The NSF has officially established the Center for Cellular Construction as a Science and Technology Center.
for more information about the NSF STC program, see this link.
Center member Manu Prakash (Stanford University) has recently been named a MacArthur Fellow for his work combining physics and biology as well as with frugal science approaches.
You can read more about Manu's MacArthur Fellowship at this link
The Center for Cellular Construction has been announced in a press release by UCSF. Click on the link for more information.