Research & Discoveries
Synthetic Biology For Translational Research
Exploring New Ideas
Synthetic biology (SynBio) is a multidisciplinary area of research that seeks to create new biological parts, devices, and systems, or to redesign systems that are already found in nature.
SynBio is an emerging field that combines the principles of engineering, computer science, and molecular biology to design, build, and reprogram biological systems. This multidisciplinary area of research aims to create new biological parts, devices, and systems, or to redesign systems that are already found in nature. One of the key goals of synthetic biology is to develop new technologies that can be used to create new biological functions, such as development of new drugs and vaccines, and the design of new biosensors. SynBio also aims to make biological systems more predictable and controllable, which can lead to new technologies in fields such as medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology. The field of synthetic biology utilizes a variety of techniques such as genetic engineering, metabolic engineering, and systems biology to achieve its goals. For example, researchers use genetic engineering to create new DNA sequences that can be used to produce new proteins or enzymes, or to reprogram the behavior of cells. In addition to its applications in industry and biotechnology, synthetic biology also has the potential to revolutionize the field of medicine. For example, researchers are working on developing new therapies that use synthetic biology techniques to treat genetic diseases, cancer, and other illnesses. Overall, Synthetic biology is a rapidly growing field with many potential applications, and it is expected to play an increasingly important role in solving some of the world's most pressing challenges.
What we do
In our lab, we use synthetic biology to develop novel therapeutics for cancer research and treatment, as well as infectious disease research.