Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center

Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center

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Synberc is a multi-institution research effort to lay the foundation for the emerging field of synthetic biology.
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Shaila Kotadia of Synberc interacting with participants of the "How to Get into Grad School" session at iGEM

Shaila Kotadia of Synberc interacting with participants of the "How to Get into Grad School" session at iGEM

Synberc PI Ron Weiss of MIT giving a keynote address at the 2014 iGEM Jamboree

Synberc PI Ron Weiss of MIT giving a keynote address at the 2014 iGEM Jamboree

Meltem Erol of UCB Engineering and Shaila Kotadia of Synberc presenting to 2014 iGEM students about how to get into graduate school

Meltem Erol of UCB Engineering and Shaila Kotadia of Synberc presenting to 2014 iGEM students about how to get into graduate school

Shaila Kotadia, Synberc Education & Outreach Manager, talking with 2014 iGEM Jamboree participants at our "How to Get into Grad School" workshop

Shaila Kotadia, Synberc Education & Outreach Manager, talking with 2014 iGEM Jamboree participants at our "How to Get into Grad School" workshop

Linda Kahl, legal scholar in synthetic biology, in a workshop session at the 2014 iGEM Jamboree.

Linda Kahl, legal scholar in synthetic biology, in a workshop session at the 2014 iGEM Jamboree.

Karmella Haynes, Sam Evans, Kevin Costa, and Piers Millet at the 2014 iGEM Jamboree

Karmella Haynes, Sam Evans, Kevin Costa, and Piers Millet at the 2014 iGEM Jamboree

The 2014 iGEM Jamboree from above!

Why We Should Teach Kids to Code Biology, Not Just Software - Almost ten years ago, Freeman Dyson ventured a wild forecast: “I predict that the domestication of biotechnology will dominate our lives during the next fifty years at least as much.

Shaila Kotadia, Ph.D. is Synberc's Education and Outreach Manager. Shaila received her PhD in Genetics and Development from UT Southwestern and did her postdoc at UC Santa Cruz. After a stint as a Policy Fellow for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shaila came to Synberc to pursue her long-term interest in science education and outreach. Synberc is lucky to have her!

Shaila Kotadia, Ph.D. is Synberc's Education and Outreach Manager. Shaila received her PhD in Genetics and Development from UT Southwestern and did her postdoc at UC Santa Cruz. After a stint as a Policy Fellow for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shaila came to Synberc to pursue her long-term interest in science education and outreach. Synberc is lucky to have her!

iCLEM 2014 feature on local CBS San Francisco station, KPIX!

iCLEM 2014 feature on local CBS San Francisco station, KPIX!

Synberc REU 2014 students on their last day at UC Berkeley after finishing a poster, formal presentation, and a scientific paper.

Synberc REU 2014 students on their last day at UC Berkeley after finishing a poster, formal presentation, and a scientific paper.

Pre-service and in-service BERET 2014 teacher pairs present their research at the annual poster session.

Pre-service and in-service BERET 2014 teacher pairs present their research at the annual poster session.

The iCLEM 2014 team prepped to give their final presentation to friends, family, and fellow colleagues at the Joint BioEnergy Institute.

The iCLEM 2014 team prepped to give their final presentation to friends, family, and fellow colleagues at the Joint BioEnergy Institute.

Read about the Synberc iCLEM program and how it challenges students to work on real world research at a top notch lab and promotes their readiness to apply and enter college.

Read about the Synberc iCLEM program and how it challenges students to work on real world research at a top notch lab and promotes their readiness to apply and enter college.

The BioBuilder Workshop, led by Natalie Kuldell, equips teachers with the experience, knowledge, and kits they need to bring discovery-based learning in synthetic biology to their classrooms. More info at www.biobuilder.org.

The BioBuilder Workshop, led by Natalie Kuldell, equips teachers with the experience, knowledge, and kits they need to bring discovery-based learning in synthetic biology to their classrooms. More info at www.biobuilder.org.