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.
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Read EBRC’s Public Comment on Oligonucleotide Synthesis Screening
EBRC’s response to the request by HHS ASPR for comments on the Screening Framework Guidance for Providers and Users of Synthetic Oligonucleotides.Read here →
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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
EBRC 2022 Annual Meeting
Event date: May 19-20, 2022
We are excited to announce the EBRC 2022 Annual Meeting at the University of California, Berkeley on May 19-20, 2022. All EBRC members in industry, government, and academia, including students and postdocs, are invited to attend.
Synthetic Biology Young Speaker Series (SynBYSS)
Date: Every Thursday, 11-12 am US ET
This virtual seminar series, held every Thursday (11-12 am US ET | 8-9 am US PT), will feature presentations by early-career professionals.
SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY NEWS
Synthetic Biology and Machine Learning Education Module
Posted: July 8, 2022
A collection of six discussions with researchers who work at the interface of synthetic biology and machine learning.
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
EBRC Statement of Solidarity with Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders
Posted: March 19, 2021
EBRC condemns the vile, misogynistic, racist acts in Georgia. We stand with our Asian and Asian American family members, friends, and colleagues.