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Synthetic Biology Community


The people, institutions, and companies who do research, development, and provide resources, as well as those who sell services and products using or for the synthetic biology community.




1. People

Charles R. Cantor, Boston University  

Christina D. Smolke, Stanford University  

Drew Endy, Stanford University  

Frances H. Arnold, California Institute of Technology  

George M. Church, Harvard Medical School,  

Hamilton O. Smith, J. Craig Venter Institute  

James J. Collins, Boston University  

Jay D. Keasling, University of California, Berkeley  

Jef D. Boeke, Johns Hopkins University  

John Craig Venter, J. Craig Venter Institute  

Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich  

Michael B. Elowitz, California Institute of Technology  

Pamela Silver, Harvard Medical School  

Ron Weiss, MIT    

Stanislas Leibler, Rockefeller University  



2. Institutions

BioBricks Foundation, Cambridge, MA 02139  

BIOFAB  : International Open Facility Advancing Biotechnology is operated in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)  , the BioBricks Foundation (BBF)  and the Synthetic BiologyEngineering Research Center (SynBERC) 

iGEM: International Genetically Engineered Machine Foundation  

J. Craig Venter Institute  

Leukippos Institute, First Research Institute for Synthetic Biology in the Cloud  

Open Wetware  

SynBERC, Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center  

Synthetic Biology Center at MIT  

The Synthetic Biology Institute at UC Berkeley (SBI)  

Synthetic Biology Group (Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT)  

Synthetic Biology Workgroup  

ETH-Synthetic Biology Group  



3. Companies

DNA 2.0, Menlo Park, CA 94025  

Ginko Bioworks, Boston, MA 02210  

Life Technologies / GeneArt  

Synthetic Genomics  



4. Social and Professional Networks





-Systems & Synthetic Biology  

-Bloc-Magneto worldwide  

-BioBricks Foundation  

-Leukippos - Synthetic Biology Dry Lab  



a) communities:

- Synthetic Biology  

- Biological Computing  

b) pages

- Cellular Computing  



-Design + Synthetic Biology  

-GenoCAD User Group  


-SyBIG: Synthetic Biology Interest Group  



-Synthetic Biology  


















5. Other:

Synthetic Biology Group  

Synthetic Biology Workgroup  

Synthetic Biology & Bioenergy: Groups, JCVI Research  

ETH-Synthetic Biology Group  

Synthetic Biology Data Exchange Group  

Synthetic Society Working Group (SSWG)  














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