Professor Susan Rosser is Chair of Synthetic Biology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She also holds a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies. She is Director of the UK’s Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology and Co-Director of the Edinburgh Genome Foundry. She is a member of the Scottish Industrial Biotechnology Development Group and a previous member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council.

Susan’s work focuses on developing tools for synthetic biology approaches for pathway and genome engineering in bacteria, yeast and mammalian cell systems. 

The applications of her work include rapid strain engineering for production of high value secondary metabolites, cell lines for protein production, engineering bacteria to generate electricity and developing genetic tools for bio-computation: engineering cells to sense, process and memorise information.