The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded a grant to establish the University of California Tissue Regeneration Resource Center, a partnership between UCSF, UC Berkeley, and UC Davis. Bioengineeing professor Kevin Healy is co-director of the center.
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Professor Jay Keasling has been one two 2015 winners of the Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation, awarded by the Prime Minister of Israel. The prize is a $1 million award to the world’s top innovators in the alternative transportation sector.
Amy Herr’s lab will be a Featured Innovator at a celebration of the opening of the new Silicon Valley Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.
Assistant Professor Michael Yartsev has been named a 2015 Next Generation Leader by the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Yartsev is one of only six distinguished young researchers who will provide feedback in both formal and informal settings to young scientists at the Allen Institute. The program recognizes the outstanding and innovative contributions from emerging scientific leaders and fosters professional development by providing opportunities and informal training on how to serve as scientific advisors.
Congratulations to 5 startups founded by BioE alumni, all nominated for 2015 QB3 awards:
Diassess and Privail for Diagnostics Startup of the Year, Bolt Threads and Lygos for Synthetic Biology Startup of the Year, and Magnetic Insight for Groundbreaking Science.
Learn how alumni startup Bolt Threads spins its synthetic spider silk.
Professor Phil Messersmith has been appointed as a member of the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council( NADCRC), the advisory council of the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research(NIDCR) of the National Institute of Health (NIH). The NADCRC is responsible for advising, consulting with, and making recommendations to the Secretary of the Department […]
BioE PhD Bo Zheng and other researchers in Professor Steven Conolly’s lab have demonstrated that Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) enables monitoring of cellular grafts with high contrast, sensitivity, and quantitativeness in vivo. They report the first MPI cell tracking study, showing in vivo monitoring of human neural graft clearance in the rat brain, this week in Nature.
Four Berkeley BioE-affiliated faculty presented at the 2015 world economic forum’s ‘Annual Meeting of the New Champions’ in Dalian, China, informally called “Summer Davos”.