Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Build a Cell Workshop #7


NIST is closely monitoring guidance from Federal, State, and local health authorities on the outbreak of COVID-19. To protect the health and safety of NIST employees and the American public they continue to serve, NIST has decided to make the Build a Cell Workshop #7 virtual only. For more information on COVID-19, please visit:

Build a Cell Workshop #7 will take place on August 21, 2020, and is hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Since 2017, Build a Cell has organized collaborative working meetings across the United States. Operating on the principle of “rough consensus and running codons”, the meetings are a space to share the forefront of cell-building research, brainstorm new ideas, establish and continue collaborations, and get collaborative work done in person. Build a Cell workshops have an open invitation policy—if you’re interested in the science, engineering, industry, ethics, or any other aspects of cell-building, we would love to see you there.

For more information, please visit the Build a Cell event site

Check back for updates!


Created March 5, 2020, Updated May 8, 2020