Synthetic biology is bringing together engineers and life scientists to specify, design, and engineer biological systems. Synthetic biology holds wide-ranging potential to meet societal needs and produce new technology that will revolutionize human health, energy, materials, and the environment. Additionally, synthetic biology can help us gain insight into the design principles of biological systems using bottom-up approaches, for example, by building biological circuits and studying their function within cells. Finally, synthetic biology is helping to create an infrastructure of tools that will allow the safe, reliable, and predictable engineering of complex biological systems and organisms.
The Center of Synthetic Biology (CoSBi), under the direction of Professor James Collins, serves as a focal point for synthetic biology activities (both research and education) at Boston University. It is composed of faculty from diverse disciplines, who share a common vision for interdisciplinary, quantitative and engineering-based exploration of biological systems.
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