20 December 2011

MIT opens new synthetic biology centre

Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT) has opened a new synthetic biology centre, focussing on three main research areas (thrusts):

Foundations Thrust, focused on creating an infrastructure of synthetic biology tools and capabilities

Systems Engineering Thrust, for engineering highly sophisticated biological systems rapidly, efficiently, and reliably

Grand Challenge Applications Thrust, for select areas where synthetic biology provides unique opportunities and capabilities

The centre offers five graduate programmes, the details of which can be found on the center's website.