The Molecule Maker Lab Institute (MMLI) is an interdisciplinary initiative with leaders in artificial intelligence (AI) and biological and chemical synthesis intensively collaborating to create frontier AI tools, dynamic open access databases, and fast and broadly accessible small molecule manufacturing and discovery platforms. Advanced AI and machine learning (ML) methods enable the MMLI to achieve AI-enabled synthesis planning, catalyst development, molecule manufacturing, and molecule discovery.

Integrating broad, deep knowledge and expertise in AI/ML, chemical and biological catalysis, automated synthesizers, and education and outreach, the MMLI is an open ecosystem of disruptive thinking, education, and community engagement powered by state-of-the-art molecular design, synthesis, and spectroscopic characterization technologies – all interfaced with a modern cyberinfrastructure. The MMLI will accelerate, advance, and democratize molecular innovation; powerfully enable more efficient manufacturing and discovery of molecules with important functions; drive the advanced development of a wide range of frontier AI methods; and broaden access to the small molecule making process. As a first-of-its-kind addition to the nation’s research infrastructure, MMLI is a powerful component to the research community.  

The Molecule Maker Lab Institute is an AI Institute for Molecular Discovery, Synthesis Strategy, and Manufacturing supported by the National Science Foundation.