Systems Biology

Complex biological systems

BU faculty are applying the complementary approaches of systems and synthetic biology to investigate, understand, and exploit the design principles of complex biological systems.

In systems biology, we are developing pioneering genomic technologies to map molecular networks in cells with high-resolution, and building computational models to predict their physiological and disease-related behaviors.

Synthetic Bioengineering

A powerful, bottom-up approach to investigate and rewire biological systems

BU faculty are developing methods to rationally design and evolve biological circuits, creating fundamentally new systems not found in nature, and using them to reprogram cellular behavior. Our efforts are paving the way for a new foundation of cell-based devices, diagnostics, and therapies that will provide transformative ways to combat complex diseases.

Affiliated Research Centers