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.

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New major grant for Ivan

By Martina on December 16, 2020

Ivan is coordinator of a prestigious 14.5 MSEK grant from Nord Forsk. The consortium includes partners from MC2 at Chalmers, SINTEF in Norway and DTU in Denmark, and will work on graphene-based drug delivery systems for treating MRSA infections.

New award for Jens

By Martina on October 12, 2020

Jens Nielsen recieved the Inagural Gregory N Stephanopoulos Award for Metabolic Engineering.

Cell-wall protein controls aging via altering oxygenation and methionine metabolism

By Martina on September 4, 2020

In collaboration with Gianni Liti, Nice, FRANCE, Mikael Molin was involved in study of gene variants impinging on aging in a population of 1000 naturally-derived yeast strains. One of these made yeast cells more buoyant, resulting in increased …

Peroxiredoxin stimulates longevity through novel redox-signaling mechanism

By Martina on September 3, 2020

The antioxidant peroxiredoxin slows down aging not by degrading the reactive oxygen species hydrogen peroxide, but through a novel redox-dependent mechanism of controlling the central signalling hub protein kinase A. Cecilia Picazo, Niek Welkenhuysen …

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