Nathan Hillson

Director of Synthetic Biology Informatics

Research Goal

To lead the continuous development and maintenance of SynBio software and laboratory automation infrastructure, and operation of DIVA services.


  • ICE Repository of microbial strains, (DNA and protein) sequences, and plant seeds/lines
  • Search portal across repositories of strains and sequences (ICE and beyond)
  • DIVA DNA Design, Implementation, Validation, Automation platform and services
  • EDD Experiment Data Depot

Featured Media

First Author Conversations Podcast. Episode 3: Application of Synthetic Biology

Understanding and Designing Flanking Homology DNA Assembly Experiments

Nathan Hillson talks with the Risk Group about the: “BioEconomy: Promise and Perils of Synthetic Biology”

Nathan Hillson talks at National Academics Biotech Study Second Public Meeting

Session 2: Enabling Tools

Session 6: Tools Enhancing Risk Analysis

Nathan Hillson talks about the role of software development at JBEI

Microfluidic Device Mixes And Matches DNA For Synthetic Biology

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Seminar: Synthetic Biology Scalability and Responsible Innovation

Training Your Robot the PR-PR Way


Latest JBEI Startup to Speed Up Biotech Industry


DNA Construction Software Saves Time, Resources and Money


Featured Publications

Featured Intellectual Property