Science Market Update

Research Funding for University of Georgia Includes Over $37M from NIH

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Total research and development expenditures for the University of Georgia, Athens (UGA) reached an all-time high of $458 million. This is a 31% increase in R&D expenditures since the 2013 fiscal year. Over the past three years, externally funded research activities have climbed by 37% to reach $198 million in fiscal 2017. These expenditures are funded in part by federal grants and contracts. For example: in the first seven months of 2017 the University received 96 research project grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH). They total $37.2 million. The rest of their research funding comes from foundations, corporations, as well as the state of Georgia.

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$2.27M Research Grant to University of Georgia, Athens to Study Gene Editing

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The National Institute of Health (NIH) awarded the University of Georgia a $2.27 Million grant to study a powerful gene editing tool known as CRISPR-Cas. In nature, CRISPR-Cas is a defense mechanism that single-celled organisms such as bacteria use to ward off attacks from viruses and other invaders. For scientists the CISPR-Cas9 system holds a potential tool to edit precise sequences of DNA and silence the genes that predispose some people to diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and mental illness.

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UGA Research: $1.3M Grant to Discover How Aberrant RNA Causes Disease

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Mon, Nov 28, 2016

The University of Georgia, Athens has been awarded a four-year $1.3 million research grant from the National Institute of Health to create a method of analyzing the large amount of biological data generated by current biotechnology. The funding will be used to develop better statistical tools for crunching big data numbers in order to clarify the causes of several serious illnesses including cancer and heart disease. 

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$3.24 Million Awarded to UGA for Life Science Graduate Programs

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Nov 02, 2015

The University of Georgia, Athens has a multitude of life science programs and centers that train both undergraduate and graduate students to become the world-class scientists. Some of these training programs include:

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Tags: University of Georgia Athens, Southern, UGA, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Athens, GA, new funding, 2016, Emerging disease, Disease ecology, Tropical disease

Georgia Research Incites High-Performance Biofuel Solutions

Posted by David Larsen on Fri, Feb 13, 2015


Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biopower

UGA's bioenergy researchers are helping transform the nation's renewable and abundant biomass resources into cost-competitive, high-performance biofuels, bioproducts and biopower that are needed to meet growing energy needs. Almost 30 biobased technologies have been developed at UGA, with many licensed to the marketplace: genetically modified plants for the production of biofuels and biochemicals, methods for quantitative analysis of biomass, genetically engineered microorganisms for the production of a variety of chemicals from plants, and a process to turn woody waste biomass into a liquid fuel.

(photo courtesy of Steve Jurvetson via wikipedia commons)

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Breakthroughs in Type 1 Diabetes at Emory University

Posted by David Larsen on Wed, Feb 11, 2015

When the level of blood glucose, also called blood sugar, rises after a meal, the pancreas responds by releasing insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin helps cells throughout the body absorb glucose from the bloodstream and use it for energy.

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UGA $98M Veterinary Medical Learning Center Preparing to Open in 2015

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Jan 26, 2015

In March 2013, construction crews at the University of Georgia, Athens began working on the university's new Veterinary Medical Learning Center. Now, almost 2 years later, the facility is in the final stages of construction and is preparing to open in March 2015. 

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UGA Awarded $18.8 Million in Funding to Study Impacts of Oil Spill on Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem

Posted by Laura Braden on Mon, Nov 24, 2014

In 2010, the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico blew-out, leading to the largest off-shore oil spill in the United States, known as the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, or the BP Oil Spill. 4.9 million barrels of oil are estimated to have gushed into the Gulf waters during this time, causing an immense impact on the ecosystem in the Gulf. Now, 4 years after the spill, the Gulf of Mexico is still greatly impacted and affected by the oil left in the water. Researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens recently received $18.8 million to continue their study of the impacts of this oil spill on the ecosystem. 

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New Building at UGA Receives $44.7M in New Funding

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jan 29, 2014

The University of Georgia, Athens will receive $44.7 million for the construction of a new UGA building, the Science Learning Center. The 122,500-square-foot facility will add 33 teaching labs to the South campus for the chemistry, biological sciences, plant biology and physics departments.

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Researchers Invited to Attend UGA Life Science Marketing Event

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Dec 23, 2013

Researchers interested in learning about new life science solutions and meeting other researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens are all invited to attend Biotechnology Calendar, Inc.’s Athens BioResearch Product Faire™ Event on February 26th, 2014. Last year’s Athens BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 148 attendees, of which 29 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 21 were lab managers. The life science marketing event visitors came from 22 different research buildings and 30 departments around campus. 

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