Engineering Biology

Synthetic biology, or engineering biology, is the design and construction of entirely novel biological systems, or the re-engineering of existing biological systems. By redesigning organisms for useful purposes and engineering them to have new abilities, it offers exciting opportunities for innovative products to transform agricultural, food, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.

Synthetic biology can be applied across a wide variety of markets and has the potential to solve many of the environmental and societal challenges of this century. Major global issues with sustainability including environmental health, energy shortages, pollution, hunger, and disease are now all being addressed by engineering biology.