Principal Investigators

Sigurður Brynjólfsson
Professor
Orthopaedic biomechanics,, Musculoskeletal systems, fracture, Mechanics and Design, Systems biology, Algae, Bioreactors,
Óttar Rolfsson
Assistant Professor
Research interests are focused on how metabolism underlies or is involved in biological events as well as on the discovery of metabolic functions. Systems biochemistry and mass spectrometry.
Steinn Guðmundsson
Associate Professor
Optimization in systems biology, metabolic engineering, machine learning, medical applications of pattern recognition
Snædís Björnsdóttir
Assistant Professor
Microbiology, Genetics and Biotechnology
Skarphéðinn Halldórsson
Research Associate
Microfluidics, Microscopy, Cellular biology, Metabolomics, Cancer research

Adjunct Faculty

Bernhard Palsson
Adjunct Professor
Galletti Professor of Bioengineering, Professor of Pediatrics, and the Principal Investigator of the Systems Biology Research Group in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego
Weiqi Fu
Adjunct Associate Professor
Research Scientist, New York University Abu Dhabi, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
Karsten Zengler
Adjunct Professor
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Host-Microbe Systems & Therapeutics, Center for Immunity, Infection & Inflammation at the University of California, San Diego.

Post Doctoral Researchers

Cyril Lemaire
Post Doctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral researcher in bioprocess engineering. Anaerobic fermentation of single carbon substrate for the production biochemicals: Experimental design and mathematical modelling.

Sarah McGarrity
Post Doctoral Researcher
I am working on projects studying endothelial cells, especially their response to inflammatory and adrenergic stimuli, and mesenchymal stem cells, focusing on their differentiation to osteocytes and adipocytes. I collaborate between University of Iceland, University of Reykjavík and the University of Copenhagen.
Hulda Jónasdóttir
Research associate
I am working towards implementing new mass spectrometry based chemical analysis methods in various biochemistry based research projects.

Students

Þórdís Kristjánsdóttir
PhD Student
Metabolic reconstruction of Rhodothermus marinus
Zhiqian Yi
PhD Student
Effect of physical, chemical mutagenesis and adaptive evolution on the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum for enhanced carotenoid accumulation.
Yixi Su
PhD Student
I work on bioengineering for making value from bioresources, which involves strain improvement and bioprocess engineering.
Guðný Ófeigsdóttir
PhD Student
My project is based on using anaerobic thermophilic bacteria producing chemicals like acetic acid, ethanol, butanol or 2,3-butanediol by using scrubbed geothermal gas from the powerplant on Hellisheiði.
Arnar Sigurðsson
MSc student
I am working on characterizing differences in the central carbon metabolism that happen during epithelial-to-mesenchymal transiton using western blotting, RT-qPCR, metabolomics and lipidomics.
Qiong Wang
PhD Studen
My project involves mapping the proteomic changes that occure during EMT within the cell model D492.
Sigurður Trausti Karvelsson
PhD student
I am working on making and updating constraint-based metabolic and signaling models describing EMT-related metabolic and signaling changes in breast epithelial cells. Additionally, I will validate the predictions made by these in silico models using in vitro methods.
Freyr Jóhansson
PhD student
My project involves understanding the metabolism of platelet storage lesion using a combination of isotopic labelling mass spectrometry and proteomics methods.
Rósa Sólveig Sigurðardóttir
MSc Student
I am studying the formation of the endothelial glycocalyx using a systems biochemistry appraoch.

Alumni 

Giuseppe Paglia Ines Thiele Ronan Flemming Swagatika Sahoo
Maike Aurich, Almut Heinken, Neha Rohatgi Hulda Haraldsdóttir
Sonal Kumari Sreekala Kumari Andreas Bergman Manuela Magnúsdóttir