Synthetic Biology

We design and develop molecular tools to engineer genomes and use natural and synthetic biological parts to produce novel functions in plant cells.

Group leader

Mark Youles

Mark Youles


My work within the TSL to date has primarily focused on the adaption and implementation of the Golden Gate modular cloning system.

In addition to this however, I have also generated various DNA constructs which the Synthetic Biology team hopes will push the currently accepted/known boundaries of the use of Synthetic Biology within the field of plant sciences.

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