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'''The BioBricks Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (BBFIGERT)''' program, supported by the National Science Foundation, is a notmulti-disciplinary doctoral fellowship program for-profit organization founded by engineers and scientists from MIT, Harvard, and UCSF with significant experience students interested in both non-profit and commercial biotechnology research. BBF encourages the development science and responsible use engineering of technologies based on BioBrick&trade; standard DNA parts that encode basic biological functionsbioactive interfaces and devices.<br><br>Using BioBrick&trade; standard biological parts, a synthetic biologist or biological engineer can already, to some extent, program living organisms Faculty members involved in the same way a computer scientist can IGERT program a computer. The DNA sequence information and other characteristics of BioBrick&trade; standard biological parts are made available to from the public free Departments of charge currently via MIT's [http://parts.mit.edu/ Registry of Standard Biological Parts].<br><br>Any individual or organization is welcome to designChemistry, improveChemical and Materials Engineering, Electrical and contribute BioBrick&trade; standard biological parts to the Registry. For exampleComputer Engineering, in the summer of 2007Anatomy and Neurobiology, over 600 students Molecular and instructors at 60+ universities around Cellular Biochemistry,the world are making, sharing, Center for Biomedical Engineering and using BioBrick&trade; standard biological parts as part the College of Pharmacy. Graduate students participating in the [http://partsIGERT program receive their Ph.mitD.edu/igem07/indexin one of these areas while benefiting from a host of multidisciplinary education and research activities in bioactive interfaces and devices.phpThe research program is focused around three integrative themes: Novel Bioactive Architectures, Cell/Main_Page International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM)] competitionProtein Interactions at Interfaces, and Integration Into Devices.
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'''News'''<br>
*'''Technical StandardsApply by February 15, Legal, SB4.0, and Volunteer Mailing Lists are open2008, [[The_BioBricks_Foundation:MailingLists | sign up today]]!*'''Technical & Legal Standards Workshop 2''', [[The_BioBricks_Foundation:Workshop2 | March 1, 2008, San Francisco, CA]]*'''[[Synthetic_Biology:Synthetic_Biology_4.0 | SB4.0, Fourth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology,]] 10-12 October 2008, HKUST, Hong Kong*'''Technical & Legal Standards Workshop''', [[The_BioBricks_Foundation:Workshop | November 5-6, 2007, Cambridge, MA]]*'''Funding''': [[The_BioBricks_Foundation:PressRelease | Somekh Family Foundation makes generous donation]]*'''Membership''': [[The_BioBricks_Foundation:Membership | Become a member of the BBF today!]]*'''Volunteer''': [[The_BioBricks_Foundation:Volunteer | Help with the work of the BBF!]]*'''Donate''': [[The_BioBricks_Foundation:Donations | Support the work of the BBF!]]*'''Notes''': [[The_BioBricks_Foundation:Standards | Wiki notes about the BBF Standards discussions]]
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