BBC Faculty to head up new NSF funded Bioengineering Center:
NSF Funds ‘Blue Sky’ Bioengineering Center To Be Based at UCSF
Center Aims to Unite Bay Area Synthetic Biologists, Engineer Biological Machines
The National Science Foundation has awarded $24 million over five years for a new ‘blue-sky’ bioengineering center based at UC San Francisco. Known as the Center for Cellular Construction, the new initiative aims to transform the field of cell biology into a quantitative discipline and to adapt tools from engineering, the physical sciences, and computer science to design automated machines out of living cells.
Researchers including faculty member Brian Shoichet develop safer opioid painkiller from scratch:
An international team of researchers — led by scientists at UC San Francisco, Stanford University, the University of North Carolina, and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany — has developed a new opioid drug candidate that blocks pain without triggering the dangerous side effects of current prescription painkillers. Read more:http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/researchers-develop-safer-opi...
In October, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the award of seven grants to UC San Francisco scientists through the highly competitive High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, supported by the NIH Common Fund. These grants are reserved for researchers with the most creative approaches to major biomedical challenges. Awardees included Drs. Jeffrey Cox (in photo), Sophie Dumont, Karunesh Ganguly, Martin Kampmann, Zachary Knight, Joseph Bondy-Denomy, and David Solomon. Seventy-eight such grants were awarded to US researchers. Read more: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2015/10/136356/nih-awards-high-risk-high-rewar...