Synthetic Biology Media Resources

A collection of minimally-curated educational and informative videos and podcasts.

Featured Media

Check out the newest episodes of EBRC In Translation!

Engineering Biology Podcasts

Podcasts are an awesome way to learn more about engineering biology from practically anywhere: in the car with your kids, at the gym, in the kitchen, or on a stroll in the park with your furry friend!


In Translation

Check out the first episode of In Translation, a production from EBRC’s Student & Postdoc Association, using the player above! In Translation brings you deep conversations with leaders in the world of Engineering Biology, hosted by a rotating cast of graduate students and postdocs. New episodes available monthly.

Check out other podcasts featuring EBRC members

Engineering Biology Videos

Check out EBRC’s YouTube channel (and don’t forget to subscribe!).

Featured Video —

Check out the Kunjapur Lab Academy on YouTube to learn about synthetic biology from EBRC member Aditya Kunjapur (Univ. of Delaware; @kunjapur on Twitter)!

From Dr. Kunjapur:
I run a lab that advances the frontiers of biomolecular engineering research, specifically in engineering new biochemical pathways and protein structures. My mission is to make scientific discoveries while training the next generation of biomolecular engineers. On this channel are lectures from my first semester teaching an elective called “Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology”. The lectures are geared towards junior and senior undergraduates in chemical engineering. I recorded them during the COVID-19 pandemic and wanted to share with a broader audience.


Originally curated by SPA member Aaron Dy, our YouTube channel features the following playlists that cover basic concepts in synthetic/engineering biology, lectures by EBRC members and the wider community, lab protocols and demonstrations, and much more, in over 170 videos.

  • Synthetic Biology Overview

    This playlist includes short videos, most 3-5 minutes, giving different overviews of the field of synthetic biology. Accessible for the non-scientific public.

  • Synthetic Biology Concepts

    This playlist includes short videos, most 5-15 minutes, that each focus on a particular concept, technique, or application of synthetic biology.

  • Synthetic Biology Teaching or Public Lectures

    This playlist includes longer videos, most 30-60 minutes, with academic professors and synthetic biology leaders giving lectures on topics within synthetic biology for a classroom or general public audience. It was created in conjunction with the publication “YouTube Resources for Synthetic Biology Education”.

  • Synthetic Biology Research Lectures

    This playlist includes longer videos, most 30-60 minutes, with academic professors and synthetic biology leaders giving seminar style lectures on their new research findings.

  • Synthetic Biology in the Lab

    This playlist includes videos focused on basic lab protocols common to synthetic biology. Videos typically show a researcher demonstrating protocols in a lab setting while some use animations. It was created in conjunction with the publication “YouTube Resources for Synthetic Biology Education”.

  • iGEM

    This playlist includes videos about the iGEM competition and videos by iGEM teams that are meant to explain their projects or engage people with synthetic biology generally.