Hubert Yin is one of three BioFrontiers scientists who received state grants to enable commercialization.

BioFrontiers Faculty Receive BDEG Grants

June 7, 2012

BioFrontiers faculty receive commercialization grants from the State of Colorado Ten CU research projects were recently selected to receive grants through Colorado’s Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program (BDEG-Co). The State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade began the BDEG program in 2007, providing proof-of-concept grants to move...

After post-doctoral work at The Broad Institute, Dan Knights will join the computer science faculty at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Dan Knights Adventure Continues

May 23, 2012

IQ Biology graduate's adventure continues Dan Knights is a humble guy, with very little reason to be humble. A short list of his titles includes high school math teacher, computer scientist and the 2003 Rubik’s Cube World Champion. He has appeared on the Today Show, The Discovery Channel and as...


CU Team Wins VCIC

May 11, 2012

CU Team Wins Venture Capital Competition A student team from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business recently won the 15 th International Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) at the University of North Carolina, beating teams from second-place Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (Spain), and third-place Georgetown...


2012 Butcher Seed Grants Awarded

May 10, 2012

2012 Butcher Seed Grants Awarded Ten recipients of the 2012 Butcher Seed Grant Awards were recently notified of their winning proposals in interdisciplinary bioscience. These grants bring critical funding to many of Colorado’s top academic researchers wanting to expand their scientific discoveries, and build new collaborations that span disciplines and...

Biofrontiers scientist, Hubert Yin, is focused on making morphine more effective and less addictive.

Biofrontiers researcher rethinks morphine's effects

May 7, 2012

A University of Colorado Boulder-led research team has discovered that two protein receptors in the central nervous system team up to respond to morphine and cause unwanted neuroinflammation, a finding with implications for improving the efficacy of the widely used painkiller while decreasing its abuse potential. Scientists have known that...

The Dedication of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building

April 17, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Phillip P. DiStefano invites you to celebrate the dedication of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building The new home of the Biofrontiers Institute, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Division of Biochemistry Thursday, April 26, 2012 3 pm to 5 pm 3415...

IQ Biology grad student, Daniel McDonald recently returned from the Workshop on Genomics in the Czech Republic.

IQ Bio Blog: Workshop on Genomics

April 4, 2012

This past January, I had an amazing opportunity to be an instructor at the Workshop on Genomics , and the associated advanced topic sessions, in the Czech Republic. The workshop was hosted in Cesky Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site considered the best preserved medieval town in Europe. The workshop...


Undergrad selected for cancer award

March 8, 2012

Yin Lab Student Selected for Cancer Award Sara Coulup, a junior undergraduate majoring in biochemistry, has been selected by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) for a 2012-2013 Thomas J. Bardos Science Education Award for Undergraduate Students. This two-year award is intended to inspire young science students to enter...


Robin Dowell awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

March 8, 2012

Robin Dowell awarded Sloan Research Fellowship The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced the selection of their 2012 research fellowships. Biofrontiers faculty member and MCDB professor, Robin Dowell was one of 126 outstanding researchers from 51 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada who received the award. Given annually...

Computer Science Professor Liz Bradley (left), meets with Rhonda Hoenigman (center) and their collaborator, Assistant Professor in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Nichole Barger, to discuss an algorithm that determines where plants will grow efficiently.

Multi-discipline research makes a big impact

Feb. 1, 2012

Multi-discipline research makes a big impact Liz Bradley is a great professor because she loved being a student. The computer science professor graduated from MIT with three degrees, a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., in electrical engineering and computer science. And, while earning these degrees would be more than enough to...