Ten years ago, Jay Keasling asked me to take part in Synberc, and I said no.
Kevin Costa's blog
co-written with Shaila Kotadia, PhD, Synberc Education, Outreach and Diversity Manager
Submitted to the Inter Academy Panel on May 23, 2014.
Professor ter Meulen,
We respond on behalf of the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, an NSF-supported research consortium. Since 2006, Synberc has helped shape the field of synthetic biology, developed foundational technologies, educated emerging leaders, and promoted the responsible development of the field.
There seems to be a lot of commotion in the synthetic biology community these days about how to organize our research community at the national level. This is definitely true within Synberc, where our Sustainability Project has been critically assessing what is needed to responsibly advance the field.