BioFrontiers Hubert Yin is focused on toll-like receptors that may play a role in new cancer therapies.

Unlocking toll-like receptors

April 10, 2015

BioFrontiers’ Hubert Yin is unlocking the power of toll-like receptors Hubert Yin has been thinking about one type of cell receptor since he joined the BioFrontiers Institute, and it is a receptor worthy of that kind of time. Yin, an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is focusing much of... Read more »
Telomeres sit at the ends of chromosomes to protect their genetic data (colorful DNA pic) Credit: Jane Ades, NHGRI

Research on small cellular changes may lead to big cancer solutions

March 10, 2015

Among cancers, scientists have spent their entire research careers looking for cellular similarities that may lead to a single cure for many cancers –– the rare chance to have a single answer to a multifaceted problem. In 1997, scientists discovered a gene that they believed was the key to cellular... Read more »
Daniel Malmer is a second-year graduate student in the IQ Biology Interdisciplinary PhD program at BioFrontiers.

IQ Biology Blog: Computing Machinery and Mouse Genomes

March 10, 2015

I recently attended the 2014 Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) with fellow IQ Biology student Joey Azofeifa and our advisor Robin Dowell. The conference had many interesting talks, ranging from theory-heavy explanations of algorithm improvements to very applied talks on using... Read more »
The 2013 iGEM Buffs took home a regional award for their work, now published in ACS Synthetic Biology. The 2014 competed at the international level and took home a Silver Award.

CU Boulder Wins Silver at 2014 iGEM

Jan. 29, 2015

CU-Boulder Student Team Wins Silver at Premiere Biology Competition The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) event is the top synthetic biology competition in the world and the CU-Boulder team wanted to make an impact at this year’s competition in Boston. Last year’s 2013 Buffs iGEM team was successful, winning a... Read more »

CU is heading to Boston for the iGEM Jamboree

Jan. 29, 2015

In just a few days, members from our team will be boarding a plane to Boston. When we arrive, we are participating in an annual synthetic biology competition against both foreign and domestic teams at an international conference, held by the International Genetically Engineered Machines Foundation (iGEM). There we will... Read more »
The 2014 CU Buffs iGEM team logo includes a James Bond-inspired buffalo with a pipetting gun.

CU at the World iGEM Jamboree

Jan. 29, 2015

Just a few weeks ago, we boarded a plane destined for Boston and the 2014 World iGEM Jamboree . Once we arrived, we were racing to the hotel to put some finishing touches onto our power point presentation. Our team was selected as one of the first teams to present... Read more »

IQ Biology Program Wins IGERT

Jan. 13, 2015

BioFrontiers Institute's IQ Biology program wins National Science Foundation Grant The BioFrontiers Institute’s Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Certificate Ph.D. ( IQ Biology ) program recently was awarded a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. These funds will be spent over the... Read more »
Balaji Sridhar's company, Nanoly Bioscience, recently won a Tech Award. He works in Kristi Anseth's lab as a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering.

Nanoly wins 2014 Tech Award

Nov. 18, 2014

CU-Boulder startup wins Silicon Valley Tech Award for vaccine innovation that will save lives around the world Photo: Balaji Sridhar's company, Nanoly Bioscience, recently won a Tech Award. He works in Kristi Anseth's lab as a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering. Balaji Sridhar is a Chemical Engineering PhD candidate at... Read more »
BioFrontiers' Amy Palmer studies the effects that zinc has on a wide variety of cellular processes.

Amy Palmer wins NIH Pioneer Award

Oct. 9, 2014

Few people think of metals as being vital to our health. Although most people are aware of iron, zinc is just as important, and is involved in a much wider array of biological functions. Ten percent of the proteins used to build our cells, tissues and genes are predicted to... Read more »
Mary Allen is a postdoc in Robin Dowell's lab at the BioFrontiers Institute.

Sie Fellows focused on quality of life in Down syndrome

July 10, 2014

Mary Allen holds up a valentine sent to her from a childhood friend. It sits in her cubicle where she is hard at work tearing apart genomic data looking for patterns. This friend, who has Down syndrome, is part of the reason that Allen, a postdoctoral researcher in Robin Dowell’s... Read more »