June 2019—The Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) held a 'Malice Analysis' Workshop at the University of Texas to emphasize the importance of the protection of scientific research and information from getting into the wrong hands.
A group of researchers in the Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology at the University of Texas at Austin are working on developing microbes that could potentially degrade plastics and convert them to other, useful products.
July 2019 — Dr. Ellington received the Research Corporation for Science Advancement's (RCSA) STAR award for his work on entrepreneurial education. In partnership with Dr. Sarah Eichhorn and the Texas Institute for Discovery Education, Dr. Ellington has helped to establish the Inventors' Program, where students can take on translational problems and learn business-ready skills.
The Center for systems and Synthetic Biology (CSSB) brings together UT researchers across a range of disciplines to quantitatively understand and engineer the regulatory networks underlying organismal biology.
Hot Science, Cool Talks: Self Diagnostics. Dr. Ellington spoke with the local Austin community about how modern science will provide solutions to low-resource communities, the burgeoning medical needs of an aging population, and our commercial wants and desires. April 4, 2013.