Synberc is a multi-university research center established in 2006 with a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help lay the foundation for synthetic biology. Since its founding, Synberc has grown a trusted network of academic researchers working on foundational tools and technologies. Our research program is creating the enabling tools and technologies that will give rise to many bio-based applications in the coming years.
Our mission is threefold:

  1. develop the foundational understanding and technologies to build biological components and assemble them into integrated systems to accomplish many particular tasks;
  2. train a new cadre of engineers who will specialize in engineering biology; and
  3. engage the public about the opportunities and challenges of engineering biology.

Synberc's headquarters are at UC Berkeley and co-located with the Joint BioEnergy Institute in Emeryville, CA.