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Artificial intelligence to run the chemical factories of the future

November 13, 2019

A new proof-of-concept study details how an automated system driven by artificial intelligence can design, build, test and learn complex biochemical pathways to efficiently produce lycopene, a red pigment found in tomatoes and commonly used as a food coloring, opening the door to a wide range of biosynthetic applications, researchers report.  


November 13, 2019


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A new way to do metabolic engineering

November 28, 2017

A novel method developed by a group of IGB researchers could change the way metabolic engineering is done.

Researchers from the IGB’s Biosystems Design theme, including Steven L. Miller Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Huimin Zhao, recently published a paper in Nature Communications outlining their new method, which could make the metabolic engineering process more efficient.


November 28, 2017


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How iBioFAB is building on changes in synthetic biology

July 18, 2017

In the concourse research lab of IGB, a robotic system is changing the face of synthetic biology.

Described as a one-of-a-kind “living foundry,” the system is a platform for automatic production and analysis of synthetic biological systems.

It’s called iBioFAB, which stands for Illinois Biological Foundry for Advanced Biomanufacturing, and it lies at the heart of IGB’s Biosystems Design research theme.


July 18, 2017


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