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Stanford Bio-X Corporate Forum Newsletter - December 19, 2016

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Welcome to the biweekly electronic newsletter from Stanford Bio-X for members of the Bio-X Corporate Forum. The following are key links to the history of Bio-X and the Clark Center (hub of Bio-X): Bio-X Timeline, CLARK CENTER @ 10X, Celebrating the Clark Center, and President John Hennessy's article calling Bio-X and the Clark Center "A Cauldron of Innovation".


Special Highlight: VISITING SCHOLAR FELLOWSHIPS

Stanford Bio-X and the Novo Nordisk Foundation have a 3-round joint visiting scholar fellowship program that results in up to 2 exceptional Danish Visiting Scholars selected per round to be hosted and co-mentored by Stanford Bio-X affiliated faculty for 3 years each to conduct interdisciplinary research in the biosciences. This opportunity enhances the research experience and training of each visiting scholar at the highest international level, and also strengthens the exchange of scientific expertise between Stanford and Denmark before each scholar returns to Denmark. 

Click here to view the research abstracts of 4 selected scholars so far to this international fellowship. 


If you're interested in learning more about this collaboration and cultivating such opportunities with Bio-X, please contact Stanford Bio-X.


NEWS



DNA IN WASTEWATER COULD PROVIDE CLUES TO HELP COMMUNITY HEALTH, STANFORD RESEARCHERS SAY

Bio-X IIP Seed Grant Research Project from Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Craig Criddle, Christopher Francis, Stephen Luby, Susan Holmes, and Justin Sonnenburg




STANFORD RESEARCHERS SAY SCHOOL KIDS CAN DO SAFE AND SIMPLE BIOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS OVER THE INTERNET

Research by Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Ingmar Riedel-Kruse and Paulo Blikstein and Bio-X SIGF Fellow Zahid Hossain that previously received Bio-X IIP Seed Grant Program funding





BLOOD TEST COULD PROVIDE CHEAPER, BETTER WAY FOR DOCTORS TO MANAGE LUNG CANCER

Research by Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Sam Gambhir and Shan Wang




STUDY ESTABLISHES EXTENT OF HUMAN BRAIN EXCITED BY SPECIFIC DOSE OF ELECTRICITY

Research by Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Josef Parvizi




STUDY REVEALS DRUG INTERACTIONS THAT MAY REDUCE MORTALITY IN BREAST CANCER PATIENTS

Research from Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Nigam Shah





BIRDS FLYING THROUGH LASER LIGHT REVEAL FAULTS IN FLIGHT RESEARCH, STANFORD STUDY SHOWS

Research by Bio-X Affiliated Faculty David Lentink







RESEARCH LOCATES ABSENCE EPILEPSY SEIZURE "CHOKE POINT" IN BRAIN

Research from Bio-X Affiliated Faculty John Huguenard





WHO NEEDS A BODY?  NOT THESE LARVAE, WHICH ARE BASICALLY SWIMMING HEADS

Research from Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Christopher Lowe


BIO-X CORE PROGRAMS


INTERDISCIPLINARY INITIATIVES SEED GRANTS PROGRAM - Key Stanford initiative that accelerates scientific discovery and innovation and has resulted in 10+ fold return on investment, hundreds of publications, and dozens of patents filed.  Currently awarded to 187 projects over 8 rounds.

Awarded IIP Seed Grant projects are highlighted through our symposiums. Please click below to learn more about the research from the latestpIIP symposium on Aug 24, 2016.

SEED GRANTS POSTER TITLES


 

 

FELLOWSHIPS - Awarded yearly to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars of Bio-X affiliated faculty, and has resulted in publications in high-impact journals as well as excellent offers to our Fellows in industry and academia. Currently awarded to 220 Fellows over the past 13 rounds.


 

 

UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM - Invaluable opportunity for Stanford undergraduates to conduct hands-on research, learn how to carry out experiments in the laboratory, and develop the skills to read and analyze scientific literature. Currently awarded to 436 Stanford undergraduates over the past 11 rounds.


EVENTS

FRONTIERS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY BIOSCIENCES
PRE-SEMINAR for Dr. Samuel Stupp's "Guiding Bio Regeneration with Supramolecular Materials"
Helen Blau, PhD, Stanford
January 17, 2017
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
James H. Clark Center S361

FRONTIERS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY BIOSCIENCES
SEMINAR:"Guiding Bio Regeneration with Supramolecular Materials"
Samuel Stupp, PhD, Northwestern
January 19, 2017
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
James H. Clark Center S360

FRONTIERS IN QUANTITATIVE BIOLOGY SEMINAR
Eric Siggia, PhD, Rockefeller University
January 19, 2017
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
James H. Clark Center S360


RESOURCES

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

STANFORD BIO-X

OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY LICENSING "TECHFINDER"

STANFORD CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

STANFORD BIODESIGN


To learn more about Stanford Bio-X, please email either Dr. Hanwei Li, Bio-X Corporate Forum Liaison or Dr. Heideh Fattaey, Executive Director of Bio-X Operations and Programs.

Release Date: 
December 19, 2016