About Us


Our mission is to create a new scientific discipline for building living, multi-cellular machines that solve real world problems in health, security, and the environment.

This mission will be achieved through integrated research and education efforts, human resource development, diversity and outreach programs, and knowledge transfer activities. The EBICS Strategic Plan details our approach for addressing the ambitious and transformative goals of the Center.

EBICS goal areas:

Participating Institutions
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (lead), Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, City College of New York, Morehouse College, University of California-Merced, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Emory University, Princeton University, Tufts University, University of Georgia

Affiliated Institutions
Boston University, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-San Diego, Texas A&M, University of Minnesota, Washington University-St. Louis