Realising the potential of synthetic biology for health


The Centre's Leadership and Management team contribute to planning and can make swift decisions on issues such as hiring, research, outreach, and fund raising. We are also delighted to have a prestigious International Science Advisory Board who meet every 18 months to discuss the Centre's progress against objectives.

A list of members can be found below.


Centre Management and Operations Team

Professor Susan Rosser – Director

Professor Alistair Elfick – Depute Director

Dr Liz Fletcher – Centre Manager

Dr Lorraine Kerr – Commercial Relations Manager

Dr John Morrow – Business Development Manager (maternity cover for Dr Emma Elliot)

Miss Julie Fyffe – Centre Office Manager


Executive Management Team

As above plus

Professor Andrew Millar – data management and open access

Professor  Steve Pollard – links to medicine

Dr Jane Calvert - RRI


International Science Advisory Board

Professor Martin Fussenegger – ETH Zurich

Professor Ron Weiss – MIT, Boston 

Professor Steve Michnick – University of Montreal

Professor Roman Jerala – National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana

Professor Jim Haselhof – Open Plant/University of Cambridge

Dr Axel Trefzer – Thermo Fisher

Professor Michele Garfinkel – EMBO

Dr Mary McElroy – Charles River Labs

Dr Rowan McKibbin/Jamie Parkin – BBSRC  

Dr Karen Davies– EPSRC

Dr Tim Cullingford – MRC