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:
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=137328&org=NSF&from=news
http://www.bu.edu/eng/2016/01/08/project-to-engineer-cells-that-compute-awarded-10m-nsf-grant-2/

The project homepage is: www.programmingbiology.org