UC Systemwide Biotechnology Research

Organization Address
2150 Kittredge St, Fl 4th
Berkeley, CA 94720-1934

Organization Phone
(510) 642-5557


Academic/Research Organizations


Organization Description
The Systemwide Biotechnology Research and Education Program has three major tasks. The first is to promote and provide support for promising basic research in biotechnology and on related issues. Since its inception in 1985, the program has provided more than $19.6 million in UC and State funds for the creation of 127 new research and training projects throughout the University of California and has supported the training of more than 928 new scientists and engineers. Second, the program promotes training at the graduate and postdoctoral levels. The program encourages recent graduates to recognize and take advantage of new opportunities and provides a forum for critically discussing the changing shape of life science graduate departments. The third task of the Systemwide Biotechnology Program is to inform government, industry, and the public of biotechnology developments and their implications with regards to the resident of California. As a nationally recognized resource in this field, the Biotechnology Program ensures that factual scientific, economic, and policy assessments are available to the public, journalists, and policy makers. The program is at the center of a network of universities, scientific societies, industry organizations, consumer and other interest groups, providing the public with information that is accurate, up-to-date, and unbiased.