Welcome to the group website of the Serio Lab!

We are the Neural Circuit BioEngineering Group, within the Division of Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics at King's College London. We combine bioengineering, stem cell biology, neuroscience and molecular imaging to recreate the complexity of the nervous system in vitro.


We firmly believe that in order to really understand something, it is certainly necessary to take it apart, study and understand every piece and then... to put it back together!

We stand on the shoulders of giants:  for over 30 years neurobiology, genetics, cell and developmental biology have worked together to provide an understanding of which cells, molecules and genes are necessary to construct the nervous system. And in parallel, the emergence of stem cell technologies and bioengineering techniques has given us the tools to interact with biological material in a productive way.

Our aim is to combine these fields into a dedicate research avenue, gaining an understanding of how the nervous system works in health and disease by trying to construct bespoke complex circuitry in vitro. Engineering connections between neural cells in a meaningful way, to advance our knowledge and push towards translational outcomes.

The Latest News from the NCE Group:

If you are looking for a PhD on biomaterials and advanced chemistry applied to bioengineering, check out the Spicer Lab in York! Awesome opportunity https://t.co/faXNiReQLV

Today we received an amazing care package from @nvidia! Thanks to their GPU Seed Grant we can now start to get preliminary data on two projects focused on machine-learning applied to microscopy, together with our collaborator @BergholtLab. Really excited! https://t.co/LCMs1EA6kZ theSeriousLab photo

We have an awesome PhD project available within the MRC DTP at King's https://t.co/D0Q0kzfPRE for 2019! This programme is fantastic, provides great training and a fully funded studentship. The project will focus on on-chip models of synaptic connectivity. Another month to apply!

We just got funded!!! The Wellcome trust is going to fund one of our projects with their Seed Award in Science, official notification arrived today. Best kind of news to receive on a Monday!

Well, If Nature says so... Seems like new labs can be a great place for PhDs. Not that we are biased on this in our less-than-1-year-old Lab! 😉 https://t.co/jiDahK6Lbz

Thanks @KCLstemcells and @davide_danovi for inviting me at #stemcellsatlunch today to give a talk on bioengineering neural circuits for disease modeling