BU-led NSF CPS Frontier grant

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May 13th, 2015

We bring together synthetic biology and micron-scale robotics to engineer the emergence of desired behaviors in populations of bacterial and mammalian cells. This project is supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) five-year, $4.5 million Cyber-Physical Systems Program (CPS) Frontier grant.Drawing on experts in control theory, computer science, synthetic biology, robotics and design automation, the team includes Professor Calin Belta (ME, ECE, SE), the lead principal investigator, and Assistant Professor Douglas Densmore (ECE, BME, Bioinformatics) from the BU College of Engineering; University of Pennsylvania Professor Vijay Kumar; and MIT Professor Ron Weiss, who directs the Institute’s Synthetic Biology Center; and members of SRI International.

NSF press release

http://nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=135105&org=NSF&from=news

BU COE press release:

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/news-cms/news/?dept=666&id=62547