Become a Member

EBRC members represent some of the nation’s top scientists and engineers spanning the science and engineering enterprise. Our members represent the diverse perspectives of the nation’s engineering biology research community. EBRC is comprised of Individual and Institutional Members, with students and postdocs eligible to get involved as well. Individual Members represent principal investigators from leading research institutions across the United States and around the world. Institutional Member range from start-ups to large, long-established biotechnology research and manufacturing companies.

Institutional Members

Institutional Members come from the full range of organizations interested in engineering biology. These members play a critical role in helping guide the field by working with a community of academic scientists and engineers committed to rapid advancement. Members participate in or lead working groups on topics of interest to their companies and in shaping EBRC’s programs and activities. EBRC Working Groups provide a unique forum where industry scientists work side-by-side, and on an equal playing field, with academic faculty to advance the field. EBRC activities not only provide opportunities to help shape the field’s vision and direction but also provide unique access to cutting edge research taking place in academic labs and to EBRC’s young leaders, students, and postdocs.

Benefits

  • Learn about pre-disclosure, cutting-edge research taking place in academic labs. Access slides and posters after the event.
  • Participate in or lead working groups on topics of interest to your company.
  • Help shape engineering biology’s national roadmap, catalyze new technical advances, and direct the future of the field.
  • Work side-by-side, and on an equal playing field, with EBRC’s distinguished academic faculty members to advance engineering biology.
  • Meet and get to know the next generation of talented scientists, engineers and policy experts working to advance engineering biology.

Criteria

  • Mission, products and/or services related to engineering biology.
  • Interest in participating in EBRC working groups, programs, and other activities.
  • Pay annual membership dues based on the size of your company.

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Individual Members

EBRC members represent some of the nation’s top scientists and engineers spanning the science and engineering enterprise. EBRC members represent the diverse perspectives of the nation’s engineering biology research community. Individual Members represent principal investigators from leading research institutions across the United States and around the world.

Benefits

  • Join a large, inclusive engineering biology research community.
  • Help facilitate a unified voice for the field.
  • Access to a diverse group of academic leaders in synthetic biology as well as key industry players that are at the forefront of adopting synthetic biology technologies.
  • Play a strong role in shaping a roadmap for how the synthetic biology research community will advance the engineering of biology responsibly and for the greatest public benefit.

Criteria

  • Hold PI-level status at an academic or non-profit research institution in the United States.
  • Published work that contributes to the field of synthetic biology and are in good standing within the community.
  • Interest in participating in annual meetings, working groups, programs, and other activities.

Nomination and Selection Process: Members are nominated by an EBRC member or by self-nomination. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis. The EBRC Individual Membership Committee (MemCom) is responsible for determining whether membership qualifications have been met. MemCom evaluates and offers invitations periodically throughout the year.

Membership Terms: EBRC individual membership has no specified terms. Members are expected be active members of the EBRC community. If a member has no EBRC-related activity for a period of three years, the member will be asked if they would still like to be a part of the EBRC community.

Based outside the US? Non-US based PIs may be become EBRC International Members. The criteria and nominations process for these members are the same as for EBRC Members described above. As a US-based, public-private partnership that receives grant support from US Government, the majority of our programs are geared toward US-based researchers. With this in mind, the number of EBRC International Members may be limited.

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Postdocs & Graduate Students

EBRC maintains a Student & Postdoc Association (SPA) to enable engagement between students and postdocs across academic institutions.

Benefits

EBRC SPA members and affiliates are eligible for a series of benefits including:

  • Attending EBRC annual meetings
  • Participation in EBRC SPA events such as industry site visits and workshops
  • Access to private sections of the EBRC website including the Resume Book
  • Application to the EBRC SPA Mentorship Program and EBRC Industry Internships

Eligibility

Any graduate student or postdoc doing work relevant to synthetic biology at a U.S. academic or non-profit, or international student or postdoc at an academic or non-profit institution is eligible to apply for membership.

Work relevant to synthetic biology includes laboratory work in synthetic biology, engineering biology, etc. as well as supporting fields such as microbiology, policy, computation, data science, communications, ethics, etc. where the given research may support the advancement of synthetic biology.

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