The EBICS mission is to create a new scientific discipline for building living, multi-cellular machines that solve real world problems in health, security, and the environment.
EBICS has taken two fundamental approaches to developing biological machines. Using a classic engineering approach, we define the specifications for cellular machines with the desired capabilities, and develop the necessary parts (cells and cell clusters) and machine assembly pathways to construct such a machine. In parallel, we are using a systems biology approach to understand the emergent properties of cells and cell clusters to harness those properties to evolve interacting cell clusters that function within a biological machine with specific capabilities.
|Leader: Melissa Kemp (Georgia Tech)|
MIT: Laurie Boyer, Linda Griffith, Ron Weiss | Georgia Tech: Shu Takayama, Hang Lu | Boston University: Calin Belta | Gladstone Institute: Todd McDevitt | Tufts University: Mike Levin | Princeton University: Stas Shvartsman
|Leader: Taher Saif (University of Illinois)|
MIT: Roger Kamm, Harry Asada | Georgia Tech: Manu Platt | University of Illinois: Rashid Bashir, Hyunjoon Kong | Tufts University: Mike Levin
|Leader: Kara McCloskey (UC Merced)|
MIT: Roger Kamm, Paula Hammond | Georgia Tech: Manu Platt, Shu Takayama, Yuhong Fan| University of Illinois: Gabi Popescu | Morehouse: Alex Peister | Rutgers University:Maribel Vazquez | University of Georgia: Steve Stice
- A New Paper Has Been Published by Collin Kaufman of UIUC
- Congratulations to Taher Saif of UIUC on receiving the Engineering Science Medal
- Linda G. Griffith PhD has published a paper on modeling complex diseases.
- EBICS Alum Ritu Raman featured in article discussing Women in Stem, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation.
- New paper entitled “A scalable pipeline for designing reconfigurable organisms” has been published.
The Center for Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center