Hector Garcia Martin

Ph. D,  Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

Licenciado en Ciencias Fisicas, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) 

Tyler Backman

Research Scientist

Ph. D, Bioengineering, University of California at Riverside

BS, Physics, Oregon State University

Tijana Radivojevic

Data Scientist

Ph. D, Applied Mathematics, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

MS, Applied Mathematics, University of Novi Sad 

BS, Financial Mathematics, University of Novi Sad

Sarah LaFrance

Software Developer

MS, Computer Science, University of California, Davis

BA, Computer Science, Wellesley College

Apostolos Zournas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph. D, Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University

MS, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University

MS, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Rutgers University

 BEng/MEng,  Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete


Elena Akhmatskaya

Ikerbasque Research Professor (BCAM)

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Ph.D. Applied Mathematics,  Institute for Low Temperature Physics & Engineering, Kharkov

M.S. Mathematics, Kharkov State University

B.S. Mathematics, Kharkov State University

Christina Schenk

Postdoctoral Researcher (BCAM)

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Ph.D. Mathematics, Trier University

M.S. Applied Mathematics, Trier University

B.S. Applied Mathematics, Trier University

Do you want to join us?

We are always looking for people who want to enter the synthetic biology field. We have trained physicists, electrical engineers, mathematicians and software developers before, and we believe the field needs more of them. It does not matter if you have no lab experience. We want candidates with strong mathematical and coding skills, who are not afraid of learning new things or doing experiments, really passionate about biology, and who want to work for the general benefit of society. 

If that sounds like you, send us an email and your resume to