The Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) is a non-profit, public-private partnership organization 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, and articulate compelling research roadmaps and programs to address them. Driven by member-led working groups, we focus on Research Roadmapping, Education, Security, and Policy & International Engagement.


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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Synthetic Biology News

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