Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
Systems and Synthetic Biology
|David A. Rockcliffefirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-7123||E12473|
|Devaki Bhayaemail@example.com||(703) 292-7131||E12476|
|Edward Cranefirstname.lastname@example.org||(703) 292-5029||E12465|
|Elebeoba Mayemail@example.com||(703) 292-2100||E12468|
Apply to NSF 17-589
The cluster supports proposals that make use of the tools of systems and synthetic biology to generate a comprehensive understanding of complex interactions within biological systems across different scales. Proposals using experimental and computational approaches in a synergistic fashion are a high priority. The cluster seeks proposals using tractable established or emerging model systems that focus on: regulatory and metabolic network dynamics; fundamental rules governing complex behavior; microbial communities and their interactions; and fundamental principles of biological systems.
The cluster encourages proposals in the following areas:
- Systems-level analysis of regulatory, signaling, and metabolic networks, including the interactions among networks.
- Synthetic biology approaches for understanding the origin of life, the minimal cell and emerging behaviors of complex interactions.
- Experimental and computational tool development to facilitate systems and synthetic biology studies.
- Microbiome studies with the potential to reveal rules of assembly and function in well-defined natural and synthetic communities using systems and synthetic biology approaches.