We are an academic research group with strong industrial links. We develop, apply and translate synthetic biology technologies to harness the potential of microbial metabolism and achieve impactful living technologies.

We recently moved (mostly) from Imperial College London to The University of Nottingham!

The group
We are a team of research scientists based at The University of Nottingham and Imperial College London, led by Dr John Heap.

A video introduction
John's presentation at the World Economic Forum gives a short (5 min) non-specialist introduction to some of our research interests and motivations.

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Many of our published plasmids are available from Addgene or elsewhere, and our ClosTron online design tool for retargeting bacterial Group II introns is available at clostron.com.

We advertise funded opportunities on the University website (click here) and twitter (click here). We are also happy to hear from suitable excellent researchers with (or seeking) independent research funding who are looking for a host lab.

Our affiliations
Our affiliations both inside and outside our home institutions, The University of Nottingham and Imperial College London.

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Contact us
Email: john.heap at nottingham.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 115 84 67956
Twitter: Twitter @johntheap
Post: Dr John Heap, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham, Biodiscovery Institute, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK.