January 29, 2015
As part of the UCSF Byers Lecture event, the Center (in partnership with Wendell Lim's Lab and Mesoscope@UCSF) presented an series of displays highlighting our swarm robots, the Kilobots, and how they can be used to model biological behaviors.
January 17, 2015
At an evening event with the 2014 iGEM team, their families and friends, UCSF scientists, mentors, and previous alumni, this year's Center-sponsored iGEM team was recognized for their success at the iGEM competition by UCSF, the City of San Francisco, and the CA State Assembly.
December 10, 2014
The 2013 iGEM team's recent publication in ACS Synthetic Biology has been featured in a perspective by Chemical & Engineering News. Check it out!
November 19, 2014
The success of the 2013 iGEM team project inspired our students to continue working after the competition to prepare a manuscript for publication.
November 18, 2014
The Center participates on the advisory board for development of curriculum at a Biotechnology Academy housed at Wallenberg High School in San Francisco Unified School District.
November 15, 2014
The Center helped sponsor a workshop coorganized by QB3 and Synberc called "Expanding Potential: A workshop advocating for women in STEM".
November 3, 2014
The Giant Jamboree of the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition just wrapped up in Boston where our UCSF-UCB team competed against 220 teams from around the world. Despite being one of the youngest teams at the competition, our group received international recognition with the Best Presentation Award (undergraduate) as well as a Gold Medal for their achievements.
October 7, 2014
In the graduate level Cell Biology course at UCSF, Director Wendell Lim adapted the Center's new swarm of Kilobot robots to illustrate collectives of molecules or cells.
October 6, 2014
Wendell Lim has been awarded a Transformative R01 Research Award, intended to support “exceptionally innovative and/or unconventional research projects that have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms”.
August 22, 2014
From August 18-22, the Center was host to a robotics workshop in collaboration with the Harvard Self-organizing Systems Research group to program a swarm of 100 small robots to simulate collective behaviors.
August 7, 2014
The UCSF iGEM Team presented an exhibit at San Francisco's premier science museum, the Exploratorium, focused on educating the general public about genetic engineering and synthetic biology.
July 18, 2014
The UCSF CSSB, along with the San Diego Center for Systems Biology, co-organized the Annual Meeting for all of the NIGMS sponsored National Centers for Systems Biology in San Diego.