an "organized research unit" at ucsf

QBI is the research arm of QB3 at UCSF.

QB3 faculty members have long collaborated on major cross-disciplinary research projects. But for administrative reasons they have not, until recently, been able to join together across departmental lines to apply for large government grants. Only official UC "Organized Research Units" (usually departments) may apply for NIH grants. In March, 2016 UCSF announced the launch of the Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI), which adopted the existing administrative structure of the Molecular Design Institute. QBI will make it possible for groups of UCSF scientists to collaborate across disciplines, powered by a single source of funding. QBI is directed by Nevan Krogan, professor of cellular & molecular pharmacology, who is also director of QB3-UCSF. Visit the QBI webpage