Developing cheap, sustainable lipid synthesis tools for the world.

And we're starting with omega-3 production for aquaculture.

Powered by Synthetic Biology, Synthesea is developing synthesis technology that is transferable to a wide range of lipids (AKA fats).

Aquaculture feed must contain omega-3 oil.

Fish require omega-3 oil to grow nutritiously & healthily. It is therefore required in aquaculture feed (aquafeed).


This is currently sourced from fish oil, which is produced by crushing wildfish, which is fished from wild fish stocks.


Omega-3 production is costly & unsustainable.

93% of Norweigen aquaculture (the largest aquaculture industry in Europe) is Atlantic Salmon. Just one Atlantic Salmon requires ~2000 wild fish over its lifetime.

Current omega-3 production, destroys wild fish stocks.

This continuously increases prices for aquafeed suppliers & is enviromentally unsustainable.


Cheap, sustainable omega-3. Powered by Synthetic Biology.

We're using Synthetic Biology to engineer bacteria that efficiently produce omega-3 that's up to 88% cheaper than other products, using a plentiful precursor product. This drastically lowers costs for aquaculture farmers.

As an additional benefit, no wild fish stocks are used or harmed during this process, meaning our omega-3 oil is ecologically sustainable and ethical.



Ting An Lee

Team Lead


Shreya Singhal

Research Lead


Reiss Jones

Business Lead


Francisco Rivetti


Cytology & Scaling

Anna Schwarzenbach


Genetics & Systems


Claire Nahyun Lee




Aramis Khorchidian

Outreach & Marketing


Affiliates & Traction

Imperial Enterprise Lab Logo
Thought For Food (TFF) Finalist

Winner 2020

Thought For Food 2020 Finalist

SynBic Logo



Contact Us

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Contact Details

Imperial College Advanced Hackspace, Stadium House, Door A, 68 Wood Ln, London W12 7TA