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.
Just released by OSTP: Bold Goals for US Biotech and BiomanufacturingLearn more
Engineering Biology for Climate & Sustainability: A Research Roadmap for a Cleaner FutureView the Roadmap
Now Available: An Assessment of Short-Term Milestones in EBRC’s Roadmap, Engineering BiologyView the Assessment
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An Assessment of Short-Term Milestones in EBRC’s Roadmap, Engineering Biology
Student & Postdoc Association
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Security Program Expansion
We’re actively developing tools to help researchers consider the security implications of their work.More →
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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
EBRC 2023 Annual Meeting
Event date: June 5-6, 2023
We are excited to announce that registration for the EBRC 2023 Annual Meeting at Northwestern University on June 5-6, 2023 is now open. Registration is open to all EBRC members and their lab members, all employees of Industry Member companies, Student & Postdoc Association members, and our government colleagues. We are also pleased to welcome all faculty, researchers, and trainees at Northwestern’s Center for Synthetic Biology to register and attend.
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NEWS
Just released: Bold Goals for US Biotech and Biomanufacturing
Posted: March 22, 2023
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy just released a new report, Bold Goals for U.S. Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing: Harnessing Research and Development to Further Societal Goals. Focusing on bold goals to advance the American bioeconomy, the report is a product of directions given in Section III of the Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy.
Just Released: 2022 Bioeconomy Executive Order White Papers
Posted: December 2, 2022
A series of policy white papers on topics of importance to EBRC members and the engineering biology community that can provide guidance and recommendations to federal agencies tasked with responding to the Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy.
Check out “Life Lab”, a podcast featuring EBRC members!
Posted: October 19, 2022
“Life Lab” is a podcast series aimed at kids ages 9-12 and their families. Created in collaboration with Tumble Science Podcast for Kids, “Life Lab” is five episodes about engineering biology to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, featuring EBRC members and leaders in the engineering biology community. Listen here!
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.