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Engineering Biology in Cambridge

The Steering Committee spans the Schools of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences and Technology in addition to organisations like the Centre for Science and Policy and Microsoft Research. They determine the direction and activities of the IRC, led by Co-Chairs Professor Laura Machesky and Dr Jenny Molloy.


Meetings are organised and minuted by the IRC Coordinator Hend Aly. Items for the agenda or updates you would like to communicate to the committee can be emailed to







Steering Group Retreat June 2023

Steering Committee Members:

Postdoctoral Committee

The EngBio IRC Postdoc Committee aims to support early career researchers working on engineering biology at Cambridge. We connect researchers across schools and institutes, to create opportunities for networking, collaboration and career advancement. We promote activities tailored towards postdoctoral researchers including workshops and seminars.

  • Interconnect the EngBio postdoctoral and early career community across Cambridge 
  • Provide support to ECRs for career advancement and development in the form of workshops, panels, mock interviews, etc. 
  • Provide networking opportunities and spark collaborations
  • Organise seminars, meetings, and conferences to showcase the breadth of EngBio research in cambridge and provide ECRs with opportunities to present their work

Committee May 2023

  • Alberto Giaretta
  • Irina Gostimskaya
  • Santiago Rodriguez Jimenez
  • Roger Rubio Sanchez
  • Indra Roux
  • Lin Su

Postgraduate Committee

  • Sheila Bhatt
  • Shanlin Tong
  • Lasva Vankayala