2010

Mission Bay Open House makes a splash

More than 300 visitors from the Bay Area biotechnology and academic communities signed up to attend the first ever Mission Bay Open House, which was held in the atrium of Genentech Hall on Tuesday, June 29 and seems destined to become an annual event.

The QB3/MMTI myeloma basic research team

Meet the laboratory researchers of the Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative and the myeloma-focused HHMI Collaborative Innovation Award.

A one-stop shop for myeloma research

How a powerful collaboration between cancer doctors and QB3 research scientists came together at UCSF.

QB3 team finds that enzyme’s wraparound structure prevents misfolding


T4 lysozyme has a “re-entrant” structure in which the first N-terminal 12 amino acids form an A-helix crucial to proper folding of the C-terminal domain. (Image: Susan Marqusee)

Two UC startups move into QB3 Garage@UCSF


The QB3 Garage@UCSF is a biotech micro-incubator with space for five to seven companies. Photo: Susan Merrell, UCSF

Two new companies have moved into the QB3 Garage@UCSF, the biotech incubator on the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

Mission Bay Capital makes first investment, in UC biotech spinoff

Mission Bay Capital acquires a stake in Burlingame-based company that is focused on improving strength of biotherapeutics.

David Drubin elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

UC Berkeley molecular biologist joins eight other Berkeley faculty in being elected to academy.

QB3, CBE award $25k to winning team from “Idea to IPO” class

QB3 and UCSF’s Center for BioEntrepreneurship (CBE) have jointly awarded a seed grant to a team developing commercially viable spider silk.

Herr lab researcher wins prestigious fellowship

Kwasi Apori named as a 2010 Merck/UNCF Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellow.

Marqusee to lead QB3 at Berkeley

Protein folding expert Susan Marqusee to transition from interim director to campus director of QB3-Berkeley.

DeRisi team wins $1 million Keck Award; will develop technology for vaccine designers

UCSF professor of biochemistry and biophysics leads team in developing technology to find vulnerable spots of disease microbes.

Herr wins Sloan Fellowship

UC Berkeley bioengineering professor Amy Herr recognized for work in analyzing complex biological systems.

Mofrad receives NSF CAREER award

UC Berkeley assistant professor Mohammad Mofrad recognized by National Science Foundation.

UCSF creates unifying program in quantitative biosciences

Newly founded Quantitative Biosciences Consortium (QBC) will raise university’s profile as a destination for top graduate students.

Six QB3 projects win 2010 Rogers “Bridging-the-Gap” awards

The Rogers Family Foundation announces a total of $750,000 awarded to three new projects and three continuing projects, focused on biomedical devices and large scale medical research.

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