• February 23, 2022

    EBRC 2022 Annual Meeting

    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.

  • February 18, 2022

    Climate and Sustainability Roadmap Social Dimensions Writing Workshop

    EBRC is developing four case studies to examine the social and non-technical dimensions related to the technical advancements proposed in the Climate and Sustainability Roadmap. At this workshop, participants will explore in-depth the regulatory, societal, economic, and security issues.

  • Climate and Sustainability Roadmap Virtual Writing Workshop 8: January 28th

    Friday, January 28th, 2021
    12:00pm – 6:00pm Eastern | 9:00am – 3:00pm Pacific
    ***NOW VIRTUAL***

    Note: due to the current COVID situation, this workshop has been changed to a virtual event.

    The workshop will focus on drafting our technical research roadmap to advance engineering biology tools and technologies that respond to the urgency of the climate crisis and promote long-term sustainability.

    This workshop is by invitation only.

    Register Here
    Registration closes January 18, 2022

    Agenda: Coming Soon!

    Workshop Objectives

    • Descriptions of enabling and/or transforming tools and technologies for each of the Roadmap’s previously identified technical themes: Large-scale Biosequestration of Greenhouse Gases; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Application Sectors (Food/Ag, Transportation & Energy Production, Materials Production); Conservation of Ecosystems and Biodiversity; Enabling Sustainable Industrial Processes; and Mitigating Environmental Pollution.
    • Drafting a set of research plans, with specific waypoints, to develop and scale these tools and technologies to address climate and sustainability challenges in a timely, sustainable, and equitable way.
    • Consider the impacts these technologies might have on biodiversity and the environment; consider social dimensions and non-technical challenges, such as security, policy, and regulations.

    For more information about the roadmap or workshop, please contact Sifang Chen (


  • EBRC Council Retreat 2021

    Wednesday, October 27, 2021: 8:00 AM- 2:00 PM PDT
    Thursday, October 28, 2021: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

    The annual EBRC Council Retreat and planning meeting will be held virtually October 27-28, 2021. This meeting is by invitation only and will be a mix of plenary discussions and extended breakout sessions.

    Please register for the meeting and select your breakout session preferences, and indicate your interest in giving a Synergies lightning talk. We will organize breakout sessions based on your preferences, as well as obtaining a mix of academic and industry members, and WG representation. Throughout the meeting, we will identify and integrate opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • EBRC SPA presents Follow the Money Panel

    The EBRC Student and Postdoc Association is hosting a panel discussion called Follow the Money for researchers to understand the science funding pipeline for engineering and synthetic biology. Join us virtually on October 18th, 2021 (12:00-1:30pm ET | 9:00-10:30am PT) on Zoom by registering here. Our diverse panel includes a broad range of perspectives from the congressional, project management, and advocacy levels to provide a full-circle overview on how research priorities go from expert opinion to budget items to grants to research labs and back.

    Click here to view our flyer.

    Please contact Julie Ming Liang ( if you have any questions.

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