Biomolecular control group

Systems & Synthetic Biology at the University of Edinburgh

Our two locations: the Informatics Forum and the CH Waddington Building in Edinburgh.

what we do

Our team develops computational methods to study molecular networks in living cells. We use mathematics to understand natural networks and to design novel systems for biotechnology and biomedicine. 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 research students and postdocs. Together we gather expertise in many disciplines like machine learning, mathematics, biochemistry 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.

recent papers


Oct 3, 2021 We welcome Marielle Péré as visiting PhD student from INRIA and U Nice, France.
Oct 1, 2021 We welcome Alexandra, Charlotte, Ivan and Michal to the team.
Aug 17, 2021 Diego was appointed Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute
Aug 1, 2021 Denise will start an exciting new post in Strasbourg - we wish her all the best!
Jun 1, 2021 We are organizing a minisymposium at the upcoming Dynamic Days 2021 conference in Nice, France.