Science Market Update

UCSF Receives $24M from NSF for New Research Center

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Oct 05, 2016

The National Science Foundation has awarded $24 million to create the Center for Cellular Construction; a new bioengineering center based at UC San Francisco. The cutting edge interdisciplinary center will transform the field of cell biology by bringing together cell biologists, engineers, physicists, and computer scientists to create machines made out of living cells. 

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Tags: University of California San Francisco, California, University of California, Research Funding, UCSF, Southwest Region, UCSF Mission Bay, NSF award, New research center

UCSF Granted $20M for HIV Research Institute

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Since HIV/AIDS emerged as a global health problem in the 1980's, researchers have been diligently working to create new treatments and vaccines for the disease. Currently, there is no cure for the disease, and treatments can only suppress it. Because of its severity and broad reach, scientists around the world receive substantial funding each year to study this virus in order to gain a more thorough understanding and better combat it. Now, thanks to an award from the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), researchers at the University of California, San Francisco will be able to study the virus in a new $20 million institute, located on the Mission Bay campus, for the next five years.
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Tags: CA, University of California San Francisco, HIV, AIDS Research, Southwest, San Francisco, SFVS, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, UCSF, UCSF Mission Bay, New research center, 2016

7 Top UCSF Scientists Receive NIH Research Awards

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Seven researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have received “high-risk, high-reward” grants for biomedical research.

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Tags: CA, University of California San Francisco, Medical Research, cancer research, California, Biomedical Reearch, San Francisco, SFVS, Research Funding, UCSF, UC San Francisco, NIH funding, Southwest Region, Mission Bay, UCSF Mission Bay, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire™

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on Schedule and Under Budget

Posted by David Larsen on Wed, Dec 17, 2014


 San Francisco’s Mission Bay district became a magnificent conglomeration of colors and excitement as celebrities, civic dignitaries, and community members celebrated the upcoming opening of the new UCSF Medical Center with a lights-on festival and a hard hat walk. Adding excitement to the event were Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of the ABC television show “Modern Family,” Olympic champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi and San Francisco Giants home run king Barry Bonds, a longtime friend and supporter of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco.

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Tags: California, 2015, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, UCSF, new Building, UCSF Mission Bay

UCSF Research Funding Apparatus Streamlined, More Awards in Less Time

Posted by Jaimee Saliba on Mon, Aug 06, 2012

Funding makes laboratory research possible, which makes discovery possible, which leads to advancing knowledge and treatment options. But the primary job of a top scientist and lab director should not be to write grant proposals at the expense of time spent actually doing research. With that insight in mind, the University of California San Francisco put a system in place 5 years ago called the Resource Allocation Program (RAP). The function of the RAP is to streamline the intramural funding process so that faculty only have to fill out one application for many grants, and then only twice a year on set dates. A recent review of the program shows it to be a success, with a 66% increase in overall applications submitted and approximately a 20% increase in funding awarded in the past year alone.

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Tags: CA, University of California San Francisco, biomedical research, 2012 Research Funding, Southwest, California, 2012, San Francisco, Funding, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase, UCSF, Biomedical Research Funding, Mission Bay Campus, UCSF Mission Bay

Spotlight QB3 at the University of California

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Tue, May 01, 2012

If you’ve heard of the University of California’s QB3 organization, you probably already know that their goal is to offer support to researchers in the biosciences and help them commercialize their work. What you may not know is just how successful the organization has been in its six years of existence. QB3, or the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, hit its six year mark in March. Since its beginning, QB3 and its partners have been integral in the inception of 65 new bioscience companies in an expanding network of incubators at UCSF Mission Bay, UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley. Together, these companies have earned over $230 million in capital.

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Tags: University of California, QB3, UCSF Mission Bay, UC Berkley

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