Dr Guy-Bart Stan is the Head of the Control Engineering Synthetic Biology group, Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technology, Co-Director of the Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology and Deputy Director of the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in BioDesign Engineering.
In the Department of Bioengineering, he is Co-Director of Research, and a member of the Department of Bioengineering Research Committee and the Equality and Departmental Culture Committee (EDCC).
Guy-Bart’s research publications can be found at the tab above, or on Google Scholar.
OPENINGS IN THE STAN GROUP
OPEN PhD Positions in the STAN Group
PhD position 1: We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic PhD student to work on an exciting project focused on Advancing bacterial 3D printing for the production of next-generation bio-materials. The project is part of the Leverhulme Centre for Cellular Bionics. The ideal candidate will have a background in (as many as possible of) the following areas: bacterial synthetic biology (e.g. E. coli), genetic engineering, optogenetics, metabolic engineering, biomolecular feedback design and implementation, modelling in biology, computational modelling. This project will be realised in collaboration with Dr John Heap and Dr Connor Myant. The student will be embedded in the Imperial College Centre for Synthetic Biology. Instructions to apply can be found here.
PhD position 2: We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic PhD student to work on an exciting project focused on Developing a framework for population-level cellular modelling employing agent-scale resource constraints (project #5). The project is part of the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineering Biology. The ideal candidate will have a background in (as many as possible of) the following areas: cellular and synthetic biology mathematical and computational modelling, biophysics, genetic engineering, biomolecular feedback design and implementation. This project will be realised in collaboration with Dr Tom Ellis. Instructions to apply can be found here. Deadline for applications: 23:00 GMT on Monday 22nd April 2019.
PhD position 3: We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic PhD student to work on an exciting project focused on Engineering synthetic microbial consortia for next-generation biotechnology (project #4). The project is part of the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineering Biology. The ideal candidate will have a background in (as many as possible of) the following areas: microbial synthetic biology, synthetic microbial consortia, metabolic engineering, computational modelling of biological systems, bioinformatics, biomolecular feedback design and implementation. This project will be realised in collaboration with Dr Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro. Instructions to apply can be found here. Deadline for applications: 23:00 GMT on Monday 22nd April 2019.
JOINING OUR GROUP
There are always positions available for excellent prospective PhD students and postdoctoral staff. Please contact Dr Stan directly if you wish to apply for a position in the area of biological systems design and control and/or synthetic biology.
Joining as a PostDoctoral Research Associate
If you are a highly motivated and dynamic post-doc with experience in synthetic biology, or modelling, design or control of biological systems and you are looking to join the Stan Group, please email us with your CV.
List of PostDoctoral Fellowships
If you are a highly motivated and dynamic postdoctoral researcher with experience in synthetic biology, biomathematics, biophysics, or modelling and control of biological systems and you are looking to join us, please email us with your CV. Information about competitive PostDoctoral Fellowships is available hereafter.
If you would like to apply for a PostDoctoral Fellowship to work in my group, this list of PostDoctoral Fellowships might be useful. In particular, if you want to conduct your own research, which is aligned with the core research work in my group, I can sponsor you for an Imperial College Research Fellowship for 4 years. Imperial College's prestigious Research Fellowships financially supports the brightest and very best early career researchers from across the world, providing a level of commitment and support that is rare from a UK university. We are also welcoming and supporting outstanding postdocs applying for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. Please contact me if you are interested.
Also, Dr Nick Jones has compiled a list of fellowships that you might also want to consider.
Another list of independent PostDoc funding (in Biology) has been compiled by Dr Dieter Lucas.
Joining as a PhD student
Competitive PhD Scholarship
Information about the Imperial College PhD Scholarship scheme is available here. Additionally, information about all Scholarship Schemes (including a scholarships search tool) is available here. Furthermore, Ph.D. studentships in the Department of Bioengineering are advertised here. Information about the PhD programme in the Department of Bioengineering and how to apply can be found here. For general information on the tuition fees and cost of living in London, please read this link. For other sources of funding you can also look at here and here (BioEngineering funding) and here (fees and funding). Finally, there are also other PhD scholarship schemes such as for example the Crick PhD Programme.
Please check the College entry requirements carefully before applying.
For support of research-related travel expenses you can check this link.
The webpage of my group is available from this link: Control Engineering Synthetic Biology group
Want to download our papers? This can be done from our research webpage.
Dr Guy-Bart Stan obtained his PhD in Applied Sciences (Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Control) from the University of Liege, Belgium under the supervision of Rodolphe Sepulchre. His thesis dealt with the global analysis and synthesis of limit cycle oscillations in networks of interconnected nonlinear dynamical systems, and with the global synchronisation of oscillations in such networks. The obtained results are based upon a generalisation of dissipativity theory to the global asymptotic stability analysis of limit cycles, both in isolated and interconnected nonlinear dynamical systems. The proposed approach allows a generalisation of the feedback oscilation mechanisms observed in the Van der Pol and Fitzhugh-Nagumo oscillator to higher dimensional systems.
From July to September 2008, he was an invited visiting scientist at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (invited by Professor Munther Dahleh). From June to August 2004, he was an invited visiting Ph.D. researcher at the "Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble", INPG-ENSIEG, Grenoble, France (invited by Dr Carlos Canudas-de-Wit).
From January 2006 until December 2009, Dr Stan worked as a Research Associate in the Control Group of the University of Cambridge (U.K.) with support from EPSRC (EP/E02761X/1) (previously support from a European Commission FP6 Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship (EIF-FP6 025509 GASO)). From June to December 2005, he worked as Senior DSP Engineer at Philips Applied Technologies, Leuven, Belgium. Until May 2005, he worked in the Nonlinear Systems and Control group at the Systems and Modeling department of the University of Liège with F.N.R.S. (Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research) support.
A more detailed C.V. can be downloaded from here.
Dr Stan main research interests are in the areas of Synthetic and Systems Biology, Analysis and Design of Complex Biological Networks, and Nonlinear Systems Analysis and Control.
Oyarzun DA, Stan G-BV, 2013, Synthetic gene circuits for metabolic control: design trade-offs and constraints, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:10, ISSN:1742-5689
et al., 2011, The circadian oscillator gene GIGANTEA mediates a long-term response of the Arabidopsis thaliana circadian clock to sucrose, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:108, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:5104-5109
et al., 2010, Correct biological timing in Arabidopsis requires multiple light-signaling pathways, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:107, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:13171-13176
et al., 2008, Modelling the influence of activation-induced apoptosis of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cells on the immune system response of a HIV-infected patient, IET Systems Biology, Vol:2, ISSN:1751-8849, Pages:94-102