Skip to main content

SynBioApps

Canada's first training program for Synthetic Biology

Supported by the NSERC-CREATE program

Research faculty

Participating students will learn how to fuse the modeling and design expertise of engineers with tools of molecular and cellular biologists under the supervision of professors from Concordia University, University of Ottawa, and Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)-Institut Armand Frappier.

Department of Biology


brett,christopher

Christopher Brett
Associate Professor, Biology
Co-Director, Centre for Microscopy & Cellular Imaging


michael hallett

Michael Hallett
Expertise
Bioinformatic algorithms.

Projects

  • Modeling of cellular dynamic control

 


SYNTHETIC-Aashiq-H-Kachroo

Aashiq Kachroo
Expertise
Gene network repositioning between organisms.

Projects

  • Engineering protein co-localization
  • DNA assembly and transformation

Elena Kuzmin

Elena Kuzmin
Expertise
Complex genetic interaction networks in yeast and human cells.

Projects

  • Functional genomics approaches
  • Genome engineering; CRISPR screens
  • Trigenic interaction screens

20170308-David-Kwan-Next-Gen-031-hero

David Kwan
Expertise
Engineering enzymes and enzyme pathways.

Projects

  • DNA assembly and transformation

     


20161221-Jin-Suk-Lee-Biology-Next-Gen-010-hero

Jin Suk Lee
Expertise 
How different peptide signals control developmental processes in plants.

Projects

  • Synthetic protein interactions

vince-martin-076-768

Vincent Martin
Expertise
Engineering microbial genomes and developing tools to faciiltate genome engineering.

Projects

  • Modeling of cellular dynamic control
  • DNA assembly and transformation

DavidWardphoto_20171213_piekny,alisa

Alisa Piekny
Associate Professor, Biology
Co-Director, Centre for Microscopy at Concordia
Concordia University Research Chair in Cancer Cell Biology


Laurent Potvin Trottier

Laurent Potvin-Trottier
Expertise
Bottom-up approach to understanding biology.

Projects

  • Engineering of precise and robust synthetic circuits

tsang,adrian

Adrian Tsang
Professor and Director, Center for Functional and Structural Genomics


20131112-Malcolm-Whiteway-010-620

Malcolm Whiteway
Expertise
Transcriptional regulation and analysis of signal and transduction pathways in fungi.

Projects

  • Synthetic protein interactions
  • Engineering protein co-localization

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering


kharma,nawwaf

Nawwaf Kharma
Expertise
Evolutionary Computing for automated design and optimization and SynBio as a means of biocomputing.

Projects

  • Circuit design

steve-shih-lab-038-460

Steve Shih
Expertise
Microfluidic devices and automated engineering.

Projects

  • DNA assembly and transformation

Other participating academic institutions


baetz_300x300_0

Kristin BaetzUniversity of Ottawa
Expertise
High-throughput yeast chemical and functional genomic screening.

Projects

  • Modeling of cellular dynamic control
  • Engineering protein co-localization

perreault_jonathan

Jonathan PerreaultInstitut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Expertise
RNA regulatory elements to develop high-throughput parallel sections of RNA aptamers/riboswitches.

Projects

  • Circuit design
  • RNA engineering
Back to top Back to top

© Concordia University