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.

This roadmap is best viewed via the interactive website:


Citation: Engineering Biology Research Consortium (2019). Engineering Biology: A Research Roadmap for the Next-Generation Bioeconomy. Retrieved from doi: 10.25498/E4159B.

Keywords: engineering biology, synthetic biology, gene editing, synthesis, DNA, host engineering, biomolecular engineering, protein, DBTL, consortia, cell-free, data science, data integration, industrial biotechnology, agriculture, food, health, medicine, environment, energy, biotechnology, bioeconomy, roadmap

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