Nottingham Engineering Biology Labs

We build on advances in synthetic biology and biotechnology, work at the interface with adjacent fields, and collaborate with industry to translate progress for society and the bioeconomy.

Heap lab
We develop, apply and translate synthetic biology technologies to harness the potential of microbial metabolism and chemistry.

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Blount lab
We use synthetic genomics to understand how organisms work and to give them new abilities for sustainable biotechnology.

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Contact us
Email: john.heap at and benjamin.blount at
Twitter: Twitter @johntheap and @BABlount