Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Synthetic Biology Tools for Yeast section focuses on accelerating rational strain building and current labor-intensive trial and error engineering. Furthermore, the section focuses on providing more tools for high-throughput screening of cell factories.

In order to accelerate rational strain building, the section designs, assembles and characterises synthetic regulatory DNA parts. The section also develops targeted multiplex genome editing tools for one-step biological transformation of cell factories.

To speed-up the selection of the best-performing cell factories, the section also develops biosensors for both small-molecule production and optimal precursor supplies required for bio-based chemical production.

All projects are aimed towards global industrial needs within design, build and screening of new yeast cell factories.

The section's aim is to produce: 

  • Small-molecule biosensors for high-throughput screening of cell factories 
  • Robust yeast cell factories with optimised precursor supply 
  • Targeted multiplex genome editing systems 
  • Characterisation of DNA parts and synthetic promoters for industrial fermentation

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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