Publications – Roadmaps

  • TECHNICAL ROADMAPPING

    Engineering Biology & Materials Science

    Publication Date: January 2021

    This technical roadmap assesses the challenges and potential for innovation at the intersection of engineering biology and materials science. The roadmap provides a high-level path for research and development to enable a future of advanced materials and envisions creative and ambitious material solutions to persistent societal challenges that leverage the opportunities and advantages of harnessing and integrating engineered biology.

  • TECHNICAL ROADMAPPING

    Engineering Microbiomes – Looking Ahead

    Publication Date: December 2021 | Originally published in ACS Synthetic Biology.

    A companion piece to Microbiome Engineering, this publication highlights the technologies and applications imagined by the roadmap. This publication features a focus on the Distributed Metabolism technical theme and provides compelling examples of how engineered microbiomes might contribute to foods, human health, and transforming the environment.

     

  • TECHNICAL ROADMAPPING

    Microbiome Engineering

    Publication Date: October 2020

    This technical roadmap is a critical assessment of the current state of microbiome engineering and areas of anticipated research and development in the next twenty years. It also details how those scientific advancements can be applied across different industry sectors. Microbiome Engineering aims to provide a forward-looking examination of both the short- and long-term needs for microbiome engineering, to help scientists and policymakers fully utilize microbiome engineering.

  • TECHNICAL ROADMAPPING

    Enabling Defense Applications through Engineering Biology

    Publication Date: June 2020

    This technical roadmap describes opportunities and advantages in engineering biology to build new materials for diverse systems, enable new methods for sensing, monitoring, and communicating, protect humans from harsh environments and combat mission states, and build resilience to evolving threats.

  • TECHNICAL ROADMAPPING

    Engineering Biology

    Publication Date: June 2019

    EBRC’s inaugural roadmap, Engineering Biology: A Research Roadmap for the Next-Generation Bioeconomy, is a critical assessment of the status and potential of engineering biology. It is intended to provide researchers and other stakeholders (including government funders) with a compelling set of technical challenges and opportunities in the near and long term. The roadmap does so through four technical themes encompassing fundamental research and five application sectors tackling significant societal challenges.

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