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

Apostolos Zournas

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ph. D, Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University

MS, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University

MS,  Horticultural Genetics and Biotechnology, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania

 BEng/MEng,  Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete

Patrick Kinnunen

Postdoctoral Researcher 

Ph. D, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

 BSChemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University


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

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