meet the team

Principal Investigator

Dr Leonardo Rios
Dr Leonardo Rios
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Synthetic Biology and Biochemical Engineering
Leonardo was awarded a lectureship in 2017 at the Engineering School of the University of Edinburgh where he leads his research group at the...

PhDs students

Laura E. Walls
Laura E. Walls
PhD Student: Bioprocess Engineering
Laura focuses on the development of an industrially relevant, scalable bioprocess for the production of high value isoprenoids. Laura is using...
Behnaz Nowrouzi
Behnaz Nowrouzi
PhD Student: Metabolic Engineering
Behnaz is focusing on genome engineering using plants P450 in yeast. These enzymes are promiscuous and therefore, minimizing by-products, while...
Nestor Jonguitud
Nestor Jonguitud
PhD Student: Microbial Consortia
Nestor came all the way from Tabasco, Mexico to pursue his PhD focusing on engineering microbial cells to work synergistically to produce natural...
Jorge Santoyo
Jorge Santoyo
PhD Student: Integrated Bioprocessing
Integrated Bioprocess design, developing novel high throughput recovery methods of high value natural products from cell factories using novel...
Koray Malci
Koray Malci
PhD Student: Metabolic Engineering, Automation and Diagnostics
Koray is focusing on microbial cell factory design using novel genome engineering tools and automation platforms to produce high value...
testimonials

What People Say About Us

Glad to be a member of Dr. Leo’s lab. I have learned a lot in such a harmonious
atmosphere. Hope to keep updated on the well-designed website!
Junlin Dong (MSc Student)
Junlin DongMsc Student (Currently Research assistant in SIAT)

I did a period of research abroad at Leo Ríos’ lab. The whole group made me feel like I was at home during the time I was there and they really valued me as a member of the team. They shared their knowledge in the best way posible and I had responsibilities from day one. Leo is not only a great scientist, he is an amazing leader.

 

 

Gabriela Mellado (visiting student)
Gabriela MelladoVisiting Student

I’m really glad to have joined  Leo’s lab during my master year to conduct research on advanced machine scheduling for COVID-19 diagnosis optimization. I’m extremely impressed with the best scientific research atmosphere, the strongest scientific prowess, and the most harmonious relationships in this lab. These really helped me to make progress in my academic years and will benefit me in the future.

Yimeng Han (MSc Student)
Yimeng HanMsc Student