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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...

Zev Gartner's Innovative Work Earns Him Spot on Popular Science's 'Brilliant 10' 2015

Building Human Breast Tissue, Cell by Cell

The next frontier in developing therapies for cancer and other diseases could come through studying organ development or tumor growth in living humans. Problem is, there’s no ethical way of doing that using current technology.

Zev Gartner, PhD, has focused on the next best thing: His lab is building fully functioning 3-D human tissue, cell by cell. Read more: http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2015/09/131716/building-human-breast-tissue-cel...

4 QBC Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences' 2015 Class

QBC Faculty Joe DeRisi and Jim Wells elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' 2015 Class. Read more: http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2015/04/125406/four-ucsf-faculty-elected-aaas

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