Designed Microbial Consortia

The ICB Designed Microbial Consortia task order aims to develop breakthrough waste mitigation and or commodity chemical production using bio-processing from natural microbial communities that are capable of completing highly complex tasks such as water purification, waste remediation, and food-to-energy delivery. Presently, it is only possible to monitor, enhance, predict and control only select single organisms to perform engineered tasks. This task order seeks to achieve a deeper understanding of symbiotic consortia from a single organism, to a few thousand organisms providing more functionality, flexibility, efficiency and usefulness.

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