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 reseachers 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

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SysBio core values in Nature

By Martina on January 16, 2019

Nature has just featured a correspondence piece on SysBio core values as an example of actively building a working culture based on mutual cooperation, communication and respect. “Congratulations to our Core Values Team, and all SysBio members for adopting and supporting our core values”, says Ivan Mijakovic.

Dina and Jens added: “Desired organizational culture does not occur spontaneously, it is a result of a permanent effort of the leadership and the team. In our case, we have been actively working for more than 10 years to ensure that we create and maintain the diverse culture that we can be proud of.”

Read the article “Define working culture, don’t leave it to chance”.

Barriers and opportunities in renewable biofuels production

By Martina on September 4, 2018

Nielsen group discusses barriers and opportunities for advanced biofuel production in a paper published in Nature Energy

Yeast more efficient as cell factory

By Martina on August 30, 2018

Two strategies for making yeast more efficient as a cell factories were identified. Results published in Nature Communication and Cell

The full article “Yeast more efficient as cell factory” is available on Chalmers website.

10 years anniversary of the SysBio group

By Martina on May 24, 2018

About 10 years anniversary of the SysBio group read on Chalmers website.

Centers of Excellence

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