Dear Friends of the BioBricks Foundation,
The BioBricks Foundation (BBF) is a public-benefit organization dedicated to advancing synthetic biology (SynBio) to benefit all people and the planet. We work to create a sustainable future by standardizing biological parts that are safe, ethical, cost effective and publicly accessible. Your enthusiastic involvement in the SynBio community and the work of the BBF makes a crucial difference.
The BBF is a young organization that has produced results. This year, we successfully created the first-in-the-world BioBrick™ Public Agreement (BPA), a legal tool that enables the free exchange and use of standard biological parts. BIOFAB, our first professional research collaboration, has produced reliable, standardized biological parts that constitute a free operating system for biotechnology. In addition, the BBF also manages OpenWetWare (OWW), an open-source wiki that facilitates teaching, learning, and sharing of data for 9,000 researchers through a culture of collaboration and open science. That’s not all. Just this past June, the BBF successfully organized SB 5.0, an inspiring 3-day global conference in SynBio with the participation of over 70 international speakers and 730 attendees from over 25 countries.
With 2012 approaching, the BBF plans to do even more to support and connect our SynBio community, promoting the effectiveness of OWW, creating new educational programs, and much more. We need your help to make these goals a reality.
To support this exciting work, the BBF has launched a fundraising campaign to raise $50K by December 31, 2011. Thanks to a generous donor, we’ve already raised $8K toward our goal. That leaves just $42K to go!
Your gift of $10, $20, $50, $100, or any amount will have a big impact. With your help, the BBF will have resources to conduct such activities as launching OWW2.0, providing scholarships to young researchers for SB 6.0, hosting workshops on exciting themes, and launching initiatives to unite global BIOFABs and create a road map for the field of SynBio. The time to give is now. Make a secure, online donation to the BBF today.
We live in a world with limited natural resources. Striving to build a sustainable world is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. SynBio may hold the key to our future. The BBF fills a unique need in this field, educating, building community, creating legal tools, and fostering cooperation. Please act now by making a personal financial gift to support the BBF.
We’ll let you know our progress in meeting our campaign goal. Thank you so much for your support.
The BioBricks Foundation
Board of Directors,
The BioBricks Foundation
OpenWetWare “Super User”