Science Market Update

Washington University Research: Four Points of Interest

Posted by BCI Staff on Tue, Jan 03, 2012

1) Genome Institute awarded $114 million for research

2) Research awards for 2011 surpassed $706 million

3) Top rankings in 2011 according to the US News and World Report

4) New state-of-the art building for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

1) Washington University Genome Institute recently awarded $114 million

 

  • This money awarded by a division of the National Institute of Health  called the National Human Genome Research Institute.
  • Researchers at the Genome Institute at Washington University were among the first to identify a cancer causing genetic error in a human patient.
  • Some of the research conducted at the institute is part of the Cancer Genome Atlas project. 

 

2) Washington University Research awards for 2011 surpassed $706 million

 

  • $105 million came from the American Recovery Act.
  • $535 million came from Federal funding which accounts for most of the university’s research awards

 

3) Washington University Rankings in 2011 according to the US News and World Report

 

  • Ranked 14th overall for universities in the United States
  •  Ranked 4th overall for medical schools in the United States.
  • Ranked 11th among universities in the nation for Biological Sciences.
  •  Ranked 33rd among universities in the nation for Chemistry.

 

4) Washington University New state-of-the art building for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

  • Named the Preston M. Green Hall because of an alumnus who dedicated $8 million for the building
  • Boasts 83,849 square feet with 17 laboratories.

Washington University Research

 (Image courtesy of wustl.edu)

If you are a life science researcher or laboratory supplier in the Missouri area, plan on attending the next Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.  BioResearch Product Faire™ Exposition. This life science laboratory product show and research networking event is held on the Washington University campus.  The event is an excellent opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with life science and medical science researchers and to learn about up-to-date laboratory products, science supplies and analytical equipment.  This Saint Louis Research community event will next be held on March 8,2012.  If you are a researcher in the area, register for the event by clicking here.  For information on exhibiting, please click here.

 

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