A grand challenge in synthetic biology is to build cells.  As a number of international efforts are getting underway to conquer this challenge, JIMB recognizes the importance of developing tools and platforms that support reliable reuse of genetic materials, modules, and measurements as needed to enable coordination of labor and support cooperative communities that can construct many synthetic cells. 

JIMB is actively involved in the Build-a-Cell research consortium. We are also advising the Dutch BaSyC research program.

Upcoming Activities

Prior activitieS, reports & related events in THE SYNTHETIC cell COMMUNITY

Synthetic Cell community research publications