PhD students. Arin will work in collaboration with Peter Swain’s lab on single-cell dynamics in yeast. Evangelos will work on host-circuit interactions in synthetic biology.|
|2 Sep 2019||Welcome! Vanessa Smer-Barreto from the IGMM will join us as an XDF Fellow - she will work in cancer metabolism in collaboration with Andy Finch, Juan Carlos Acosta and Karl Burgess.|
|12 Aug 2019||Matt’s paper on riboswitch design was published in OUP Synthetic Biology, in collaboration with Geoff Baldwin and Guy-Bart Stan at Imperial College.|
|1 Aug 2019||Welcome! Babita Verma has joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher, funded by the Wellcome Trust.|
|28 Jul 2019||New preprint on stochastic bursting in gene expression in collaboration with Ramon Grima.|
|9 Jul 2019||Diego gave a talk at the Alan Turing Institute, as part of a workshop on “Advanced Statistical Modelling and Machine Learning for Molecular Biology”.|
|1 Jul 2019||Evangelos’ paper on host-circuit modelling has been published in ACS Synthetic Biology - congratulations! This is an exciting collaboration with Francesca Ceroni at Imperial College.|