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Stanford Bio-X Corporate Forum Newsletter - October 10, 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 Announcement

 

Stanford Bio-X has officially begun the 8th round of its Interdisciplinary Initiatives Seed Grant Program (IIP) with 22 newly awarded projectsIn this round, Bio-X received 128 exemplary applications that were meticulously reviewed in a 2-round process.  With these 22 new projects, Bio-X has now funded 187 IIP projects since 2000.  Click here to learn more about the IIP!


NEWS


STANFORD SCIENTISTS UNCOVER HOW A FLUCTUATING BRAIN NETWORK MAY MAKE US BETTER THINKERS

Research from Psychology Faculty Russell Poldrack that was previously funded by the Bio-X NeuroVentures




A NEW SIMULATION TOOL HELPS SHOW HOW THE BRAIN REACTS TO TRAUMA

Research from Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Ellen Kuhl




SMARTPHONE MICROSCOPE DEVELOPED BY STANFORD BIOENGINEER CREATES INTERACTIVE TOOL FOR MICROBIOLOGY

Research by Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Ingmar Riedel-Kruse





GENE COULD HELP EXPLAIN INSULIN RESISTANCE

Research from Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Joshua Knowles





ZIKA INFECTION CAUSES DEVELOPING CRANIAL CELLS TO SECRETE NEUROTOXIC LEVELS OF IMMUNE MOLECULES

Research from Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Catherine Blish





STANFORD RESEARCHERS SHOW AIR BAG BIKE HELMETS HAVE PROMISE

Research by Bio-X Affiliated Faculty David Camarillo





PRIONS CAN PASS ON BENEFICIAL TRAITS, STUDY SAYS

Research by Bio-X Affiliated Faculty Daniel Jarosz


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 164 projects over 7 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 198 Fellows over the past 12 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 371 Stanford undergraduates over the past 10 rounds.


EVENTS

BIO-X FRONTIERS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY BIOSCIENCES PRE-SEMINAR (for Dr. Molly Shoichet's Seminar on Nov 3)
Fan Yang, PhD, Stanford
November 1, 2016
12:15 pm - 1 pm
James H. Clark Center S361

BIO-X FRONTIERS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY BIOSCIENCES SEMINAR: "Strategies for more predictable drug screening and drug delivery in cancer"
Molly Shoichet, PhD, University of Toronto
November 3, 2016
12:15 pm - 1 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: 
October 10, 2016