February 1, 2014
On February 1, 2014, the Center Education Coordinator participated in a graduate school symposium at Agnes Scott College, an ethnically diverse women’s college in Atlanta, Georgia. The workshop was titled “Is a Ph.D. for Me? What You Can Be with a Ph.D. in Engineering & Life Sciences” and focused on the varied reasons for pursuing a graduate degree and determining which university/graduate program would be the best fit for a student.
January 3, 2014
On January 3rd, iGEM team members, alumni, and families gathered to celebrate the 2013 iGEM teams gold medal performance. The team presented their main research findings from the summer to their families and alumni who were present.
December 20, 2013
Visualizing specific endogenous genomic loci in living cells has been challenging. Now reported in the latest issue of Cell, Center Fellow Lei Stanley Qi and colleagues have repurposed the bacterial CRISPR/Cas system for use as a robust imaging tool.
December 9, 2013
Cellular optogenetic tools have been used to control the activity of isolated signaling proteins within living cells. In new work published in Cell, Center investigators Jared Toettcher, Wendell Lim, and colleagues now harness the power of optogenetics to track information flow from the signaling protein Ras.
December 3, 2013
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announced last week it will fund three new national centers for systems biology.
November 15, 2013
iBioMagazine is supported by the American Society for Cell Biology and is a series of short talks that go behind the scenes and highlight the human side of research. The November 2013 issues features a short video on the UCSF iGEM program.
October 8, 2013
The UCSF iGEM team just returned from competing at the iGEM North American Regional Jamboree held in Toronto.
October 4, 2013
Systems Biology Fellow David Soloveichik and collaborators report the use of chemical reaction networks as a 'programming language' to show that DNA molecules can be programmed to implement any behavior that can be mathematically expressed as such.
October 2, 2013
Three Center investigators--Leor Weinberger, Zev Gartner, and Lei Stanley Qi--were recently awarded prestigious 'High Risk, High Reward' research grants from NIH.
October 1, 2013
Systems Biology Fellow Lei Stanley Qi was one of only 15 recipients of the prestigious 2013 NIH Director's Early Independence Awards.
September 6, 2013
With a kit of biological parts and new parts of their own design, the iGEM team has been working on their summer synthetic biology project for the last three months. This year their project included a strong public outreach component, which culminated with a presentation at the ExplOratorium’s After Dark event on September 5th, 2013.
August 22, 2013
In new work published in Molecular Cell
, Center investigator Nevan Krogan and colleagues present an E-MAP focused on S. cerevisiae genes involved in lipid metabolism.
August 15, 2013
Center investigator Nevan Krogan and colleagues have taken E-MAP technology to the next level by examining the genetic interaction space of point mutant alleles of multifunctional genes.
August 7, 2013
In new work published in Molecular Biology of the Cell
, Center investigator Chao Tang and colleagues have achieved rapid, reversible and titratable control of cellular protein localization for eight different organelles or positions within budding yeast.
August 6, 2013
We know you have questions about synthetic biology. In a presentation entitled 'Micro-Transformations Can Bring Big Results', the 2013 iGEM team will be talking about their summer synthetic biology project as part of the on-going After Dark series at the San Francisco ExplOratorium.
July 31, 2013
Center Investigator Nevan Krogan has been tapped to head up the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at the UCSF campus.