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The Center for Synthetic Biology to Host the First ERBC Retreat, March 24-25, 2017

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.

New Protein Manufacturing Process Unveiled

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.

Researchers Design First Artificial Ribosome

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.

Democratizing Synthetic Biology

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.

Synthetic Biology

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.

Building 'Smart' Cell-Based Therapies

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.

Mimicking Living Cells: Synthesizing Ribosomes

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.

Two Grand Challenges Explorations Grants for Global Health

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.

Michael Jewett Receives Prestigious Packard Fellowship

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.

Michael Jewett Receives Early Career Honor

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.

Joshua Leonard Testifies About Synthetic 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.
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