The Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) is a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to bringing together an inclusive community committed to advancing engineering biology to address national and global needs. We showcase cutting-edge research in engineering biology, identify pressing challenges and opportunities in research and application, articulate compelling research roadmaps and programs to address them, and provide timely access to other key developments in engineering biology. Driven by member-led working groups, we focus on Research Roadmapping, Education, Security, and Policy & International Engagement.

Roadmapping

We create visions and roadmaps for engineering biology.

Our work in Technical Research Roadmapping assesses the current state of engineering biology; global challenges for which it might be deployed; gaps in technology requiring research and development; gaps in workforce development requiring new or better education and training programs; and gaps in communication and policy requiring new or better models and policies.

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Student and PostDoc Association

Student & Postdoc Association

Get involved in our inclusive community! Membership is open to all interested students and postdocs in EBRC.

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Security Program Expansion

We’re actively developing tools to help researchers consider the security implications of their work.

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Diversity Database

Diversity Database

We encourage organizers of meetings, panels, and lecture series to have a balanced view at the podium.

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UPCOMING EBRC EVENTS

  • Event date: June 7, 2019

    Malice Analysis Workshop, Minneapolis

    The rapid advances in bioengineering capabilities have raised concerns with the security community, lawmakers, and the general public.

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  • Event date: June 19, 2019

    Malice Analysis Workshop, Austin

    The rapid advances in bioengineering capabilities have raised concerns with the security community, lawmakers, and the general public.

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  • Event date: November 14-15, 2019

    EBRC Fall 2019 Retreat

    EBRC annual retreat by invitation only, focusing on workshops inviting academics and industry to discuss latest research in engineering biology. Participants also contribute in identifying and addressing challenges and opportunities.

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SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NEWS

  • Post date: 04/05/2019

    Artificial Photosynthetic Cell Producing Energy for Protein Synthesis

    Samuel Berhanu, Takuya Ueda, Yutetsu Kuruma. Nature Communications.

  • Post date: 03/04/2019

    Gene-edited animal creators look beyond US market

    Heidi Ledford. Nature.

  • Post date: 03/04/2019

    UC’s patent for its pioneering CRISPR discovery

    UC’s patent for its pioneering CRISPR discovery sets up a big battle over its rights. Los Angeles Times.

  • Post date: 03/04/2019

    The race for enzymatic DNA synthesis heats up

    Jeffery M. Perkel. Nature.

  • Post date: 03/04/2019

    PLANT-Dx: A Molecular Diagnostic for Point of Use Detection of Plant Pathogens

    Matthew Verosloff, James Chappell, Keith L. Perry, Jeremy R. Thompson, and Julius B. Lucks. ACS Synthetic Biology.

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