May 14, 2009
4:00pm/refreshments at 3:45pm
1302 Marine Science Research Building
The strikingly colorful world of insects is in large part the result of optical interference produced by the interaction of light with precisely ordered, periodic cuticular structures, incorporated into their exoskeletons. Such structural colors have recently gained tremendous interest for the use as photonic band gap crystals with enormous potential for next-generation energy and information technology concepts.
PROF. LARRY GOLD
April 9th, 2009
4:00pm/ Refreshments at 3:45pm
1601 Elings Hall
Classic aptamers were invented in 1989-1990. In the next twenty years the process of identifying aptamers was improved substantially - today non-classic aptamers (called SLaptamers) make possible some applications that cannot be achieved with monoclonal antibodies (or other antibody mimics).
The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) Summer Research Internship in Science and Engineering at UCSB brings science and engineering majors from all over the country to UCSB for a summer research experience.
Application deadline is March 2, 2009.
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Four researchers from the UC Santa Barbara-led Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) are undertaking important studies in a new, national $85 million program in the nascent field of regenerative medicine to develop new treatments for wounded soldiers.
Research sponsored through the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies is completely unclassified, and is conducted in an open and fundamental research environment. ICB research results are widely and openly disseminated via publication in the scientific and popular literature without restrictions of any kind. No weapons research is conducted by the ICB.
UCSB alumna and MIT coordinator for the ICB, Professor Angela Belcher will present, From Nature and Back Again: Giving New Life to Materials for Energy, Electronics, the Environment and Medicine. In addition to Professor Belcher’s recent recognition by Scientific American she is the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius" fellowship for her extraordinary work in bionanotechnology. In 2005 she was one of ten women honored in Mass High Tech’s “10 Women to Watch” in technology and science.
In the December 2006 issue Scientific American 50 [TECHNOLOGY LEADERS] Professor Daniel E. Morse, UCSB was recognized for his innovative research developing biologically inspired routes to nanostructured semiconductor thin films. Professor Angela M. Belcher was recognized for her pioneering use of custom-evolved viruses in synthesizing nano-scale wires and arrays.