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.
Out now – Engineering Biology for Climate & Sustainability!View the Roadmap
Just Released: Synthetic Biology and Machine Learning Education ModuleLearn more
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Engineering Biology for Climate & Sustainability
EBRC’s newest technical research roadmap is now available! Click the button below to view this new roadmap for a cleaner future.View the Roadmap →
Get involved in our inclusive community! Membership is open to all interested students and postdocs in EBRC.More →
We’re actively developing tools to help researchers consider the security implications of their work.More →
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
EBRC 2022 Council Retreat
Event date: November 7-8, 2022
Reminder to EBRC Council members in industry, government, and academia, to register and book your travel for the EBRC 2022 Council Meeting.
Symposium on Innovation and Education for the Bioeconomy
Date: October 27th, 2022
Join local, state, and national leaders in education, government, and industry on October 27th, 2022 as we build a better and more sustainable future in the Appalachian Highlands.
iGEM 2022 Grand Jamboree
Date: October 26-28
The iGEM Grand Jamboree is where the future of synthetic biology is showcased every year. This year, 350+ multidisciplinary teams from 40+ countries will be presenting their projects on how to solve local problems, all over the world, using synthetic biology.
Global Open Genetic Engineering Competition (GOGEC)
Date: February, 2023
GOGEC, a virtual conference, allows students to present their work and meet other synthetic biology students around the world without having to worry about registration fees. Projects can include any sort of synthetic biology work including engineering organisms, purely computational or software work, or building non-biological devices with biological applications.
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NEWS
Just released: Engineering Biology for Climate & Sustainability: A Research Roadmap for a Cleaner Future
Posted: September 27, 2022
Check out EBRC’s newest technical research roadmap!
EBRC Announces Dr. India Hook-Barnard as the next Executive Director
Posted: April 7, 2021
India looks forward to working with the EBRC community to advance engineering biology and grow the Bioeconomy.
Moon lab alum among researchers who developed one of the first COVID-19 vaccines
Posted: April 6, 2021
Tatenda Shopera, an alum of EBRC member Tae Seok Moon‘s lab, is among the researchers who developed one of the first COVID-19 vaccines at Pfizer. Shopera was highlighted in Washington magazine. Click here to read the full article.
The genotype-phenotype landscape of an allosteric protein
Posted: March 31, 2021
Drew S. Tack, Peter D. Tonner, Abe Pressman, Nathanael D. Olson, Sasha F. Levy, Eugenia F. Romantseva, Nina Alperovich, Olga Vasilyeva, and David Ross. Molecular Systems Biology
Genetic requirements for cell division in a genomically minimal cell
Posted: March 31, 2021
James F. Pelletier, Lijie Sun, Kim S. Wise, Nacyra Assad-Garcia, Bogumil J.Karas, Thomas J.Deerinck, Mark H.Ellisman, Andreas Mershin, Neil Gershenfeld, Ray-Yuan Chuang, John I.Glass, Elizabeth A. Strychalski. Cell