Synthetic Biology

The ability to routinely write the software of life has ushered in a new era in science, and with it, new products and applications such as advanced biofuels, clean water technology, and new vaccines and medicines. Synthetic biology is integrated into to most of our other research areas and when combined with JCVI’s genomics expertise, holds great promise for the future. Our team is at the forefront of discoveries and important public dialogue.

Designer Phage

Synthetic Engineering of Bacteriophage for Treatment of Wound Infections

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Developing Genetic Tools to Manipulate African Swine Fever Virus and Generate Attenuated Strains

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No More Needles!

Transforming the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

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BREAD: Toward Development of a Vaccine for Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP)

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Synthetic Genomics to Generate a Stable Epstein-Barr Virus Infectious Clone

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Viral Synthetic Genomics to Engineer Large dsDNA Viruses

Rapid engineering of large dsDNA viruses using synthetic genomics assembly tools.

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Assembly of HSV-1

Use of cutting-edge synthetic genomics technology to revolutionize the study of herpesvirus biology.

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Policy and Regulatory Issues for Gene Drives in Insects

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A Synthetic Human Cytomegalovirus Vaccine Platform

Generation of an HCMV low passage clinical isolate using synthetic genomics.

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First Minimal Synthetic Bacterial Cell

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DNA Synthesis and Biosecurity

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Synthetic Biology and the U.S. Biotechnology Regulatory System: Challenges and Options

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First Self-Replicating Synthetic Bacterial Cell

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Synthetic Genomics: Options for Governance

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Toward Re-Programming the Gut Microbiome

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