Systems and Synthetic Biology is headed by Professor Ivan Mijakovic and is composed of several labs directed by faculty members at the department. The lab and computational facilities are shared among all members of Systems and Synthetic Biology. The division is very international with researchers from more than 30 countries and we have as a key objective to support young researchers in their careers. We are participants in several large research centers and in many international projects funded by the EU and other funding agencies.
The division of Systems and Synthetic Biology is part of the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology.

Systems and Synthetic Biology - SYSBIO



Systems and Synthetic Biology - SYSBIO

International projects

Check out some of our latest and most exciting international projects


New major grant for Johan

By Martina on June 23, 2022

Our new Assistant Professor Johan Bengtsson-Palme received a 15 MSEK grant from the SSF. The title of the project is “Predicting future pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance” (Swedish: Framtidens patogener och resistensgener).

SysBio is growing

By Martina on June 20, 2022

Two new groups have recently joined SysBio: Professor Maria Faresjö and Assistant Professor Johan Bengtsson-Palme. Check out their lab webpages to find out more about their exciting research.

Ivan Mijakovic is the new Deputy Head of the BIO Department

By Martina on November 15, 2021

Ivan has accepted this temporary appointment to help Maria Faresjö structure the new departmental leadership. This will not affect leadership of SysBio, as Ivan remains fully committed to his role as Head of our Division.

Christer Larsson

By Martina on October 17, 2021

Christer Larsson, a Professor of Microbial Physiology at SysBio, passed away on October 12th. Christer was as a dedicated scientist and a supportive mentor, an inspiring teacher and a manager who led by example. His most important legacy at SysBio is …

Centers of Excellence

Systems and Synthetic Biology is part of four large center structures that operate with satellite facilities at Chalmers.