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


Tyler Wagner publishes first paper with CIDAR

CIDAR PhD student Tyler Wagner’s paper, “Model-Driven Engineering of Gene Expression from RNA Replicons,” has been published in ACS Synthetic Biology.

This makes it his first publication with CIDAR — congrats, Tyler!

By |August 26th, 2014|News, Publications|0 Comments

Evan Appleton’s paper “Regulating gene drives” published in Science

Evan Appleton’s work with a multidisciplinary team from Synberc (Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center) has been published in Science: “Regulating gene drives”.

The paper has also been written about in The New York Times, National Geographic, The Boston Globe, and Nova.

By |August 15th, 2014|Features, News, Publications|0 Comments

Raven paper accepted into Nature Methods, blogged by Nicole Rusk

The CIDAR group’s latest publication, Interactive assembly algorithms for molecular cloning, has been accepted by Nature Methods.

It addresses the problem of planning assembly schemes for molecular cloning, and was mentioned by senior editor Nicole Rusk in her recent blog post regarding impactful Synthetic Biology publications in Nature Methods.

Nature Synthetic Biology Special:
Nature Methods Focus on Synthetic Biology:

By |April 29th, 2014|Features, News, Publications|0 Comments

CIDAR researchers win Best Poster awards at SynBERC

Several of CIDAR’s researchers took home Best Poster awards from the 2013 SynBERC Fall Retreat at MIT.

Post-doc Ernst Oberortner’s poster on Eugene, presented by Aaron Heuckroth, won in the Software category.

Evan Appleton collaborated on a poster for the SynBERC SPA, which won in the Practices category.

By |September 29th, 2013|Awards, Event, News, Publications|0 Comments

Swati Carr wins Best Poster at UK/CoSBi Poster Session

CIDAR graduate researcher Swati Carr won Best Poster at an event hosted by the British Consulate and CosBI at Boston University.

By |September 20th, 2013|Awards, Event, News, Publications, WetLab|0 Comments

Professor Densmore participates in “Programming Life: The Revolutionary Potential of Synthetic Biology”

Professor Densmore participates in the SynBERC and Discover Magazine event “Programming Life: The Revolutionary Potential of Synthetic Biology.”

By |March 25th, 2013|Features, News, Publications|0 Comments

ACS publishes special issue on Synthetic Biology featuring Professor Densmore

ACS Synthetic Biology Special Issue on BioDesign Automation published, featuring a guest editorial, podcast, and two co-authored publications by Professor Densmore.

By |August 17th, 2012|Doug-Densmore, Features, News, Publications|0 Comments

Evan Appleton selected to present Clotho at the 2011 Cold Springs Harbor Asia Conference

Abstract “Specify, Design and Assemble – A Top-Down Design Flow Using Clotho” selected for a talk at Cold Springs Harbor Asia Conferences – 2011 Symposium: Design & Synthesis of Biological Systems, November 7-11, Suzhou, China. CIDAR graduate researcher Evan Appleton will present the talk.

By |October 19th, 2011|clotho, News, Publications|0 Comments

CIDAR graduate researchers receive Honorable Mention at SynBERC 2011 Fall Retreat

CIDAR lab members Evan Appleton and Viktor Vasilev (along with two other BU Bioinformatics PhD students) win 3rd Best Poster prize at The 11th Annual International Workshop on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology hosted in Berlin, Germany for their poster: “Comparative Gene Expression Analysis in Non-Human Primates Infected with Anthrax, Poxviruses and Filoviruses” (Advisor: Dr. John Connor, BUSM).

By |July 21st, 2011|Awards, News, Publications|0 Comments