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Institute for Bioengineering, Biotechnology and Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3)

Chancellors Berdahl, Bishop and Greenwood


The QB3 chancellors:
Robert M. Berdahl (Berkeley), J. Michael Bishop (San Francisco), and M.R.C. Greenwood (Santa Cruz) listen to Gov. Davis's announcement at UCSF's Mission Bay campus.
Peg Skorpinski photo

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UC Berkeley scientists bring promising research to new California bioscience institute

07 Dec 00 | Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, will apply their expertise in physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer science to the revolution in health science as part of the new California Institute for Bioengineering, Biotechnology and Quantitative Biomedical Research (QB3). The institute, a partnership with UC San Francisco and UC Santa Cruz, is one of three new California Institutes for Science and Innovation. The centers were selected by Gov. Gray Davis to help maintain California's leading role in science and technology.

The research projects UC Berkeley is undertaking include:

    Building Bio-MEMS (Bio-Microelectronic Mechanical Systems)
    Engineering New Tissues
    Making Models of the Cell
    Using Bioinformatics to Decode Disease-Causing Genes
    Discovering What Drives Biological Motors

Press conference coverage: slide show | Berkeleyan story

More about QB3:

    UC Berkeley press release
    Background information

Related Stories:

    UC Berkeley CISI announcement (UC Berkeley, 07 Dec)
    Gov. Davis announcement
    UCSF's QB3 news

Related Links:

    California Institutes for Science and Innovation
    UC San Francisco
    UC Santa Cruz
    Gov. Gray Davis
    UC Berkeley Health Sciences Initiative