Our Team

Laura Turpeinen

Laura Turpeinen

Commissioning Editor

Laura has a BSc in Molecular Biology and a recent MSc Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology from The University of Edinburgh. She is a science communicator with a focus on genome editing, sustainability and biodesign.

Kira Karlsson

Kira Karlsson

Managing Editor

Kira has BSc in Biomedicine, and a recent MSc in Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology, and has a particular interest for the massive potential of Synthetic Biology in Health and Medicine.

Jonny Dennis

Jonny Dennis

Editor and Social Media Coordinator (Twitter)

Jonny originally studied Chemistry, and then completed an MSc in Synthetic Biology, before starting a PhD that combines both fields.

Georgia Leisegang

Georgia Leisegang

Editor and Social Media Coordinator (Facebook)

Georgia has a BSc in Genetics and an MSc in Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology from University of Edinburgh.

Fernanda Bolaños

Fernanda Bolaños

Editor and Graphic Design Coordinator

Fernanda has a BSc in Chemistry and recently finished her MSc in Biotechnology at the UoE. She’s interested in the use of Biotechnology and Synthetic biology as tools for tackling environmental problems.

Robin Bishop

Robin Bishop

Editor and Social Media Coordinator (LinkedIn)

Robin studied Geology and Biology at the University of Bristol where he specialised in Palaeontology. After this he attended Edinburgh University where he completed an MSc in Biotechnology. His passion is for biobusiness and entrepreneurship and he currently works at a startup in London.

Sooji Choi

Sooji Choi

Editor and Social Media Coordinator (Instagram)

Sooji has BA in Biology and recently finished MSc in Biotechnology at the University of Edinburgh. She has interest in quality, bioethics, and regulations of technology transfer in biotechnology from research to industry.