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.Learn more about our Roadmapping work →
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 EBRC Events
EBRC Spring 2019 RetreatMarch 21-23, 2019
Boston, MA More →
Malice Analysis Workshop, MinneapolisJune 7, 2019
Minneapolis, MN More →
Malice Analysis Workshop, AustinJune 19, 2019
Austin, TX More →
EBRC Fall 2019 RetreatNovember 14-15, 2019
Irvine, CA More →
Synthetic Biology News
Gene-edited animal creators look beyond US market. Heidi Ledford. Nature.
The race for enzymatic DNA synthesis heats up. Jeffery M. Perkel. Nature.
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.
Standardizing Automated DNA Assembly: Best Practices, Metrics, and Protocols Using Robots. David I. Walsh, III, Marilene Pavan, Luis Ortiz, Scott Wick, Johanna Bobrow, Nicholas J. Guido, Sarah Leinicke, Dany Fu, Shreya Pandit, Lucy Qin, Peter A. Carr, Douglas Densmore. SLAS Technology.