center for systems

& synthetic biology

an NIGMS national systems biology center


CSB2 prize in systems biology

April 30, 2012

Center investigator Hana El-Samad was recently awarded the CSB2 prize in systems biology 

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Marking a half-century career in mass spectrometry

April 27, 2012

UCSF celebrated Center investigator Al Burlingame’s contributions to mass spectrometry by hosting a symposium in his honor on April 27th. 

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Design rules of metabolic regulatory networks

April 23, 2012

New findings by Center investigator Hao Li and colleagues suggest that many metabolic pathways in yeast share a common regulatory architecture. 

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Announcing a practical systems and synthetic biology discussion group at UCSF

April 10, 2012

Calling all scientists interested in practical applications of systems and synthetic biology! The 'pSysSynBio dGroup' will be a forum to discuss roadblocks and solutions in transitioning systems knowledge to actionable tools in everyday synthetic, cellular and population biology. 

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Center hosts 'Science and Cooking' lecture on April 2, 2012

March 26, 2012

The UCSF center for systems and synthetic biology will host the Chauncey D. Leake lecture on ‘Science and Cooking,’ featuring Professor David Weitz of Harvard University, and James Beard Award winner Corey Lee, chef and owner of Benu restaurant,

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Molecular computing featured in the Economist

March 10, 2012

An article in the Economist highlights pioneering work by Systems Biology Fellow, David Soloveichik, and others, on ‘molecular computing’ and the use of nucleic acid strand-displacement logic circuits. Check it out here!

Join us for the 'Frontiers in Systems Biology' Symposium on Monday, March 19, 2012

March 5, 2012

The UCSF center for systems and synthetic biology is hosting a ‘Frontiers in Systems Biology’ Symposium, featuring young scientists in an emerging field. 

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Let’s make some noise

February 27, 2012

In new findings published in Molecular Cell, Center investigator Hana El-Samad and colleagues report that 

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Theory + Pizza = Theorizza

February 10, 2012

Calling all theorists! The UCSF center for systems and synthetic biology has started a forum for theorists to get feedback and to interact with other theorists across different groups at UCSF.  

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Center investigator rewrites the cell biology textbooks

February 3, 2012

Unexpected findings out of Wallace Marshall's lab find that centrosomes--key cytoplasmic organelles once thought to be essential for cell division in all animals--are lacking in flatworms.  

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Wired Magazine’s smart list 2012

January 25, 2012

Center Director Wendell Lim was named as one of “50 people who will change the world” in Wired Magazine’s first smart list.  

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Charting new territory in HIV-human protein complexes

December 21, 2012

How does HIV rewire a host cell during the course of infection? 

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News focus on UCSF high school iGEM team

November 17, 2012

Who says summer break is only for hanging out at the beach? For some lucky students from Lincoln High School in San Francisco, 

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Engaging the general public with science…and legos

November 6, 2011

The UCSF Center for Systems and Synthetic Biology and SynBERC participated in the first Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Days at AT&T Park on November 6th. 

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Catalyzing innovation in science with design thinking approaches

October 28, 2011

We all know how the scientific method works: you come up with a hypothesis, perform experiments, collect results, and then refine the conclusions. 

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