NSF funded Workshop for M-CELS
Our recent virtual NSF Funded was a huge success with over 500 registrants and talks from over 100 students and professionals from academia, industry, and government to discuss the exciting new field of multi-cellular engineered living systems and its implications on society.
What are M-CELS?
Multi-cellular engineered living systems (M-CELS) are purpose-driven living systems with multiple interacting living components. They are engineered for specific goals or functions but take emergence into account during the design process, allowing the final system to emerge through natural and non-natural biological processes. M-CELS research is intended to provide a fundamental engineering understanding that enables a quantitative approach bridging between single cells and organs or organisms. The field is still developing, so M-CELS as a field of research is still rapidly expanding. Based on current activities dispersed across the Institute, MIT is well positioned to lead the field.