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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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 …

Ivan is a new EU ITN grant coordinator

By Martina on May 27, 2020

Ivan is coordinator of a new EU ITN grant “PEST-BIN”, which will develop new methods to fight bacterial infections. The 4.1 million EUR project involves 9 academic partners and 5 private companies and will hire 16 PhD students.

Atlas of Human Metabolism

By Martina on March 25, 2020

The Nielsen group just published An Atlas of Human Metabolism in Science Signaling. The paper is the result of a multi-year effort and is based on a closed collaboration with the Human Protein Atlas project at Science for Life Laboratory.

Centers of Excellence

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