New NSF awards support the creation of bio-based semiconductors
Semiconductor synthetic biology promises to exceed limits of current data storage and processing methods
Dr. Eduardo Sontag (Harvard Medical School Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology (LSP) Member, professor of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University) has been awarded, in collaboration with Dr. Chris Voigt from MIT and Dr. Kate Adamala from the University of Minnesota, a $1.5M three-year grant jointly funded from the National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corporation for “Very Large-Scale Genetic Circuit Design Automation”. This grant aims to scale-up synthetic biological circuits for applications in medicine and engineering, by distributing genetic circuit design across multiple communicating cells.
The NSF announcement of awards is at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=295968&WT.mc