VISION & MISSION
At Synberc, we believe that by responsibly leading the field of synthetic biology, we will enable transformative technologies to meet global challenges and improve lives. Our mission is to build the foundations of synthetic biology by catalyzing multidisciplinary collaborations in research and education.
Synberc. Building the future with biology.
In 2006, the NSF funded the first synthetic biology engineering research center – Synberc – to develop engineered biological systems that will catalyze new technologies for processing information, producing energy, manufacturing chemicals and pharmaceuticals and fabricating materials.
Synberc is a consortium of UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, Stanford, Harvard and MIT. These universities are located in the two “hubs” of synthetic biology: the Boston and San Francisco Bay Area. Synberc PIs are the leaders of synthetic biology, and their labs attract the best and the brightest students in the field. Synberc also has a number of industry partners; these relationships facilitate the technology transfer that will lead to the commercial use of Synberc’s cutting-edge research results.