Artificial Intelligence Lab (LIA-UPM) is a research group in UPM formed by researchers and professors working in Synthetic Biology, DNA Computing, and Artificial Intelligence (evolutionary computation and deep learning) with different backgrounds: computer scientists, physicists, mathematicians, and biotechnologists.

We are offering positions for a synthetic microbiology + artificial intelligence project. Please, see “Open Positions” page for new PhD and master positions available in our group.

Open one 4-year PhD contract (FPI) in LIA group – UPM

Our new Nature Biotechnology paper introducing a new family of programmable antibiotics:

Rocío López-Igual, Joaquín Bernal-Bayard, Alfonso Rodríguez-Patón, Jean-Marc Ghigo, and Didier Mazel. Engineered toxin-intein antimicrobials can selectively target and kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria in mixed populations. Nature Biotechnology, 2019. DOI: 10.1038/s41587-019-0105-3.

Full-text access to the Nature Biotech paper: DOI: 10.1038/s41587-019-0105-3.
Free full-text access to a view-only version:
A research done by UPM and Institut Pasteur mainly during EU FET-Proactive research project PLASWIRES:

Video about our Nature Biotechnology journal paper:

Gif above is an animation describing our programmable antibiotic published in Nature Biotechnology.