About

The BioBricks Foundation (BBF) is a 501(c)(3) public-benefit organization founded in 2006 by scientists and engineers who recognized that synthetic biology had the potential to produce big impacts on people and the planet and who wanted to ensure that this emerging field would serve the public interest.

Scientists from Asia, Europe, and the world can work together.

Our mission is to ensure that the engineering of biology is conducted in an open and ethical manner to benefit all people and the planet.

We envision a world in which scientists and engineers work together using freely available standardized biological parts that are safe, ethical, cost effective and publicly accessible to create solutions to the problems facing humanity.

We envision synthetic biology as a force for good in the world. We see a future in which architecture, medicine, environmental remediation, agriculture, and other fields use synthetic biology.

Young scientists are the key to this field's future successes.

We believe biosecurity, biosafety, bioethics, environmental health, and sustainability must be integrated with scientific research and applied technology.

We bring together engineers, scientists, attorneys, innovators, teachers, students, policymakers, and ordinary citizens to make this vision a reality.

Decoding Synthetic Biology on KQED’s “Quest”