The Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology at Imperial College is made up of a number of Centres and Groups, with the Institute acting as a coordinating body to bring these together and enhance interaction.

The Institute incorporates the follwoing research groups:

Our research

Centre for Integrative Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Bringing together scientists from a wide range of different fields to develop innovative interdisciplinary approaches to understanding biological problems.

Director: Professor Mike Sternberg

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Centre for Bioinformatics

Promoting and coordinating world-class research and training in Bioinformatics and providing state-of-the-art support to members of Imperial for their research.

Director: Professor Mike Sternberg

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Genetics Genomics

Effectively linking genetics and genomics to every medical specialty within the College. Through cutting-edge research, integration with medical care and training of clinical and non-clinical scientists, the research makes cross-Divisional contributions across all Faculties of the College.

Strategic Theme Lead: Professor Tim Aitman

Our research

Synthetic Biology

Combining science and engineering to design and build new biological functions and systems, and to understand existing biological life through its rational redesign.

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Biomolecular Medicine

World leaders in multivariate metabolic profiling (metabonomics and metabolomics) and in the statistical integration (chemometrics) of multi-omics data.

Find out more about Biosurgery and Surgical Technology

Malaria Research

Using systems biology to unravel the questions of malaria biology is another importants aspect of the Institute's research.

Our research

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Research is led by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Head of Department: Professor Paul Elliott

Single Cell Analysis

Creating an advanced suite of technologies for the study of single cells using proteomic approaches.

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Syngenta University Innovation Centre

Aiming to address biological research questions of importance to Syngenta through mathematical modelling.

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