University of Bristol

  • Academic
  • Bristol, United Kingdom


The University of Bristol is a red brick research university located in Bristol, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1909, and its predecessor institution, University College, Bristol, had been in existence since 1876.

The University of Bristol is home to BrisSynBio, a multi-disciplinary research centre that focuses on biomolecular design and engineering aspects of synthetic biology. It has been established as one of six Synthetic Biology Research Centres in the UK. BrisSynBio is funded predominantly by the BBSRC and EPSRC, and they have a number of other academic, industrial and public-facing partners.

Their overarching aims are:

  • to improve understanding of biological assemblies and processes to points that allow the rational and predictable design and engineering of biological and bio-inspired systems;
  • to foster systematic, synthetic-biology approaches to the design and engineering of biological systems across scales from atoms and molecules to cells and tissues;
  • to train the next generation of scientists and engineers in these approaches;
  • and, where possible, to facilitate the translation of fundamental synthetic-biology research to industry and the clinic.
  • Location

    University of Bristol

    Senate House

    Tyndall Ave

    Bristol, BS8 1TH

    United Kingdom

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