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Synthetic Biology

Leveraging biotechnology to develop new organisms with unprecedented behaviors and capabilities

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Program Manager
Dr. Christian Sund joined DARPA as a Program Manager in June 2018 to focus on developing novel technologies that harness the interplay between microbiomes and their host materials or organisms. His research interests include synthetic biology, systems biology, molecular biology, microbial physiology, and microbial ecology.
Program Manager
Dr. Renee Wegrzyn joined DARPA as a Program Manager in 2016. She is interested in applying the tools of synthetic biology to support biosecurity and outpace infectious disease.
09/03/2018
Our deployed service members are exposed to adversary activity and numerous naturally occurring or engineered threats including chemicals, viruses, and bacteria. To protect them, BTO is developing technologies that can rapidly detect and characterize these threats. In addition, BTO is developing novel biological approaches to sense and report adversary activities on land and at sea.
04/23/2020
This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing BTO programs or other published solicitations.
02/25/2020
The goal of the DIGET program is to leverage advances in gene editing technologies to develop low-cost, high-trust, sensitive, multiplexed, rapidly reconfigurable, and fieldable diagnostics and biosurveillance technologies to address the need for timely and comprehensive threat detection surveillance to support Department of Defense (DoD) stabilization missions and outpace infectious disease.