On October 1, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) established the Agile BioFoundry (ABF)—a new consortium of nine Energy Department national laboratories working to standardize and streamline the entire biomanufacturing pipeline by uniting computer-assisted biological pathway design, process integration, process scale-up, and machine learning. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is leading the consortium, which will achieve its goals by developing a system for product development and commercialization that will be broadly applicable to many bioproducts. BSE’s Computational Staff Scientist Nathan Hillson is heading up Berkeley Lab’s efforts, joined by task managers Blake Simmons and Todd Pray. For more information about the Agile BioFoundry, read this BETO blog post.
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