Synthetic Biology Informatics

Software engineers, research associates, and automation engineers in the Synthetic Biology Informatics Group develop and demonstrate wetware, software, and laboratory automation devices that facilitate, accelerate, and standardize the engineering of microbes that produce fuels and chemicals from cellulosic biomass.


  • ICE Repository of microbial strains, (DNA and protein) sequences, and plant seeds/lines
  • Search portal across repositories of strains and sequences (ICE and beyond)
  • 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 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


DNA Construction Software Saves Time, Resources and Money


Featured Publications

Intellectual Property