Research Roadmapping

EBRC’s Research Roadmapping efforts are intended to create and promote a regularly updated roadmap for the engineering biology research community – academic and industrial – that identifies priority areas for basic (pre-competitive) research over the next two decades. This focus area aims to guide better-coordinated efforts throughout the U.S. government to fund and expand engineering biology research, to engage new stakeholders, and to inform the research and scientific support community about the challenges and potential of the engineering biology field.

We create visions and roadmaps for engineering biology.

Our first research roadmap will be available here in early summer!

Programs & Activities


    Technical Research Roadmap

    The EBRC technical research roadmap for engineering biology is a critical assessment of the current status and potential of engineering biology. It is intended to provide researchers and other stakeholders across engineering biology disciplines and industries with a consolidated view of challenges and opportunities in the near and long term.

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Working Group

The Roadmapping Working Group is responsible for developing the EBRC technical research roadmap for engineering biology. The Roadmapping Working Group hosts a variety of activities designed to seek insight and input from EBRC members and the broader engineering biology community to build and update the Roadmap.


Roadmapping News

  • April 5, 2019

    Artificial Photosynthetic Cell Producing Energy for Protein Synthesis

    Samuel Berhanu, Takuya Ueda, Yutetsu Kuruma. Nature Communications.

  • March 4, 2019

    Gene-edited animal creators look beyond US market

    Heidi Ledford. Nature.

  • March 4, 2019

    UC’s patent for its pioneering CRISPR discovery

    UC’s patent for its pioneering CRISPR discovery sets up a big battle over its rights. Los Angeles Times.

  • March 4, 2019

    The race for enzymatic DNA synthesis heats up

    Jeffery M. Perkel. Nature.

  • March 4, 2019

    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.

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