Navigation Links
MIT and Wilson Center receive NSF grant to develop synthetic biology research agenda
Date:6/10/2013

WASHINGTON The MIT Center for International Studies and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are collaborating on a $233,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help realize potential benefits and to address potential ecological effects of synthetic biology.

The grant is supported jointly by three units within NSF, the Division of Cellular and Molecular Biology, the Division of Environmental Biology, and the Engineering Directorate. The grant will fund development of an interdisciplinary research agenda to improve understanding of potential ecological effects of commercial uses of synthetic biology. The research agenda will be developed through consultations among synthetic biologists, evolutionary biologists, ecologists, and environmental scientists. It will be based on workshops that focus on near- and medium-term applications of synthetic biology, with scenarios based on the intentional and unintentional release of engineered organisms.

This project will be conducted jointly by the Program on Emerging Technologies of the MIT Center for International Studies and the Synthetic Biology Project at the Wilson Center. It will build on four previous workshops that brought together a wide range of scientists, regulators, NGOs, companies, and other stakeholders to discuss possible ecological risks associated with synthetic biology products and to identify sources of uncertainty over risks. These workshops were funded jointly by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the NSF Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center. The project is expected to be completed in one year. A small board of advisors has been created to guide the design and execution of the workshops.


'/>"/>

Contact: Aaron Lovell
aaron.lovell@wilsoncenter.org
202-691-4320
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars/Science and Technology Innovation Program
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. New Center for Carbon Measurement to drive UKs low carbon economy
2. Israel names Tel Aviv Universitys Renewable Energy Center a Center of Research Excellence
3. Heart study suggests city center pollution doubles risk of calcium build-up in arteries
4. Mainz University Medical Center attracts funding of Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
5. UC Santa Cruz builds national data center for cancer genome research
6. UF to establish Faroe Island research center with help of baseball star
7. DOE Plasma Science Center Annual Meeting at Princeton Plasma Lab
8. UH Case Medical Center, CardioKinetix reveal promising data for treatment for heart failure
9. Tufts Medical Center researchers finds marker in premies saliva predicts readiness to feed by mouth
10. University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers create new anti-cancer drug
11. Center for North Sea oil expertise set to boost jobs and growth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2015)... Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier of ... second quarter ended June 30, 2015.  Revenue ... decrease of 33% compared to $6.8 million in the same ... 2015 was $0.3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, which ... the same period a year ago.  Lower ...
(Date:7/20/2015)... July 20, 2015  Acuity Market Intelligence,s latest ... Convergence of Commerce and Privacy" forecasts that between ... apps will be downloaded to smart mobile devices ... biometrics market is projected to generate more than ... the seven-year forecast period.    "Biometrics ...
(Date:7/9/2015)... 9, 2015  Unchained Labs just can,t get ... of Avid Nano. Avid Nano designs, develops and ... Also today, Unchained Labs UNcaged ... to use protein sizing system. The pUNk is ... hydrodynamic size, size distribution, aggregation population and molecular ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 5Aware, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results 6Biometrics on Smart Mobile Devices to Redefine Digital Identity with 12.9 Billion Biometric App Downloads between 2014 and 2020 2Unchained Labs just can't get enough, acquires Avid Nano, rocks out the new pUNk! 2
... intelligence community seek out strategies that will give them ... Houston researchers are developing innovative techniques and devices to ... pairing of tactical and technical expertise will be showcased ... Defense Research Conference. "UH researchers are in pursuit ...
... strain called H5N1 forms tiny tubules in which it "hides" ... otherwise would prompt an antiviral immune response from infected cells, ... in the journal Nature . Two domains or ... where double-stranded RNA is hidden from the immune system, said ...
... The universe is full of water, mostly in ... on interstellar dust particles, but until recently little ... Now the latest quick freezing techniques coupled with ... to create ice films in cold conditions similar ...
Cached Biology News:Research conference at UH to focus on US troops' needs, homeland security 2Protein 'tubules' free avian flu virus from immune recognition 2Very cold ice films in laboratory reveal mysteries of universe 2Very cold ice films in laboratory reveal mysteries of universe 3
(Date:8/3/2015)... August 3, 2015 According to ... 3D Cell Culture: Asia to ... Research, the global 3D cell culture market was valued at US$ ... at a CAGR of 29.1% to account for US$ ... with TOC:  http://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/market-research/3d-cell-cultures-market.asp 3D cell culture ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... report, offering competitive market analysis and premium industry insights on the global resorcinol ... based on a collective study of vivid market scenarios and analysis of primary ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... AACC welcomed thousands of medical professionals ... Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in ... showcased revolutionary advancements in clinical testing technology and ... to diagnose patients quickly and accurately and make ... As of Wednesday, July 29, more than ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Washington , July 30, 2015 ... Market, by Product (Software, Molecular Modeling, PB/PK, PKPD, Trial ... Discovery & Development, Preclinical, Clinical Trial), by End Users ... Biosimulation Market is expected to reach USD 2,107.99 million ... a CAGR of 15.29%. Browse more ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 2Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 3Global 3D Cell Culture Market Will Reach US$ 2,717.6 Million by 2020: Persistence Market Research 4Resorcinol Market to Grow at 6% CAGR to 2019 Says New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Resorcinol Market to Grow at 6% CAGR to 2019 Says New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Resorcinol Market to Grow at 6% CAGR to 2019 Says New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 4Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 2Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 3Innovative Research on Cancer, Heart Disease, and Infectious Diseases Draws More than 17,500 Attendees to 2015 AACC Annual Meeting 4Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 2Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 3Biosimulation Market Worth 2,107.99 Million USD by 2020 4
... 7, 2008 BioSpace, the world,s,leading online bioscience ... host a Private Label Career Fair for Regeneron ... take place at the Hanover Marriott,in Whippany, New ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080222/CLF013LOGO ), Regeneron is ...
... SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2008 BioSpace, the ... career fair company,is hosting a Private Label Career ... Boston, Massachusetts. The event will be held at ... pm., (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080222/CLF013LOGO ), ...
... Bluestar Silicones,introduces a new range of Silbione(R) brand ... market that provide a unique combination,of strong physical ... durometers., These new low durometer products incorporate ... to 70- ShA LSR product,line, including easy processing, ...
Cached Biology Technology:BioSpace to Host Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Career Fair in Whippany, New Jersey 2Boehringer Ingelheim and BioSpace Search for Scientists at Career Fair in Boston, Massachusetts 2Bluestar Silicones Introduces Three New Soft and Durable Liquid Silicone Rubber Products 2