Schaerli Lab

Bacterial Synthetic Biology

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The interdisciplinary field of synthetic biology has the potential to revolutionise many aspects of our lives, for example by producing engineered living materials. Synthetic biology also provides a powerful bottom-up approach to decipher general principles of the mechanism, function and evolution of biological systems by building simplified versions that are easy to study. In our lab, we are building and studying synthetic circuits in Escherichia coli, with a focus on gene regulatory networks involved in pattern formation.

We are based at the University of Lausanne in the Department of Fundamental Microbiology (DMF).