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Category = Biology // Subcategory = Research_Institutes
1. Cambridge Computational Biology Institute The CCBI has been set up to bring together the unique strengths of Cambridge in medicine, biology, mathematics and the physical sciences. Its aim is to create a centre of excellence in research and teaching and to promote collaborations both within the Cambridge area and beyond.
The research covers a diverse range of topics from the basic genetics of bacteria through to developmental biology, evolutionary biology and the complex cell biology of human disease, as well as the emerging field of systems biology. An integrated multidisciplinary approach will cover basic research as well as applications in healthcare and biotechnology.
We are living in a very exciting time for biology: whole-genome sequencing has opened up the field of genome scale biology and with this a trend to larger-scale experiments. However it is also a time of great opportunity for small-scale biology as there is a new wealth of data to build from: one can turn to a computer to ask questions that previously might have taken months to answer in the laboratory. One of the great challenges for the field is analysing the large amounts of complex data generated, and synthesising them into useful systems-wide models of biological processes. Whether operating on a large or small scale the use of mathematical and computational methods is becoming an integral part of biological research.
2. Institutes - BioChemistry - Olsztyn PolandInstitute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of PAS conducts basic and applicatory investigations in the area of agricultural, veterinary and biological sciences. The results achieved are implemented into the food and proceesing industry and animal breeding.
3. Institutes - BioElectroanalisis - Olsztyn PolandAlzheimer's disease results in a progressive loss of cognitive function and dementia affecting 36 million people, with the prevalence expected to double every 20 years.
Thus, the development of methods for early diagnosis, as well as for preventions is very necessary.
We have joined to this vivid research area, working on the development of the new analytical tools suitable:
- for determination of possible biomarkers of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases present in human plasma (possible application - early diagnosis)
- for investigation of interactions between proteins and small organic molecules - potential drugs (possible application in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases).
4. Max Planck Institute for Biophysical ChemistryThe "International Max Planck Research Schools" (IMPRS) are an initiative of the Max Planck Society and its partner universities to promote junior scientists and researchers. They offer especially gifted students from Germany and abroad the possibility to prepare for their Ph.D. exam in a structured program providing excellent research conditions.
5. The Scripps Research InstituteThe Scripps Research Institute, one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organizations, stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Over the last decades, the institute has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition.
6. University of California (LosAngeles) - The Molecular Biology Institute The Molecular Biology Institute at UCLA is a hub for interactions between scientific groups that aim at deciphering molecular structures and identifying molecular regulatory cross talks in living organisms. Since its inception nearly half a century ago, the MBI has fulfilled a critical catalytic role for intellectual exchange across disciplines and in the absence of departmental barriers. Today this mission remains at the forefront.
The Institute brings together over 200 faculty members from 30 different UCLA departments representing the College of Letters and Sciences, the Geffen School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, and the Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Interactions are fostered through a series of seminars, annual events and retreats, specialized courses and symposia.
The central pillar of our mission is to facilitate and promote cutting edge research under the broad umbrella of molecular biology. As part of this goal, the MBI will continue to support its standard activities, but it will also launch strategic initiatives of an interdisciplinary nature to propel new directions and research synergies between our members.
One of the gems of the MBI is the Molecular Biology Interdepartmental Ph.D. Program. The MBIDP has more than 300 alumni and a body of approximately 70 current students spread at distinct stages of progression through their doctorate degree. This outstanding group of trainees has leveraged the creativity of our scientific groups to expand the limits of scientific inquiry.
I encourage you to drive through the website, get to know more about our recent accomplishments and future endeavours.
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7. University of Chicago - Institute for Mind and Biology The Institute for Mind and Biology at The University of Chicago supports scientific research answering fundamental questions about the mind and its dynamic interactions with the biological systems of the body. We study these interactions in their behavioral and social contexts to further our understanding of psychology and identify the specific cellular and genetic mechanisms that mediate the reciprocal interactions between the mind and biology.
8. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a charitably funded genomic research centre located in Hinxton, nine miles south of Cambridge in the UK.
A leader in the Human Genome Project, we are now focused on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease. Our passion for discovery drives our quest to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. We aim to provide results that can be translated into diagnostics, treatments or therapies that reduce global health burdens.