• Aug 2020: Glen Gowers successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congrats Glen!

  • July 2020: Tom will be giving a Bioengineering Dept COVID-19 talk on engineered yeast in the pandemic

  • June 2020: Joaquin's bioRxiv preprint on bacterial cellulose spheroids is now online

  • May 2020: Tom will be presenting research online on the 18th for the SynBio Oxford Society

  • Apr 2020: Our lab is closed for everything except our emergency work assisting a VLP vaccine project

  • Mar 2020: Tom will be presenting at VIBes 2020 in Leuven, Belgium

  • Feb 2020: Glen's paper on using Rapid LCMS on synthetic yeast genome libraries is now published

  • Jan 2020: The lab is celebrating our 10 year anniversary this month

  • Dec 2019: Will is presenting his research in Edinburgh at the UK Pharmacology 2019 meeting  

  • Nov 2019: Glen's paper on LA-REIMS mass spec screening of colonies is published in ACS SynBio

  • Oct 2019: Viv, Tom and Joaquin are all talking at the 4th International Symposium on Bacterial Nanocellulose in Porto

  • Sept 2019: Tom will be lecturing in Germany at the EMBO Practical Course - Synthetic Biology in Action 

  • Aug 2019: Rodrigo is leaving us to set up his own research lab in our department at Imperial College

  • July 2019: Tom is speaking on yeast synthetic genomes at the 2019 FEMS Congress

  • June 2019: Tom's essay on Synthetic Genomics is now published in The Biochemist

  • May 2018: Tom and Viv are both presenting at the DSTL synthetic biology for materials showcase at F1 Williams, Oxford

  • April 2019: Will's paper on engineering yeast to enable GPCR signalling pathway tuning is now published in Cell

  • March 2019: Alice's review paper on Host-Aware Synthetic Biology is now published in Current Opinions

  • Feb 2019: Tom will be presenting on engineering biosynthesis and materials at Bioprosp_19 in Tromso, Norway.

  • Jan 2019: Charlie's exciting review paper on Bioengineered Living Materials is published in ACS Synthetic Biology

  • Dec 2018: Ben's education paper on our 2016 Synthetic Yeast Summer Course is published and now online.

  • Nov 2018: Tom will be giving talks at Chulalongkorn University and VISTEC Institutes in Thailand and at the 7th IYSGC meeting in Sydney, Australia

  • Oct 2018: We've now published our work on design of modular hairpin structures for tuning yeast translation tuning yeast translation

  • Sep 2018: Glen's work on automating yeast multigene assembly with the London DNA Foundry is published in SLAS Technology

  • July 2018: Tom is back in London in time to see Charlie successfully defend his PhD thesis - congrats Dr Gilbert!

  • May 2018: Olivier's paper on burden prediction using cell lysate measurements is published in Nature Communications

  • Apr 2018: Francesca and Alice's paper on Burden-driven feedback control of gene expression is published in Nature Methods.

  • Mar 2018: George's two papers on engineering yeast filamentous growth switching and inducible mother-specific expression are published in Communications Biology and PLoS One.

  • Aug 2015: Tom will be attending the YEASTCELL Summer School in Frankfurt this month.

  • Apr 2015: Francesca & Rhys' paper on measuring burden and optimising constructs design is online at Nature Methods

  • Mar 2015: Our work on engineered yeast was presented to BBSRC CEO Jackie Hunter & UK Chief Scientist Mark Wolpert and will be presented at BYG2015 on March 26

  • Feb 2015: Both Arturo and Elena passed their PhD vivas. Well done guys!

  • Dec 2011: Awarded a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant for Rapid Protease Detection using Synthetic Biology.

  • Nov 2011: Tom Ellis will be speaking on 2nd Nov at 17th IBC 2011 Conference in Beijing, China.

  • Oct 2011: Welcoming PhD candidate Ben Reeve to the group.

  • Sep 2011: Tom Ellis will be speaking on 2nd Sep at IEEE's EMBC 2011 Conference in Boston, USA.

  • Aug 2011: Check out the Imperial iGEM team 2011, working to make roots grow better where needed.

  • Jul 2011: Fabio Chizzolini has successfully defended his MSc Thesis at Padova University, getting magna cum laudae.

  • Jun 2011: Tom Ellis, Arturo Casini and Ben Blount will all be at SB5.0, Stanford Uni, June 15th to 17th

  • May 2011: Our review on DNA Assembly has been featured in Nature and Nature Methods

  • Apr 2011: We have created a GFP variant expressing stably in a Thermophile for promoter characterisation in high-temperature organisms It REALLY glows.

  • Mar 2011: Talks of our research are being used in an interactive artwork: Public Misunderstandings of Science currently at Lab Life at The Lighthouse, Brighton.

  • Feb 2011: E.Chromi project with James King and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, nominated for UK Design Museum's 2010 Design Of The Year.

  • Jan 2011: Critical Review of DNA ASSEMBLY methods published online at Integrative Biology.


Tom Ellis - Professor of Synthetic Genome Engineering

Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology (IC-CSynB) and the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College, London

Phone: +44-20-7594-7615


Lab Address

609 Bessemer Building, Imperial College, London
South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom


Office Address

704 Bessemer Building, Imperial College, London
South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom