Songtao Cheng

Songtao Cheng

PhD Student

Hello, I’m Songtao Cheng, a PhD student at the AICell Lab, specializing in the Department of Applied Physics at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

My current research revolves around the innovative design and implementation of an automated imaging farm. This groundbreaking project encompasses various aspects such as cell culture, passage, imaging, and more. Furthermore, I am actively engaged in the development of AI models tailored for real-time image analysis and whole-cell modeling.


After successfully passing the college entrance examination, I gained admission to Huazhong Agricultural University’s bioinformatics program. I participated in iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) where I spent two enriching years collaborating with my teammates. This experience not only honed my scientific research skills but also nurtured a proactive spirit of exploration and self-discovery.

During my Master’s at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, I began to perceive the immense promise of combining automation and AI technology in the field of biological research. With the guidance and support of my supervisor, I embarked on research in this area, ultimately leading me to the AICell Lab.

Research Interests

  • Lab Automation
  • Machine Learning

Personal Interests / Hobbies

  • Cycling
  • Console games

How My Expertise Fits into the AICell Lab

My expertise in machine learning and lab automation makes me a good fit for the AICell Lab. I thrive in collaborative environments and have experience working closely with researchers from different territories on projects.

What I Would Like to Work On at the AICell Lab

I would like to learn about developing lab automation and artificial intelligence systems. This includes the application of robotics, automation control theory, and more knowledge about artificial intelligence. I also want to exercise my ability to develop related projects.

Read a welcome post with an interview with Songtao here: A Landmark Welcome to Songtao Cheng, AICell Lab’s First PhD Student.

  • Master of Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, 2023

    Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • Bachelor of Bioinformatics, 2020

    Huazhong Agricultural University