William Taverner

Personal photo - William Taverner

William Taverner

Doctoral Student at the

Rex Richards Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU


In July of 2015 I graduated from The University of Leeds with a first class integrated masters and Bsc degree in genetics. In September 2015 I joined the centre for doctoral training in synthetic biology at The University of Oxford. The program consists of six months of comprehensive training for skills in synthetic biology, followed by laboratory rotations, and a further three years substantive PhD project. My research interests centre around the use of synthetic biology, and more specifically the design and implementation of synthetic genetic circuits for improvements in agricultre and industrial biotechnology.



Other interest

I am a keen rugby player and am currently playing rugby League for the Oxford university team, and rugby union for Oxford rugby fotball club. I am a committee member of the Oxford University Synthetic Biology Society (SynBioOxford).


I speak fluent Spanish and Catalan.