The main aim of Omic-Engine is the development of a National Research Infrastructure in Synthetic Biology able to promote relevant Research towards the development of high value products for the Greek Agro-Food sector.

To achieve this goal the University of Thessaly, which coordinates this RI has joined forces with eight Greek Universities and Research Centers from five regions


  •  National Technical University of Athens

  •  University of Patras

  •  Democritus University of Thrace

  •  University of Ioannina

  •  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

  •  National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 

  •  Agricultural University of Athens

  •  National Hellenic Research Foundation

The project is coordinated by Kostas Mathiopoulos, Professor in Molecular Biology and currently Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Omic-Engine is one of the 20 Research Infrastructures financially supported by the Operational program "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation" (NSRF 2014-2020) with a budget of 4 million Euros. 

Omic-Engine was established in 2018 with a grant from the “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020” (EPAnEK) Operational Program.

Omic-Engine brings together Biochemists, Biotechnologists, Molecular Biologists, Chemists, Engineers and Bioinformaticians, in order to promote Synthetic Biology research, technology and applications to the scientific community, industry and students.

We acknowledge support of this work by the project “Synthetic Biology: From omics technologies to genomic engineering (OMIC-ENGINE)” (MIS 5002636) which is implemented under the Action “Reinforcement of the Research and Innovation Infrastructure”, funded by the Operational Programme "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation" (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).