Synthetic biology⚙️ & gene circuits🧬 to program our microbiome🦠

Hi, my name is Javier and I am launching my research group at the University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. I am interested in using synthetic biology and synthetic gene circuits to program the human microbiome, mostly gut and skin bacteria.

I recently obtained an ERC Starting Grant to program time in cells.

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Gut bacteria (E. coli) engineered to display novel behaviours.

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Our lab has two main research lines:

Engineering biological timers

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Skin microbiome engineering

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Javier interviewed by Fundación Ciencias de la Salud

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Javier awarded with a Ramón y Cajal grant


Javier is now group leader & tenure-track professor at UPF

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Javier awarded with an ERC Starting Grant

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This website was created by Javier Santos Moreno with help from Guillermo Nevot

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