UC Berkeley researchers typically enjoy their research more than most. Having a sense of humor, and a sense of adventure helps. I just found a fun blip on the UC Berkeley research news feed that suggests, even when growing yeast, they may have more fun than the rest of us.
UC Berkeley synthetic biologists have engineered brewer’s yeast to produce marijuana’s main ingredients—mind-altering THC and non-psychoactive CBD—as well as novel cannabinoids not found in the plant itself. https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/02/27/yeast-produce-low-cost-high-quality-cannabinoids/
There is a popular research event coming up this summer that researchers and local life science professionals are invited to attend:
BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at
UC Berkeley funding stats include:
- 2017 Total R & D: $770,822,000
- 2017 Life Science R & D Expenditures: $224,599,000
- 2017 Total R&D ranking: 26th
- 2018 NIH Funding: $128,403,875
- UC Berkeley will partner in the recently announced $600 million Chan Zuckerberg science ‘Biohub’, a collaborative center aimed at accelerating the development of breakthrough scientific and medical advancements.
- The Berkeley research team, in partnership with a team from the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, have received $65.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to catalog all the cells of a mouse brain with the goal of using this catalog to later classify all cells in the human brain.
- The National Science Foundation announced a $35 million award to establish the the Molecular Sciences Software Institute, which will be led by UC Berkeley scientists.
We invite you to attend our upcoming UC Berkeley BioResearch Product Faire™ event.