Research here could speedup clinical trials around Type 1 diabetes

Dec. 6, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed virtual clinical trials for an artificial pancreas that could significantly improve treatments for those with Type 1 diabetes by tailoring medical devices and speeding up trials. The work was done through a four-year, $600,000 award from the National Science Foundation and was headed at...

Shapeshifter material

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself using heat, light

Aug. 24, 2018

A new material developed by CU Boulder engineers can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli, allowing a literal square peg to morph and fit into a round hole before fully reverting to its original form. The controllable shape-shifting material, described today in the journal Science Advances...

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The Founders of Biomaterials

April 10, 2017

The Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting has been a regular stop during my Ph.D. career. From my first attendance at the 2014 conference in Denver to my most recent experience this year in Minnesota; it has become a very familiar place to me. I still remember the first time I...

More than 2,700 attendees from around the world participated in the 2015 iGEM competition.

CU Competes in International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition

Oct. 13, 2016

The International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, or iGEM, is an annual synthetic biology competition that pits teams from schools from all over the world against each other with the goal of winning one of many possible awards. CU Boulder has been a participant for the last couple years, 2015 being...

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...


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...

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...

Huntley, Dowell and Driscoll work in the Sequencing Facility (Photo: Casey Cass)

BioFrontiers partners with Avery Brewing

Jan. 31, 2014

BioFrontiers partners with world’s oldest biotech industry: Breweries In the basement of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building on CU-Boulder’s East Campus sits a machine that can sequence roughly 6 billion DNA segments in about a week. By comparison, human DNA consists of roughly 3 billion bases, and it took...


CU Boulder to go to iGEM

Oct. 17, 2013

CU-Boulder Student Team Wows Judges at Premiere Biology Competition When this year’s iGEM team at the University of Colorado Boulder began meeting early this year, they wanted to take what they knew about biology, and use it to build something entirely new. iGEM, or International Genetically Engineered Machine , is...


CIMB scientist's experiment on last space shuttle flight

July 8, 2011

CIMB faculty member, Virginia Ferguson, is stowing away a few special subjects on the last flight of the space shuttle program. Space Shuttle Atlantis is slated to launch on July 8 with Ferguson's "astromice," who may lead her toward a new treatment for bone loss. The study, a collaboration between...