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About the PI

Alfonso Jaramillo holds a PhD in Particle Physics (1999) and a Habilitation in Biology (2007). After postdoctoral appointments with Prof. Wodak (ULB Brussels, 1999-2002) and Prof. Karplus (ULP France and Harvard USA, 2002-2003), he started in 2003 as Assistant Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique (France), becoming tenured in 2005. There, he further developed computational synthetic biology. In 2009, he moved to Genopole (France) as CNRS-senior researcher to started his experimental synthetic biology lab, utilizing directed evolution, microscopy, microfluidics and 3D printing. In 2013, he opened a second lab at the University of Warwick (UK), where he holds the Chair of Synthetic Biology. His lab focuses in the development of technologies for synthetic biology based on evolution, including regulatory circuits and retargeted bacteriophages.