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Thomas Gorochowski

  • MEng, MRes, PhD
  • Research Fellow
  • University of Bristol
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Research interests

Mathematical BiologyEcologySynthetic BiologySystems BiologyEvolutionDynamical SystemsNetworksComplexity


I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Biological Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. My research focuses on merging new techniques being developed in synthetic biology with computational modelling and analysis to better understand the rules that govern how natural systems are pieced together to function effectively. This work is being carried out within the Voigt lab in collaboration with the Broad Institute as part of the MIT-Broad Foundary initiative. I have a very broad range of research interests spanning from complexity, network theory and dynamical systems to synthetic biology and evolution. When not working behind the computer or in the lab, I enjoy racket sports (mostly tennis and badminton), spending time far away from civilization in the great outdoors (hiking, camping, snowboarding), and fly fishing on warm summers evening down by the river.

Co-authors (64)

Publications (5)

  • A standard-enabled workflow for synthetic biology

    • Myers C
    • Beal J
    • Gorochowski T
    • et al.
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  • DNAplotlib: Programmable Visualization of Genetic Designs and Associated Data

    • Der B
    • Glassey E
    • Bartley B
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  • Memory and Combinatorial Logic Based on DNA Inversions: Dynamics and Evolutionary Stability

    • Fernandez-Rodriguez J
    • Yang L
    • Gorochowski T
    • et al.
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  • Trade-offs between tRNA abundance and mRNA secondary structure support smoothing of translation elongation rate

    • Gorochowski T
    • Ignatova Z
    • Bovenberg R
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  • Synchronization and control of complex networks via contraction, adaptation and evolution

    • DeLellis P
    • Di Bernardo M
    • Gorochowski T
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Research Fellow

University of Bristol

January 2016 - Present

Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

May 2014 - December 2015(2 years)

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow and Associate Scientist


April 2012 - April 2014(2 years)

Consultant - Predictive Life Sciences Helpdesk

University of Bristol

March 2010 - August 2012(2 years)

iGEM Instructor

University of Bristol

March 2009 - October 2011(3 years)

Technology Consultant


September 2004 - September 2007(3 years)


Complexity Sciences Ph.D

University of Bristol

January 2009 - March 2012(3 years)

Complexity Sciences M.Res

University of Bristol

September 2007 - January 2009(a year)

Computer Science M.Eng (Hons)

University of Warwick

September 2000 - June 2004(4 years)