Orkun S. Soyer, PI
Born in Istanbul, Turkey on 5th of July, 1975. BSc in Chemistry from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey (2000). PhD from University of Michigan for work with Richard A. Goldstein (2004). Postdoc with Sebastian Bonhoeffer at ETH, Zurich (2004 - 2006). Independent researcher at Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (2006 - 2009). Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Systems Biology at University of Exeter (2009 - 2013). Professor of Evolutionary Systems and Synthetic Biology at University of Warwick (2013 - ). Research area: Networks, evolution, and all in between. Off work: Keen sailor.
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Nicolas Delalez, PDRA
Born in France in 1980. BSc in Physics from University Montpellier II, France (2002). MSc in Physics from University Claude Bernard Lyon I, France (2004). MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biophysics from University Pierre&Marie Curie Paris VI, France (2005). D.Phil. in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford (Merton College), thesis supervisor: Prof Judith Armitage, FRS (2009). Postdoc with Dr Richard Berry, Dr Mark Leake and Prof Armitage at the University of Oxford (2009-2014). Joined the OSS lab in October 2014. Research areas: dynamics and evolution of macromolecular complexes and networks, two-component systems.

Tobias Grosskopf, PDRA
Born in Munich in 1981. Diploma in Biological Oceanography from the University of Kiel, Germany (2008). Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) in Marine Biogeochemistry from the University of Kiel (2012), working in the Molecular Biology Lab of Prof. Julie LaRoche in the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (GEOMAR). Joined OSS Lab in April 2013. Research Area: Engineering Synthetic Microbial Communities, Biomethane Production. Off work: Sailing, playing guitar, skiing

Kalesh Sasidharan, PDRA
Born in Kerala, India in 1982. BSc in Physics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India (2003). DNIIT (Diploma in Software engineering) from National Institute of Information Technology, India (2003). MSc in Bioinformatics from Bharathiar University, India (2006). PhD in Systems Biology from Keio University, Japan, supervised by Dr. Douglas B. Murray and Dr. Martin Robert (2012). Joined OSS Lab in March 2013. Research area: Parasite-host interaction at the metabolic level. Off work: Sketching, poetry, travelling, cooking.

Sean Aller, PhD student
Born in Birmingham, UK in 1993. BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Warwick (2014). Started PhD at OSS lab on September 2014. Research area: Virus-host interactions. Off work: Badminton, amateur photography

Xue Jiang, PhD student
Born in Chongqing, China. Undergraduate in Bioscience from Sichuan University, China (2010). MPhil in Chemistry from University of St Andrews (2012). Started PhD at OSS lab on September 2013. Phd project title: Biomethane communities optimization. Off-work hobbies: Cooking, animations and badminton. Started PhD at OSS lab on Sep 2012. Research Area: Microbial communities.

Henry Porter, PhD student
Born in New Jersey in 1989. Acquired a BSc in Biomedical Science at Lancaster University (2010) and an MSc in Molecular Medicine at Imperial College London (2012). Work experiences at Vancouver General Hospital, the Agribusiness Syngenta and the African Health Policy Network. I am interested in basic questions regarding microbial ecology and hope to generate stable, synthetic methanogenic communities. Started PhD at OSS lab on Sep 2013. Research Area: Microbial communities.

Song Feng, PhD student
Born in China. BSc in Biotechnology from Zhejiang University (ZJU), China (2009). Intern in CAS-MPG Partner Institution of Computational Biology (PICB) during 2008-2009. MSc in Biosciences from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia (2010). Started PhD at OSS lab on Dec 2011. Research Area: Pleitropy and cross-talk in cellular networks. Off work: Climber, Trekker. Personal site: fengsong.net

Christopher de Wolf, Technician
Born near London, UK. BSc from Keele University (2005). Research scientist studying neurodegenerative diseases at the Institute for Animal Research and The Roslinn Institute (2006-2012). MSc in Molecular Biotechnology from Birmingham University (2013). Joined OSS lab December 2013. Research area: Microbial communities and cyanobacteria. Off work: Keen sailor and amateur photographer.

Kent McClymont
Born in Herefordshire, UK. BSc Computer Science from University of Exeter (2006, 2012). Research student studying optimisation using Evolutionary Algorithms in Hyrdoinformatics (2008-2012). PhD in Computer Science from University of Exeter (2012). Post-doctoral researcher in computer science and metabolic pathway engineering in Systems Biology at Exeter (2011-2014). Initially joined OSS lab 2011 and returned in 2014. Research area: metabolic modelling. Off work: paddle sports and amateur photographer.

OSS Lab proudly acknowledges the following students and researchers for their work and enthusiasm during their time in the lab. We wish them all the best in their future career.
Andrea Martinez-Vernon (MSc student, summer 2014), Francesco Montefusco (Post-doc, 2011-14), Arno Steinacher (Post-doc, 2011-14), Munia Amin (PhD student, 2010-13), Kaitlin Weegman (MSc student, summer 2012), Tuba Ayhan (UG project, summer2011). Steve Cockram (UG project, summer 2011), Nihat Sayar (PDRA, 2010-11), Varun B Kothamachu (PhD student, 2010-2014), Jamie Lue (Post-doc, 2012-2015), and Simone Zenobi (Technician, 2013-2014).

Current collaborators include...
Harris Wang (Columbia University). Dominique Schneider (University of Grenoble). Steve Porter (University of Exeter). Elisenda Feliu (University of Copenhagen). Luca Cardelli ( Microsoft Research). Rick Titball (University of Exeter). Angus Buckling (University of Exeter).