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

Our Founders

Jason Kelly


Reshma Shetty


Barry Canton


Austin Che


Tom Knight


Meet the Ginkgo Bioworks Team

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


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.


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

The Boston Globe