Mart Loog (Date of birth: May 22, 1969) is professor of molecular systems biology (www.looglab.com), and the head of the Estonian Centre for Synthetic Biology (ECSB, www.synbio.ut.ee). Mart received PhD in medicinal biochemistry from Uppsala University, Sweden in 2002, followed by postdoctoral training at University of California, San Francisco. In 2006 Mart established his laboratory at the newly established Institute of Tehnology. He has received several international fellowships and awards including The Wellcome Trust Senior International Fellowship and a startup research grant from European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). In 2012 he received Estonian National Science Prize in chemistry and molecular biology. In 2015 he was awarded the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant and became a principal coordinator of a H2020 ERA Chair projects SynBioTEC and GasFermTEC to establish the multidisciplinary Centre of Synthetic Biology. Mart’s research directions include regulation of eukaryotic cell cycle, synthetic circuit design and systems biology of regulatory networks. He is leading a laboratory of 20 people and an effort to develop a new research complex together with a production facility for ECSB. Mart is also actively leading the innovative undergraduate and graduate programs in synthetic biology.