GeneMill: A 21st century platform for innovation

Biochem Soc Trans. 2016 Jun 15;44(3):681-3. doi: 10.1042/BST20160012.


GeneMill officially launched on 4th February 2016 and is an open access academic facility located at The University of Liverpool that has been established for the high-throughput construction and testing of synthetic DNA constructs. GeneMill provides end-to-end design, construction and phenotypic characterization of small to large gene constructs or genetic circuits/pathways for academic and industrial applications. Thus, GeneMill is equipping the scientific community with easy access to the validated tools required to explore the possibilities of Synthetic Biology.

Keywords: DNA cloning; DNA synthesis; Synthetic Biology; automation; metabolic phenotyping; reactor scale-up.

MeSH terms

  • DNA / chemical synthesis*
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology*
  • United Kingdom
  • Universities


  • DNA