Mission Statement

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. This mission is being achieved through EBICS’s integrated research, education efforts, human resource development, diversity and outreach programs, and knowledge transfer activities.

Specifically, we have developed our goals and plans in five areas:

The center consists of 10 participating institutions, which include:


The Center for Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center