Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments

An NSF IGERT Program at the University of Delaware

The IGERT program in Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments (SBE2) is a multi-disciplinary doctoral traineeship program for students interested in studying Cells in Engineered Environments using the technologies and approaches of Systems Biology. The program involves Faculty from five Colleges with expertise in complementary research area that intersect with the theme of Systems Biology in Engineering Environments (SBE2). In addition, it provides an enriched multi- and interdisciplinary research and training environment, as well as engaged training in bioethics, research ethics, business innovation, and the skills to communicate science to an array of public audiences.

About IGERT

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program is the flagship interdisciplinary doctoral training program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). IGERT grants are awarded by NSF to innovative graduate programs in US universities for training PhD scientists and engineers with the interdisciplinary background and the technical, professional and personal skills needed to succeed in the careers of the 21st century.

Since 1998, the IGERT program has made 215 awards to over 100 lead universities in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. IGERT has provided funding for nearly 5,000 graduate students and students accepted to this prestigious program receive support toward tuition, fees and research supplies, plus a sizeable stipend. For more information, see http://www.igert.org/

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Hybrid seed
UD researchers look at small RNA pathways in maize tassels

Aug. 21, 2014 - Researchers at the University of Delaware and other institutions across the country have been awarded a four-year, $6.5 million National Science Foundation grant to analyze developmental events in maize anthers and tassels, the male reproductive organs that produce pollen.
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ACS award
Zhuang receives research scholar grant from American Cancer Society

Jun. 23, 2014 - Zhihao Zhuang, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware, has received a four-year, $792,000 Research Scholar Award from the American Cancer Society.
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Engineering Bone Repair
Researchers seek to develop non-viral carrier for gene therapy use in bone repair

May. 13, 2014 - A team of researchers from the University of Delaware and Thomas Jefferson University has been awarded a $1.4-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore the use of non-viral gene therapy to enhance bone repair.
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