About The Author

The BioSystems Design Lab is directed by Guillermo Rodrigo and aims at understanding and engineering biology by following innovative approaches that require the combination of different disciplines. We believe in the Feynman's paradigm by which we do not understand what we cannot create.

Our group is part of the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio), a joint venture between the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC) and the Universitat de Valencia (UV), located in the Parc Cientific of the UV campus (Valencia area, Spain).

Towards The Engineering Of Living Cells That Mimic Computers

Synthetic biology is challenging our current conception at multiple levels with an unprecedented potential. The aim is the (re)engineering of gene regulatory circuits to end with cells (re)programmed on purpose for biotech/biomed applications (viz., to implement novel or discover natural functions). This is accomplished by introducing suitable synthetic DNA pieces, mostly designed from scratch thanks