Biological Computation

Biological Computation


Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


Our group is developing theory, methods and software for understanding and programming information processing in biological systems. Our research currently focuses on three main areas: Molecular Programming, Synthetic Biology and Stem Cell Biology. Current projects include designing molecular circuits made of DNA, and programming synthetic biological devices to perform complex functions over time and space. We also aim to understand the computation performed by cells during development, and how the adaptive immune system detects viruses and cancers. We are tackling these questions through the development of computational models and domain-specific computational tools, in close collaboration with leading scientific research groups. The tools we develop are being integrated into a common software environment, which supports simulation and analysis across multiple scales and domains. This environment will serve as the foundation for a biological computation platform.



PhD Scholars and Post-Docs

PhD Scholars

  • Bas Bögels, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Iuliia Zarubiieva, University of Warwick
  • Arthur Radley, University of Cambridge
  • Luca Rosa, University College London
  • Anibal Arce Medina, Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Gregg Szep, King’s College London

Former PhD scholars

  • Om Patange, University of Cambridge
  • Mattia Cinelli, University College London
  • Kathryn Atwell, University of Oxford
  • Frits Dannenberg, University of Oxford
  • Laura Parshotam, University College London
  • Anton Kan, University of Cambridge
  • Tim Rudge, University of Cambridge
  • Alistair Bailey, University of Southampton
  • Wei Pan, Imperial College London

Former postdocs