center for systems

& synthetic biology

an NIGMS national systems biology center


2011 UCSF iGEM team brings home a gold

October 10, 2011

The UCSF iGEM Team recently returned from the iGEM Americas Jamboree in Indianapolis, where they received a gold medal for their project, titled "Building a Synthetic Community: Yeast We Can!" 

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Center members visit Capitol Hill to advocate for science funding

September 21, 2011

They say politicians don’t bite, but why are most scientists reluctant to talk to politicians about their research?

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San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee talks science with summer iGEM students

August 16, 2011

Mayor Edwin Lee visited the UCSF Mission Bay campus on August 16th for a press conference announcing 

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When are small effects in biology meaningful?

July 27, 2011

New, more quantitative experimental approaches are enabling the detection of even subtle phenotypic changes. 

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2011 iGEM team jump-starts summer with team challenge

July 15, 2011

The UCSF international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team kicked off in June with a 2-week laboratory bootcamp and team challenge to develop project ideas for the 2011 jamboree.  

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Hana El-Samad wins Eckman award in control theory

June 30, 2011

The Donald P. Eckman Award recognizes outstanding achievements by young engineers in the field of control theory. Hana received the award at the 2011 American Control Conference in San Francisco for her work in applying control theory in the analysis of complex biological systems. Read more

Center investigators work toward a New Biology

May 21, 2011

Biology is undergoing a major transformation, much like physics and chemistry experienced in previous centuries. Wendell Lim, Hana El-Samad and other UCSF faculty are helping to drive this change. Read more

UCSF receives $15.4 million to create systems biology center

September 21, 2011

Cell biologists at UCSF have received $15.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to set up one of two new National Centers for Systems Biology. NIGMS now funds 12 centers focused on systems biology.
Click here for the National Center for Systems Biology website to learn more.