Daniel Sachs

Daniel Sachs



Daniel completed his MSc in Biomolecular Engineering at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany. During his studies he participated in iGEM competitions from 2012-2014 for his University. He finished his Master thesis at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in Emeryville, CA working on Cas9-mediated genome engineering in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Before joining the Rosser Lab as a PhD student, Daniel had a position as a Research Assistant in Jay Keasling’s group at JBEI where he helped developing next-generation Synthetic Biology tools for use in Streptomyces venezuelae.


Daniel’s research focuses on metabolic engineering and Synthetic Biology tool development for small molecule production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


Phelan, R. M., Sachs, D., Petkiewicz, S. J., Barajas, J. F., Blake-Hedges, J. M., Thompson, M. G.,  Keasling, J. D. (2016). Development of next generation synthetic biology tools for use in Streptomyces venezuelae. ACS Synthetic Biology, acssynbio.6b00202. http://doi.org/10.1021/acssynbio.6b00202

Rink, I., Rink, J., Helmer, D., Sachs, D., & Schmitz, K. (2015). Surface-Bound Chemokine Gradients A Haptotaxis Assay for Leukocytes Based on A Haptotaxis Assay for Leukocytes Based on Surface-Bound Chemokine Gradients. The Journal of Immunology194(11), 5549–5558. http://doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1500148


Phone No: 0131 651 7240

Email: daniel.sachs@ed.ac.uk


Twitter: @sachsdaniel