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

Article: http://www.bu.edu/eng/2018/02/26/the-hands-off-approach/

CILSE Building Announced

CIDAR will be finding a new home in the new Center for Integrated Life Science and Engineering (CILSE).

For more see: http://www.bu.edu/research/articles/cilse/

By |November 11th, 2014|News, WetLab|0 Comments

CoSBI Gets a New Home

In late May or early summer of 2015, at what is now a parking lot at 610 Commonwealth Avenue, BU will break ground for its new Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering (CILSE), a $140 million, state-of-the-art, nine-story research facility that will bring together life scientists, engineers, and physicians from the Medical and Charles River Campuses.

More at: http://www.bu.edu/research/articles/cilse/

By |October 20th, 2014|Event, News, WetLab|0 Comments

CIDAR Undergraduates Awarded UROP Funding

Members of the BU iGEM team have received funding through the BU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) to attend the 2013 iGEM competition, where they will present their project and compete with teams from all over North America.

UROP has also awarded funding for Audrey Lewis and Rahul Veetekat, who recently joined CIDAR as undergraduate researchers. Audrey will be continuing her work on the development of the Eugene language with CIDAR post-doc Ernst Oberortner, and Rahul will be collaborating with our wetlab team to help develop and characterize our growing library of standardized biological parts, focusing on the construction of biological inverter circuits.

By |October 4th, 2013|Awards, Eugene, Funding, iGEM, News, WetLab|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

ONR awards Professor Densmore $419,220 for Flow Cytometry Equipment

Office of Naval Research Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) awards Professor Densmore the proposal “Flow Cytometry Machinery to Enable Characterization Driven Synthetic Biology Software Design Flow” $419,220 for equipment to create a comprehensive bio-design automation framework.

By |May 8th, 2012|Awards, Doug-Densmore, Funding, News, WetLab|0 Comments

CIDAR wetlab research featured by Boston University’s Healthcare Technology Research

CIDAR wetlab research is featured in Boston University’s Healthcare Technology Research for work on “Reconfigurable Biology,” which investigates Tuberculosis.

By |March 9th, 2012|Features, News, WetLab|0 Comments

ONR supports proposal to create programmable micro-bio-robots

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) supports the proposal “Utilizing Synthetic Biology to Create Programmable Micro-Bio-Robots,” including researchers at Boston University (Collins, Belta, Densmore), Harvard (Church, Silver), MIT (Lu, Voigt, Weiss), Northeastern (Ayers), and the University of Pennsylvania (Kumar).

By |April 22nd, 2011|Awards, Doug-Densmore, Funding, News, Phoenix, WetLab|0 Comments

The CIDAR wetlab aquires liquid handling robot

Our Tecan Freedom Evo 150 liquid handling robot is here!

By |December 30th, 2010|Event, News, WetLab|0 Comments