The 2020 Lab Design Summit will include tours of the Krone Engineered Biosystems Building at Georgia Tech, and Emory University’s Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Go behind the scenes at these innovative labs and talk to the facility managers and the design teams to find out the strategies used and challenges encountered during the design/build process for these unique facilities.
The Engineered Biosystems Building (EBB) at Georgia Tech was designed to facilitate research across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. The research conducted in EBB helps distinguish Georgia Tech as a national leader in biomedicine and biotechnology. This 200,000 sq. ft. facility houses technologically advanced laboratories for faculty, researchers, and students to pursue a growing research agenda in the biological sciences.
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center conducts essential basic science and translational research to advance scientific understanding and to improve the health and well-being of humans and nonhuman primates. Among the research advancements at Yerkes are an AIDS vaccine now in clinical trials, cognitive function/decline studies, the testing of candidate medications for drug addiction, studies of the evolution and behavior of non-human primates, and the development of new research and imaging capabilities.