What we do
Biology currently lacks quantitative principles that allow for novel types of experimentation that reveal how fundamental principles are selected through evolution. The development of DynOMICS was rooted in this knowledge gap. We seek to apply those missing quantitative principles in the hope of increasing our understanding of how complex biological systems operate. Furthermore, using the advancements garnered with the advent of DynOMICS and our biosensor platform, we are working to foster the next generation of sensors in multiple fields.
What We've Achieved
- Received funding from the Gates Foundation, the USDA, and the California Energy Commission to develop our algae-based wastewater treatment technology.
- Developed a full-scale wastewater treatment facility at the Van Ommering Dairy in San Diego County, where we use algae to harness the energy and nutrients that are typically wasted.
- Integrated state-of-the-art techniques in synthetic biology, microfluidics, and computational classification algorithms to develop a field-deployable biosensor, which can directly monitor an input stream of natural water and report on toxin content in real-time.