Portable Pathogen Detector Hand-held instrument Immunoassay using optically encoded beads for multiplex capability Image bead and reporter fluorescence, perform image analysis, and score results To detect anthrax spores, MDRTB, smallpox virus, toxins, etc. Classifier Image Reporter Image Classifiers Reporter CCD Camera Sample Laser Laser M M M DC DC L F
Tissue Engineering is a hot new field Science, Feb 8, 2002, p1009
Griffith and Naughton of MIT….. “Tissue engineering can be used to restore, maintain or enhance tissues and organs. The potential impact of this field, however, is far broader – in the future, engineered tissues could reduce the need for organ replacement and could greatly accelerate the development of new drugs that may cure patients, eliminating the need for organ transplants altogether.”
Adequate source of expendable cells
Optimization of scaffolds
Creation of bioreactors which simulate the environment of the body and can be scaled-up
Preservation of the product (microcirculation)
Where can you get graduate education in these biotech fields?
Funny you should ask?
UC Davis has programs in all of these areas!!!!
Nature May 17, 2001 “ New NCI center”
UCD is a Leader in Biology Research
Member of the prestigious Association of American Universities
(only invited 62 members)
Ranked 11th among public universities in the U.S. (US News & World Report-2002)
Ranked 6th for graduate programs in biology among US public universities
Has nationally ranked programs in: Agriculture & Plant Biology
Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science
Food Science & Nutrition
Toxicology & Environmental Sciences
Evolution and Ecology
Molecular & Cell Biology . . & more
Phyllis Wise, new Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences at UC Davis shares her Vision (Dateline, Feb 1, 2002) Q: Regarding biological sciences, in what areas do you think UC Davis can contribute most substantially to the state and beyond? A: “ Davis hosts the Biotechnology Program (and) the UC-wide Biotechnology Research and Education Program (UCBREP). We are excited about the new genome building and the focus on genomics. The four areas of genomics, proteomics, biotechnology and bioinformatics impinge on every section of the division. And I think the state economy will be enhanced by our ability to contribute.”
UC Davis is Tops in Producing PhDs in Biosciences:
Survey of Earned Doctorates in Biosciences (1998-2001).
sources: NSF, NIH, US Dept of Education, NEH, USDA, NASA
1. Johns Hopkins 111
2. Harvard 103
3. UC Davis 102
1. University of Wisconsin, Madison 143
2. UC Davis 113
3. UCLA 100
4. Johns Hopkins 92
1. University of Wisconsin, Madison 119
2. UC Davis 118
3. Harvard 112
4. Johns Hopkins 94
5. Cornell 89
1. UC Davis 129
2. University of Wisconsin, Madison 123
3. Harvard 107
Note: UC Davis was number one from 1986-1998. (first survey was in 1986)
Our Motto: “Biotechnology: The Tools to Forge a Better Tomorrow ”
Central Unit of Office of Research
Founded in 1986
Administrative home for the DEB & ADP graduate programs, NSF and NIH Biotechnology Training Grants
Links Academia to Biotechnology Industries & Gov’t agencies
Education Source for Students, Teachers, and Community
Summer Short Courses
“ Train the Trainers” (NSF grant) for CC & HS teachers
Advisory committees for many Biotechnology Programs
Http://www.biotech.ucdavis.edu INDUSTRY & GOVERNMENT UNIVERSITY UCD Biotechnology Program
Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology
The DEB is an inter-graduate group program that allows Ph.D. students to receive and be credited for training in the area of biotechnology and/or bioinformatics. See www.deb.ucdavis.edu
Students come from a wide array of disciplines: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Chem Engineering, Agriculture and Environmental Chemistry, Statistics, Comparative Pathology, Food Science, Biomedical Engineering, etc.
Mission : to explore biotechnology through seminars and courses and examine the relationship of academia to industry through internships.
This program supplements a student's Ph.D. curriculum. Those completing the DEB program will obtain an official designation on their transcript indicating a qualification in biotechnology.
UC Research is a driving force for the growth of Biotech:
New research programs
New research labs
Continued growth in funding
Collaborations with industry
Undergraduate research is highly values
Support for graduate education is a constant goal
Dr. Martina Newell-McGloughlin (past director of the UCDavis Biotechnology Program) is the new Director of Biotechnology for all UC campuses. Gussie Curran is Associate Director Co-located in the offices of the Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences with the UC Davis Biotech Program October 2001 UCBREP Comes to UC Davis University of California Systemwide Biotechnology Research and Education Program (Multi-Campus Research Unit of the Office of the President) Funding & Educational Opportunities! www.ucsystemwidebiotech.ucdavis.edu
UC Davis has the third-largest invention-property income in the UC system (about $7.3 million in fiscal year 1999), with more than 170 active patents.
Free CD ROMS & Video on Biotech http://www. nhgri . nih . gov / educationkit /
Request this multimedia kit which includes a CD-ROM, video, poster and a brochure. On the website, you can view some exciting instructional material with excellent graphics and flash 3D animation on many molecular biology topics including "How to Sequence a Genome". Very useful for teachers and students.
The kit, called The Human Genome Project : Exploring our Molecular Selves, includes: a CD-ROM with seven varied segments * an award-winning video documentary, The Secret of Our Lives * a commemorative poster * an informational brochure, Genetics: The Future of Medicine, Basic Genetics- a glossary of genetic terms, The Human Genome Project Exploring Our Molecular Selves, Goals of the Human Genome Project, Unlocking the Mysteries of Health and Disease: Gene Discovery Understanding Biological Function, Genetic Testing and Gene-based Medicine, Development of Genetic Medicine "