UC Berkeley is one of the top institutions in the world based on quality of the research produced. UC Berkeley researchers need to keep up with the latest advances in tools and technology to stay at the top of their fields. To help UC Berkeley reseachers keep up with technology, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites laboratory supply companies to demonstrate their new and innovative research equipment, kits, and reagents at the upcoming 17th ANNUAL Berkeley BioResearch Product Faire Event ON JUNE 4, 2014.
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Berkeley's prestige is tied in with the quality of its faculty:
Among its current faculty:
- 8 Faculty members are Nobel laureates
- 141 Faculty are National Academy of Sciences members
- 94 Faculty are National Academy of Engineering members
- 13 Faculty have received the National Medal of Science
- 230 Faculty are American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellows
Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over half a billion dollars in research support from external sources. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, UC Berkeley attracted $705.1 million in new research funding. This represents a 38 percent increase over the past decade. Many of these research awards fund multi-year projects and support expenditures that will be reflected in subsequent years.
The federal government provided 47 percent of these sponsored research funds, and California state agencies, industry, and the non-profit sector supplied the rest. Of the research funding provided by the U.S. government, the largest contributors are the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation, with each contributing approximately one third of the federal funding.
10 Funding Facts about UCBerkeley:
- NSF 2012 Ranking: 62nd (total R&D expenditures in life sciences) =$208,788,000
- NIH 2012 Ranking: 56th (Direct plus indirect costs but excluding R & D contracts and ARRA awards) = $118,610,088
- UC Berkley has completed construction on the Alternative Energy building, where research can now begin. The $133 million biofuels research building houses labs for the study of molecular and microbial biology, fermentation and chemical separation, greenhouses, and dry and cold rooms.
- UC Berkley has been reimbursed $30 million for the Berkley Lab research facility construction, which began in the summer of 2012. The building is due to open in 2014, funds had been held due to economic pressures, but have now been released and the project is on its way. Scientist’s will be researching and developing an artificial photosynthesis process.
- The National Health Institute has awarded UC Berkeley $12.8 million for research into cancer, neuro-degenerative diseases and radioactive decontamination as well as other medical health conditions.
- University of California, Berkeley has received a five year $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop powerful new tools to help extract key information from the large quantity of loose data in the world.
- The Bryolab at UC Berkley is to receive part of a $5.1 million grant for its work in biocoding a complete ecosystem.
- The National Science Foundation has awarded UC Berkeley more Graduate Research Fellowships than any other university.
- The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley received $1 million to support research into Lupus.
- In 2007 global energy firm, BP, awarded $500 million over 10 years to the University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The funding created the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) to develop new sources of energy and reduce the impact of energy consumption on the environment.