Building a sustainable future

Our mission is to provide a sustainable agricultural system for future generations. We aim to do this by harnessing open science and synthetic biology tools to simplify, miniaturize and automate engineering of photosynthetic organisms.

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  • We believe that anyone can make a difference
  • We believe in strong communities of collaboration
  • We believe in paying forward
  • We believe in continually striving for an equitable and just society

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  • We believe in working across disciplines to spark new discoveries
  • We believe in challenging norms and taking novel approaches
  •  We believe Science should be fun!


AgSynBio Lab

Lab 1500
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1206 West Gregory Drive
MC-195, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Lab 283
Morrill Hall
Dept. of Plant Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
517-609 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801, USA


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