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.
Building the Bioeconomy of the Future – EBRC white papers in response to Biden EORead the White Papers
Out now – Engineering Biology for Climate & Sustainability!View the Roadmap
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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 →
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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.
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.
EBRC Global Forum 2.0
Date: February 20-21, 2023
This is an invitation-only event. Register here VENUE The Forum will be held at the Hotel Fort Canning. Our hosts in Singapore have procured an excellent reduced rate at the hotel […]
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NEWS
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.
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.