CIDAR’s Hands Off Approach

BU College of Engineering spotlights Prof.Douglas Densmore and CIDAR lab’s innovations in automating biology research. This is but a first step in building a larger bio-automation facility at BU called the Biofoundry Integrated Instrumentation System (BIIS). Read more about this research and watch a video of experimental automation in action here : The hands off approach


Doug gives a talk at Sigma Aldrich

Doug gives a talk to Sigma Aldrich to educate folks on Bio-Design Automation.

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By |November 13th, 2015|Doug-Densmore, Industry, News|0 Comments

Prof. Densmore cofounds first CIDAR startup!

Prof. Densmore and Postdoctoral Researcher Swapnil Bhatia have co-founded Lattice Automation, a company focused on accelerating progress in synthetic biology. You can find out more about it at

By |July 31st, 2014|Doug-Densmore, Industry, News|0 Comments

Aaron Heuckroth starts internship with Autodesk

CIDAR PhD student Aaron Heuckroth has begun a 3-month internship with Autodesk’s Bio/Nano/Programmable Matter research group.

His work will focus on the development of software, hardware, and wetware tools for molecular and synthetic biology.

By |June 2nd, 2014|Industry, 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

Professor Densmore given Ignition Award to commercialize DNA assembly software

Professor Densmore awarded BU Office of Technology Development Ignition Award to commercialize software related to high throughput cloning and DNA assembly.

By |April 11th, 2013|Awards, Doug-Densmore, Funding, Industry, News|0 Comments

CIDAR graduate researcher Roza Ghamari offered a position at Hewlett Packard

Roza Ghamari offered a position at Hewlett Packard after completing her thesis entitled, “Applying Hardware Description Languages to Genetic Circuit Design.”

By |October 1st, 2011|Industry, News|0 Comments

CIDAR attends DARPA Controlling Cellular Machinery Meeting

DARPA Controlling Cellular Machinery (CCM) kickoff meeting. The project “Multi-input, Multimodal, Mammalian Information Processing Circuits” including Professors Ron Weiss (MIT), Jacob Beal (BBN Technologies), Ryan Gill (Colorado University at Boulder), Christopher Voigt (MIT), and Douglas Densmore (BU) will form one of the participant teams.

By |August 8th, 2011|Doug-Densmore, Event, Funding, Industry, News|0 Comments

Agilent awards Professor Densmore $56,520 to develop Eugene

Agilent Applications and Core Technology University Research (ACT-UR) awards Professor Densmore $56,520 in funding over one year for “Augmenting and Extending the Eugene Domain Specific Language for Synthetic Biology.”

By |May 26th, 2011|Doug-Densmore, Eugene, Funding, Industry|0 Comments

Professor Densmore’s software included in first fee-based JBEI license

The first fee-based JBEI license has been non-exclusively provided to Genomatica for the j5 software and device editor. Device editor was created by Professor Densmore during his time at at JBEI.

By |March 17th, 2011|Doug-Densmore, Features, Industry, News|0 Comments