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Peter Swain

Prof Peter Swain

Professor

Centre for Systems Biology at Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

+44 131 650 5451

Peter.Swain@ed.ac.uk

Research related to synthetic biology:
We study how cells make decisions. Gathering and processing information is fundamental to life. In all cells, this ability is conferred by biochemical networks, collections of genes and proteins that interact with each other and the extracellular environment. Information is detected by proteins at the cell membrane, processed by biochemical networks in the cytosol and nucleus, and then used to decide an appropriate cellular response. Such cellular decision-making is at the core of synthetic biology and its failure causes disease: whether it is a hijacking of the signalling network by a viral invader, the uncontrolled growth of cancer, or mistimings in the contractions of individual heart cells.

Keywords and interests: System Biology

Address:
Centre for Systems Biology at Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh
Waddington Building
Edinburgh EH9 3JD