Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology at MIT encompasses research on the design and construction of standard biological parts and devices and integrated biological systems. Much of the work involves the specification and coordinated development of general technology platforms the support the engineering of integrated biological systems.

Specifically, the Synthetic Biology Core is helping to:

Specify, construct, characterize, and coordinate the use of a Registry of Standard Biological Parts.
Develop and refine an abstraction hierarchy and abstraction level interfaces that enable the design and construction of integrated biological systems.
Develop computer-aided designs tools that support the engineering of integrated biological systems.