April 24, 2013
Will cell therapies be the next frontier in pharmaceuticals, after small molecules and biologics? More than 250 people gathered at UCSF on April 12 for the first 'cell-based therapeutics: the next pillar of medicine' symposium to discuss this very topic.
March 25, 2013
The Synopsis Championship brings over 1000 student science fair projects to the San Jose convention Center every March to promote research in science and engineering.
March 12, 2013
The UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology has launched a new discussion group on the topic of "multicellular systems biology."
March 11, 2013
Qi et al. have developed a CRISPR interference system, referred to as CRISPRi, to turn off expression of targeted individual genes, or even sets of genes, with unprecedented simplicity and precision.
March 8, 2013
Our Center worked with high school science teacher, Stephen Wakulchik, to organize a field trip to UCSF for students currently enrolled in physics or biology courses at Dewey Academy.
March 1, 2013
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has announced its second round of Allen Distinguished Investigators
, an award designed to support scientists in their pursuit of especially creative and ambitious projects.
February 25, 2013
The UCSF Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) works with scientists and teachers in the Bay Area to support science education and has been a valuable collaborator for educational opportunities that our Center has developed. As a result of our successful iGEM program, we were invited to organize a session at the first International Teacher-Scientist Partnership Conference
February 21, 2013
Vidal et al., in a study published in Cell Reports,
demonstrate the formation of MAPK subnuclear foci as a means to uncouple the pheromone and osmolarity signaling pathways in yeast.
February 13, 2013
New work from Center investigator Nevan Krogan and colleagues published in Nature Methods
takes advantage of recent developments in RNAi technology to develop a new platform for mapping genetic interactions in mammalian cells.
February 12, 2013
Please join us for a one-day symposium on “Cell-Based Therapeutics: The Next Pillar of Medicine” at UCSF on Friday, April 12, 2013. Participation is free and open to those planning to be in the Bay Area on April 12, but registration is required as space is limited.
February 1, 2013
Center investigator Leor Weinberger and colleagues are applying synthetic biology approaches to treating viral infections such as HIV.
January 6, 2013
On January 4th, iGEM team members, alumni, and families gathered to celebrate the 2012 iGEM team's gold medal performance.
December 19, 2012
Systems Biology Fellow David Soloveichik has received the 2012 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize
for his general theory of DNA displacement cascades.
December 5, 2012
Systems Biology Fellow Matt Thomson was one of only 14 recipients of the prestigious 2012 NIH Director's Early Independence Awards.
December 3, 2012
"If we can build it, we can understand it", or so the saying goes from Giambattista Vico, which was later reiterated by Richard Feynman.
November 27, 2012
Cellular content such as the mitochondrial network need to be correctly proportioned between mother and daughter cells during cell division.