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Multidisciplinary research centres in synthetic biology



Funding total


Number of projects funded

Three, please see press release in related links for further details.


To establish up to six multidisciplinary Synthetic Biology Research Centres over two years.

Key aims

As part of a larger "Synthetic Biology for Growth Programme", this call aims to boost the national research capacity and diversify UK expertise, stimulating innovation and facilitating interfaces with industry and other key stakeholders and include provision for:

  • training cohorts of skilled researchers
  • enhancing the UK's gene synthesis capability
  • accelerating the route to market for innovative synthetic biology research

Workshop download

External contact

Luke Davis, EPSRC

tel: 01793 444478

Kedar Pandya, EPSRC

tel: 01793 444317


Ceri Lyn-Adams

tel: 01793 413206

Rowan McKibbin

tel: 01793 413301