February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017
Professor Michael Jewett addresses Synthetic Biology Committee at National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
January 25, 2017
Dr. Leonard's Lab Develops a New Strategy for Engineering Novel Metabolite-Responsive Transcription Factors for Metabolic Engineering
December 14, 2016
WTTW Channel 11 Publishes the Article "Northwestern Researchers Rewire Cells to Attack Cancer" Featuring Dr. Leonard's Lab Research Findings
December 13, 2016
Rewiring human cells to engineer novel therapies: Dr. Joshua N. Leonard's Group Publishes in Nature Chemical Biology
December 12, 2016
Image by Joshua Leonard and Kelly Schwarz. Cell image by NIAID/NIH, used and modified under Creative Commons 2.0 license.
November 7, 2016
November 3, 2016
Watching RNA Fold: New Technology Takes a Nucleotide-Resolution Snapshot of RNA Folding During Synthesis
November 2, 2016
October 11, 2016
October 11, 2016
October 6, 2016
CSB is to host The First Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) Retreat on March 24-25, 2017. The EBRC retreat will feature all the great talks and networking opportunities that members grown to love. By moving this event to Northwestern, EBRC hopes to attract a broader range of academic and industrial participants into the Consortium.
October 3, 2016
Center's Director Milan Mrksich & Co-Director Michael C. Jewett Discuss the Emerging Field of Synthetic Biology and Its Rapidly Developing Impact on Cancer Research.
September 7, 2016
As part of President Obama and Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot Initiative, Dr. Leonard has been invited to a conferee at a meeting focused on "Systems and Synthetic Biology for Designing Rational Cancer Immunotherapies” (October 2016)
August 11, 2016
August 2, 2016
July 27, 2016
July 19, 2016
July 5, 2016
June 29, 2016
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June 17, 2016
May 24, 2016
The Center's Director, Prof. Milan Mrksich, Was Interviewed About the Impact in Publishing Papers in Synthetic Biology
May 1, 2016
February 3, 2016
ChicagoInno profiles Data as Art, a collaborative course between Northwestern and the School of the Art Institute to create art projects based on large data sets.
January 20, 2016
This year's projects were based on data from Chicago transportation, crime, genetics, and soil contamination.
September 23, 2015
Professor Michael Jewett and his research team have demonstrated a novel method in which protein-polymer conjugates can display new and unique types of functionalities.
September 10, 2015
Researchers from Northwestern and Yale University have developed a user-friendly technology to help scientists understand how proteins work, which could lead to new drugs for a myriad of diseases.
July 29, 2015
Researchers at Northwestern and the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered an artificial ribosome, which may enable the production of new drugs and next-generation biomaterials.
May 13, 2015
The national award honors young faculty members in the chemical sciences who demonstrate leadership in research and education.
April 23, 2015
A team of Northwestern researchers developed a new computational model that elucidates the dynamic interplay between cancer and the immune system.
March 27, 2015
Keith Tyo is one of five McCormick faculty members to have received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation.
March 2, 2015
By replacing highly specialized, expensive equipment with standard lab tools, Michael Jewett has made synthetic biology research cheaper, faster, and more accessible.
June 1, 2014
With such ambitious goals as helping cure cancer and eradicating pervasive disease, some of the most talented scientists in the country from the emerging field of synthetic biology are breaking new ground at Northwestern University.
April 16, 2014
Synthetic biologist Joshua Leonard and his team have developed a technology for engineering human cells as therapies that become activated only in diseased tissues.
March 24, 2014
With such ambitious goals as helping cure cancer and eradicating pervasive disease, a group of scientists from the emerging field of synthetic biology are breaking new ground at Northwestern University.
March 6, 2014
Some of the leading minds in synthetic biology assembled in Chicago last month for an international synthetic biology workshop, co-hosted by Northwestern University and the UK Science and Innovation Network.
July 28, 2013
Northwestern synthetic biology researchers, working with partners at Harvard Medical School, have for the first time synthesized protein-generating cell structures called ribosomes in a test tube.
July 16, 2013
Professors and graduate students presented research at the sixth annual BioBricks Foundation Synthetic Biology Conference Series in London.
January 1, 2013
Keith Tyo has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 ISEN Early Career Investigator Award.
May 11, 2012
The innovative research of Northwestern professors who are making a difference in synthetic biology has been recognized with two early-stage discovery awards from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
November 1, 2011
A team of McCormick students took top honors last month at a regional competition for iGEM, an undergraduate synthetic biology competition.
November 1, 2011
Jewett will use the award to advance his research on developing cell-free synthetic biology for biomanufacturing new classes of life-saving drugs, sustainable fuels and novel materials from renewable resources.
August 11, 2011
With the award, Jewett aims to reconceptualize the way we engineer biology for producing next generation materials.
May 18, 2011
Michael Jewett has received the Agilent Early Career Professor Award from Agilent Technologies Inc. in recognition of excellence in measurement research in the field of systems biology.
July 14, 2010
Joshua Leonard testified on June 29 to the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Science Education at a hearing designed to examine the future of the biological sciences.