Funding

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” (http://web.mit.edu/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
contract.

For more see:

http://www.bu.edu/ece/2015/11/02/ece-research-a-critical-part-of-darpa-sponsored-bio-foundry/

and

https://www.broadinstitute.org/news/7263

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.

https://www.broadinstitute.org/news/7263

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

$4.5M NSF CPS Frontier Award to Fund BU-Led Project

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a five-year, $4.5 million Cyber-Physical Systems Program (CPS) Frontier grant to BU researchers Calin Belta and Doug Densmore (along with U Penn’s Vijay Kumar and MIT’s Ron Weiss). The researchers aim to engineer bacterial or mammalian cells to exhibit specified behaviors, and direct a fleet of micro-robots to corral the engineered cells into working together to perform desired tasks.

For more see: http://www.bu.edu/ece/tag/nsf-cps-frontier-awards/

http://nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135105&org=NSF&from=news

By |May 13th, 2015|Funding, News, Phoenix|0 Comments

CIDAR Undergrads Awarded Spring 2015 UROP Funding

The following undergraduate students have received UROP funding to continue research with CIDAR for spring 2015:

Zachary Chapasko, Inna Turshudzhyan

By |January 22nd, 2015|Funding, News|0 Comments

CIDAR undergrads awarded fall UROP funding

The following undergraduate students have received UROP funding to continue research with CIDAR for Fall 2014:

Zachary Chapasko, Inna Turshudzhyan

By |October 15th, 2014|Funding, News|0 Comments

Hariri Institute Research Award for Computational Microfluidics

The Hariri Institute has awarded $32,300 in funding for CIDAR’s proposal, “Computational Synthetic Biological Microfluidics.”

This will be used to further CIDAR’s efforts to develop microfluidics as a platform for biological computation.

By |May 23rd, 2014|Awards, Funding, News|0 Comments

CIDAR undergraduates receive summer UROP funding

The following undergraduate students have received UROP funding to continue research with CIDAR for Summer 2014:

Zachary Chapasko
Denise Ortega
Shrinjoy Sahoo
Katie Lewis
Alan Pacheco

By |April 7th, 2014|Funding, News|0 Comments

CIDAR participates in NSF I-Corps program

Professor Douglas Densmore and Dr. Swapnil Bhatia represented CIDAR and Lattice Automation at the NSF I-Corps program, which helps engineers bring their ideas into the marketplace by providing training and grant money.

You can read the full story here.

By |February 20th, 2014|Awards, Doug-Densmore, Event, Funding, Industry, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments