Principal Investigators

Sigurður Brynjólfsson
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

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 Professor (University of Iceland), Professor at Zhejiang University
Research Scientist, New York University Abu Dhabi, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

Post Doctoral Researchers

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.


Þórdís Kristjánsdóttir
PhD Student
Metabolic reconstruction of Rhodothermus marinus
Yixi Su
PhD Student
I work on bioengineering for making value from bioresources, which involves strain improvement and bioprocess engineering.
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 Jóhannsson
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.


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