November 2007 At the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) held last fall at MIT, UC Berkeley’s iGEM squad was named one of six finalists for the grand prize and won Best Poster for their demonstration showing how genetically modified E. coli bacteria might be converted into a cheap—and safe—blood substitute.
Archives for 2007
August 15, 2007 Technology Review Magazine has named bioengineering Assistant Professor J. Christopher Anderson among the world’s top innovators under the age of 35. Anderson was recognized for his designs for tumor-killing bacteria.
July 2007 Bioengineering Assistant Professor Amy Herr was awarded a Regent’s Junior Faculty Fellowship this summer, a UC Berkeley award for outstanding junior faculty. Herr received the award for her research project, “Nanoreactor Arrays For Probing Dynamic Protein-Protein Interactions”. Congratulations Amy!
June 2007Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Professor Jay Keasling has been named Chief Executive Officer of the new Department of Energy Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a partnership of three national laboratories and three research universities in the San Francisco Bay Area.
June 2007 Berkeley/UCSF Bioengineers did well at the 8th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium, held June 15-17 at UC San Francisco. Bioengineering undergrad Amit Jain and graduate student Theresa Ulrich took the Best Poster award at the conference, while BioE undergrad Albert Mach took the 2nd place poster award for his work with graduate student […]
May 2007 Bioengineering Professors Adam Arkin and Jay Keasling have been elected Fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.
May 2007 A paper by Bioengineering Assistant Professor Seung-Wuk Lee was chosen as one of the “Top 5 Hot Talks / Cool Papers” at the 2007 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, held in San Francisco in April.
April 19, 2007 Bioengineering undergrad Albert Mach received the Best Verbal Presentation award in today’s College of Engineering Undergraduate Spring Poster Session.
February 12, 2007 A large animal study has given further support to bioengineering and mechanical engineering professor Boris Rubinsky’s irreversible electroporation technique.