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Synthetic Biology


Our Research

Who We Are:

The NTU Centre for Synthetic Biology consists of faculty from various schools and institutes, including the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE), the School of Biological Sciences (SBS), School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), Singapore Centre for Environmental and Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCSoM).


Our research:

NTU Centre for Synthetic Biology focuses on platform technologies and applications of synthetic biology in addressing biomedical and environmental problems. With our substantive collaboration with GIS and new hires, considerable efforts will also be channeled to develop mammalian cells as the next generation synthetic biology platform not only for proteins and biologics production but also for understanding disease states, prognosis, and host-pathogen interactions. Another major thrust that we will pursue is the development of synthetic systems for bio-mimetic/bio-inspired sustainable productions of materials and environmental remediation. In addition, NTU has also established strong collaborative links in synthetic biology with the Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation (CSynBI) at Imperial College London, through the NTU-Imperial College Joint PHD program started in 2009 as well as the Genome Institute of Singapore. It also collaborates closely with UIUC (Zhao Huimin), Stanford University, and several other international leaders in Europe, Asia, and USA.