About

Building with Biology

Biology is the most advanced manufacturing technology on the planet.

We're inspired by the power of biology and driven to build tools that make it possible to access that power in new ways. If you're passionate about engineering with biology, please join us!

Our Areas of Expertise

Cultured Ingredients

Producing valuable ingredients via fermentation with engineered yeasts for perfumes, foods, cosmetics, and more.

Strain Improvement

Where fermentation is already used in bioindustrial applications, organism engineering can improve efficiency and sustainability.

Enzymes

Enzymes are used in applications from cheesemaking to pharmaceuticals to stonewashed jeans. We're discovering better enzymes for more applications.

Our Founders

Jason Kelly

Founder

Reshma Shetty

Founder

Barry Canton

Founder

Austin Che

Founder

Tom Knight

Founder

Meet the Ginkgo Bioworks Team

Move Over, Jony Ive—Biologists Are the Next Rock Star Designers.

Wired

With help from software-directed robots, 10 technicians in [Ginkgo’s] factory can equal the output of 50 to 100 scientists working by hand at a bench.

The Wall Street Journal

Producing rose oil from yeast sounds like something from a sci-fi novel.

Fortune

Custom-crafted organisms? Yep, designed and produced in a lab that overlooks Boston Harbor.

The Boston Globe