About the series
Learn more about the Semiconductor Synthetic Biology Circuits and Communications for Information Storage (SemiSynBio-III) program in a webinar on Thursday, March 17, 2022, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern time.
During the webinar, SemiSynBio-III program directors will describe the program and proposal requirements and answer questions.
UPDATE: After the webinar, additional questions can be sent to SemiSynBio-III@nsf.gov . Learn more in the SemiSynBio-III webinar slides.
The SemiSynBio-III program solicitation (NSF 22-557) aims to seed and foster collaborations among researchers in biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, computer science, and engineering disciplines to develop new cross-disciplinary projects and curricula that will model and integrate concepts, tools and methodologies.
The goal of this program is to stimulate non-traditional thinking about the issues facing the semiconductor industry by:
- Developing computational and experimental models of bio-molecular and cellular-based systems.
- Addressing fundamental research questions at the interface of biology and semiconductors.
- Designing sustainable biomaterials for novel bio-nano hybrid architectures and circuits that test the limits of transient electronics.
- Fabricating hybrid biological-semiconductor electronic systems with storage functionalities.
- Scaling-up and characterization of integrated hybrid synthetic bio-electronic storage systems.
Proposals are required to include an objective of educating a new cadre of students that will meet the need of industries in the joint expertise of semiconductor and synthetic biology.
SemiSynBio-III is supported by the following NSF organizations:
- Directorate for Engineering, Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ENG-ECCS)
- Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CISE-CCF)
- Directorate for Biological Sciences, Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (BIO-MCB)
- Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Division of Materials Research (MPS-DMR)