ucsf logo

News

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...

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

Charles Craik elected into the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Charles Craik has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors.  Read more: http://www.academyofinventors.org/search-fellows.asp?qFellows=C&Qa=2014&...

Next topic: About CCB

Subscribe to News