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Densmore Leads $10M “Living Computing Project”

Densmore and assistant professors Ahmad Khalil (BME) and Wilson Wong (BME), and Research Assistant Professor Swapnil Bhatia (ECE) will lead the “Living Computing Project”, a comprehensive effort to quantify synthetic biology, using a computer engineering approach to create a toolbox of carefully measured and catalogued biological parts that can be used to engineer organisms with predictable results.

For more:

The project homepage is:

By |January 9th, 2016|Awards, Doug-Densmore, News|0 Comments

Allison Durkan selected for Microsoft’s Foundry internship

CIDAR Lab’s Allison Durkan was selected for Microsoft’s Foundry internship. This summer, she will be building Universal apps, the technology that Microsoft announced earlier this year that enables developers to build a single app that targets both Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox One.

By |December 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CIDAR awarded AWS Research Grant

CIDAR Lab has been awarded an AWS Research Grant worth 12,000 USD by Amazon Web Services.
The grant will be used to host CIDAR’s software infrastructure in the cloud.

By |December 1st, 2015|Funding, News|0 Comments

CIDAR is now automating “The Foundry”

A $32 million contract from the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
was awarded to “The Foundry” (, a DNA design and
manufacturing facility at the Broad Institute of MIT to support the engineering
of novel biological systems. Boston University Computer Engineering Associate
Professor Douglas Densmore’s role in automating the facility’s design process
with software inspired by electrical and computer engineering was key in
establishing novel, large scale, parallel design processes that landed the

For more see:


By |December 1st, 2015|Doug-Densmore, Funding, News|0 Comments

UROP Fall 2015 Update

Katie Lewis received UROP funding to continue research with CIDAR for Fall 2015.

By |December 1st, 2015|Funding, News|0 Comments

Partnership with Broad Institute

A facility at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and MIT that aims to achieve the full potential of engineering biology has received a five-year, $32 million contract from the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

CIDAR lab research will be incorporated into the computational pipeline.

By |December 1st, 2015|Funding, News|0 Comments