Colorado Public Radio

Colorado Public Radio features Joel Kralj

Sept. 1, 2017

Here's A 'Touching' Discovery About Bacteria If University of Colorado scientists are right, bacteria have a sense of touch. Meaning, the little critters can detect the cells they need to glom onto to cause an infection. University biologist Joel Kralj says his lab showed bacteria have electrical activity going on... Read more »
Celebration of E-wing with John and Anna Sie

Biotechnology building debuts state-of-the-art E-Wing

Aug. 31, 2017

As Boulder’s biotech community continues to thrive and grow, the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building debuted its state-of-the-art E-Wing on Monday. The 56,340-square-foot E-Wing will feature next-generation active learning spaces where students learn by doing rather than by being lectured, as well as laboratory space where current and future faculty... Read more »
Jacqueline Dresch

BioFrontiers Institute Sabbatical Professor Program

Aug. 24, 2017

BioFrontiers Institute has a rich history of welcoming sabbatical professors and visiting researchers in our labs. We believe sabbatical professors make significant contributions to the BioFrontiers Institute research community, and we hope that the intellectual exchange of ideas, scientific collaborations, and informal mentoring and teaching experiences are mutually beneficial. We... Read more »
Tom Cech

Learning to love the classroom: A Q&A with Best Should Teach Keynote, Professor Thomas Cech

Aug. 23, 2017

Thomas Cech is well recognized by the scientific community and as Colorado’s first Nobel Prize Laureate. A distinguished professor of chemistry and the director of CU Boulder BioFrontiers Institute, Cech has dedicated his career to scientific discovery. Yet, Cech is also well known by scores of first-year students who have... Read more »
Bacteria microscope image

Bacteria have feelings, too

Aug. 15, 2017

For humans, our sense of touch is relayed to the brain via small electrical pulses. Now, CU Boulder scientists have found that individual bacteria, too, can feel their external environment in a similar way. In a new study, CU Boulder researchers have demonstrated that E. coli bacteria cells get excited... Read more »
Graduate Research Assistant Giancarlo Bruni

Giancarlo Bruni named Gilliam fellow for minority mentorship

Aug. 14, 2017

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has announced today the 2017 Gilliam Fellowship awardees —exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields as well as the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences. CU Boulder Graduate Research Assistant Giancarlo Bruni is one of... Read more »
Tactile sensors mounted on a commercial gripper (Nikolaus Correll)

Accelerating innovation: 7 research teams receive commercialization grants

May 11, 2017

Seven CU Boulder research teams have been selected to receive grants for the development of commercially-promising technologies. A total of 21 applications were reviewed by a panel of external judges made up of entrepreneurs, investors, business executives and intellectual property attorneys from around the country. Six of the seven awards... Read more »

Research seed grant program impacts campus with $1.1 million in funding

April 24, 2017

The CU Boulder Innovative Seed Grant Program (ISGP), now in its 11th year, recently announced more than $1.1 million in seed funding through 23 grants, with a focus on interdisciplinary ventures that take investigators in high-risk, high-reward directions. This new round of funding is especially significant in light of the... Read more »
sustainability group

Staff and students commended for sustainability efforts

April 21, 2017

A new sustainability certificate offering in the MBA program; 2,200 gallons of water per day captured at Williams Village North for re-use; and 1,500 pounds of food waste per day diverted from landfills. These are just a few examples of the results this year’s campus sustainability awardees have brought to... Read more »
John Rinn

RNA Biology Pioneer John Rinn Joins BioFrontiers Institute

April 11, 2017

When John Rinn was an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, his focus was on skateboarding and snowboarding. However, a Chemistry 101 course sparked an interest in science where Rinn noticed that powerful chemical reactions could be broken down into simple steps just like a skateboard or snowboard trick. Rinn... Read more »

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