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BBC Faculty to head up new NSF funded Bioengineering Center

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.  

Our PUBS course students published a paper!

Yeast in a class of their own: Our graduate students report how genetics and chemical stresses interact to affect the fitness of yeast cells. Read more: https://medium.com/lifes-building-blocks/yeast-in-a-class-of-their-own-4...

International team of researchers including faculty member Brian Shoichet develop safer opioid painkiller from scratch

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...

Three iPQB members receive the Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation

The Mary Anne Koda-Kimble Seed Award for Innovation funds “truly innovative projects” by faculty, staff, and students that “have the potential to move forward the mission of the UCSF School of Pharmacy in new ways.”

Principal awardees: John Haliburton, PhD student in the Biophysics graduate program andDepartment of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences; Graham Heimberg, PhD student in the Bioinformatics graduate program and Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences; Matthew Thomson, PhD, faculty fellow, UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology.

See more: http://pharmacy.ucsf.edu/news/2016/02/koda-kimble-seed-award-funds-innov...

Adam Abate honored by white house with presidential early career award

Faculty member Adam Abate, PhD, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. See more: http://pharmacy.ucsf.edu/news/2016/02/abate-honored-white-house-presiden...

Sophie Dumont and Martin Kampmann among 7 UCSF recipients of the NIH "High Risk, High Reward" Grants

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...

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