December 19, 2012 – This week researchers from Professor Dan Fletcher’s lab presented exciting findings showing for the first time that mechanical forces alone can revert and stop the out-of-control growth of cancer cells.
Archives for 2012
December 10, 2012 – Bioengineering professor Amy Herr and BioE graduate student Alex Hughes have published a groundbreaking research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Herr and Hughes have successfully created a microfluidic Western blot device which can run 48 assays in an hour or less.
December 3, 2012 – Bioengineering Professor Sanjay Kumar has been named the 2012 STEM CELLS Young Investigator Award winner by AlphaMed Press.
December 1, 2012 – The CellScope, a cellphone-powered diagnostic microscope pioneered by Professor Dan Fletcher’s laboratory, was featured in an article in The Economist.
November 19, 2012 – Daniel Price, a senior majoring in BioE, EECS and Physics, has been named one of the country’s 32 new Rhodes Scholars. Daniel will head to Oxford for study in 2013.
October 8, 2012 – For synthetic biology to reach its promise, the design and construction of biological systems must be as predictable as the assembly of computer hardware. An important step has been taken by bioengineering professor Adam Arkin and a team of researchers, who have developed an “adaptor” that makes the genetic engineering of […]
October 2012 – The UC Berkeley team for the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) won first place and the best presentation award at the Americas West Regional Jamboree held at Stanford Oct. 12-14, ensuring their participation at the World Championships at MIT in November.
UC Berkeley professor of bioengineering and chemical & biomolecular engineering has been awarded one of four $250,000 Heinz Awards for 2012, for his work in engineering a synthetic form of the malaria drug artemisinin. Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle
August 10, 2012 – The new Master’s in Translational Medicine degree, joint between UCSF and UC Berkeley, has been approved by UC President Mark Yudof.