UCSF Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
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Dr. Blackburn awarded the Royal Society Medal!

The Royal Medal is awarded to acknowledge the most important discoveries in the physical, biological, and applied sciences. Nobel Laureate Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn received a Royal Medal, what is considered the most prestigious medal awarded by the Royal Society, for her work on the prediction and discovery of telomerase and the role of telomeres in protecting and maintaining the genome. Congratulations! More...

The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Launches

The Biohub is a project of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative led by Joe DeRisi of UCSF, and Steve Quake of Stanford University including a partnership with UC Berkeley. With the three partnering universities serving as the backbone to the Biohub's mission statement and together with the expertise of the best scientists, investigators, and engineers the science community offers, nothing is deemed impossible!

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Bold & Basic Grant Awarded to Reiter, Raleigh & Poskanzer

QBI held a competition to give away 1.1 million dollars for bold ideas and basic research in cancer and psychiatry. Four grants and four fellowships were awarded to the best collaborative ideas that merged both basic and clinical research. Jeremy Reiter and David Raleigh proposed a bold idea in cancer: How fats cause cancer: Lipids in the primary cilium activate oncogenic Hedgehog signaling.

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EVENTS
Dec

5


Dec

12

Antonio J. Giraldez, Yale University
Deciphering gene regulatory codes during embryonic development
GH Aud, 4-5pm

Jan

9

Douglas Black, UCLA
TBA
GH Aud, 4-5pm

Jan

23


Jan

30

Scott Kennedy, Harvard
TBA
GH Aud, 4-5pm

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