Systems biology is a multidisciplinary research field where chemist, mathematicians, biologists and engineers are working together with the goal to decipher the functions of the living cell, and to use this information to develop new drugs or efficient cell factories for sustainable production of chemicals. In large extent, we use mathematical models and simulations, in combination with the latest experimental procedures, to understand the molecular mechanisms behind human diseases as well as to develop efficient cell factories.
Division of Systems and Synthetic Biology is part of the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering. Systems and Synthetic Biology is headed by Professor Ivan Mijakovic and is composed of seven labs and faculty. Each lab has a leader who is responsible for directing particular research themes. Find out more about these in the menu to the left. The lab and computational facilities are shared among all members of Systems and Synthetic Biology.