Research

Systems & Synthetic Biology Towards Sustainability

The lab harnesses the tools and approaches employed in systems biology to bear on the grand challenges of sustainability. We study carbon fixation, the molecular process supplying our food and fuel while carrying the largest flux in the biosphere. We design and build carbon fixation pathways in E. coli. In the process we gain quantitative insights on metabolism.

Cell Biology by the Numbers

We use numbers as a sixth sense to understanding our cells. We look at living world through a quantitative lens. Check out the freely available book, the BioNumbers database we manage, and as an example our findings on the number of cells in the body.