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Texas Fosters Biotech Collaboration

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jul 17, 2013

The eHealth Research Institute sponsored a meeting at the BioScience Research Collaborative facility this June to bring biotech influencers in Texas together to discuss how the biotech industry in the state can work together to improve and develop the statewide industry and bring better care to patients.

According to Bio News Texas, one contributor to the meeting, Dr. Robert Satcher, an orthopedic oncology surgeon and former NASA astronaut, called for the “democratizing of specialized medical care for all the people of the world” by bringing a group of collaborators together. Dr. Satcher’s main interest was in how cancer has outgrown even heart disease as the number-one killer of patients. “We want your time, and we want your investment,” he said. “Our goals are ambitious. It takes a lot of money to recruit the best researchers and fund such collaborative projects.”

Lab suppliers interested in marketing life science solutions and increasing lab sales leads at Texas life science marketing events may want to take a closer look at the latest NIH and NSF funding statistics for the University of Texas, Austin. In 2012, the NIH gave the University of Texas, Austin $57 million in research funding. The money was divided among a number of life science departments. For the convenience of our readers, we have assembled a list of the best-funded life science departments at the University of Texas, Austin, organized by department name, number of awards received and total NIH funding. For a full list of departments receiving NIH funding, please visit the NIH website.

2012 NIH Life Science Funding at the University of Texas, Austin

  • Biochemistry – Four awards, $631,787
  • Biology – 58 awards, $17.7 million
  • Biomedical Engineering – 16 awards, $4.5 million
  • Chemistry – 20 awards, $5.9 million
  • Neurosciences – Three awards, $436,220
  • Pharmacology – 16 awards, $5.8 million


University of Texas, Austin

University of Texas, Austin

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In addition to receiving NIH research funding, the University of Texas, Austin also received $91.5 million from the NSF. Of that funding, $8.6 million went to life science programs alone. We have compiled another list for our readers of the top five NSF-funded life science projects at the University of Texas, Austin organized by funding department, project name and total funding awarded to each project. For a full list of life science projects receiving funding, please visit the NSF website.

Top Five NSF-Funded Life Science Projects at the University of Texas, Austin

  • Plant Genome Research Project: “The Physiological Genomics of Panicum: Exploring Switchgrass Responses to Climate Change” – $1 million
  • Plant Genome Research Project: “Functional and Sequence Analysis of Fiber Development in Allotetraploid Cotton” – $851,903
  • Cross-EF Activities: “Colonization, dispersal, and foraging ecology of native bees in human-altered landscapes” – $690,415
  • Plant Genome Research Project: “The Geraniaceae genomes project: Accelerated and coordinated evolution across the three plant genomes” – $682,017
  • Developmental Systems Cluster: “Biochemical Mechanism of Regulation of Phytochrome Interacting Factor 1 by Light” – $559,059

If you are a lab supplier marketing life science solutions and interested in increasing lab sales leads at Texas life science marketing events, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. invites you to attend our annual Houston BioResearch Product Faire™ Event. Last year’s Houston BioResearch Product Faire™ Event attracted 426 people, of which 124 were purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 66 were lab managers. The visitors came from 54 different research buildings and 71 departments across campus.

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