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Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) May 15, 2015
Researchers from Liberty University’s Department of Biology & Chemistry have released the university’s first draft genome sequence, mapping the DNA of a popular strain of E. coli bacteria in hopes of helping to find a cure for diseases caused by the strain.
Though the Citrobacter rodentium (C. rodentium) strain DBS100 has been studied extensively, it had not previously been sequenced. The work will not only help Liberty’s research but also that of other prominent researchers for years to come.
“Publishing a draft genome will certainly raise the profile of Liberty University in regards to the kind of research we are doing,” said Dr. David DeWitt, chair of the Department of Biology & Chemistry. “A study like this really highlights the research involvement students can have with our faculty members.”
The genome sequencing was conducted by Dr. Andrew Fabich, associate professor of microbiology, and Abigail Lenz (’14), a biomedical science graduate assistant currently seeking her Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, and in collaboration with Dr. Jeffery Tomkins, an adjunct Liberty professor.
The gene sequence, which is represented as a series of letters (A, for the nucleotide adenine; G, for guanine; T, for thymine; and C, for cytosine), is 5,385,810 characters long — over 800 pages when printed front and back in eight-point text.
Liberty purchased a DNA sequencer in 2013, adding to a growing arsenal of top-notch research equipment, which will be housed in the new Science Hall. Fabich said that sequencing genomes is quite common among leading scientific research institutions, so it is significant that Liberty invested in technology that will allow students to participate in top-quality research projects.
“We are doing cutting-edge research (that is) published in secular, scientific journals,” Fabich said. “Our students get hands-on training using the latest, greatest technology that is the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment you find at major institutions.”
He added that the particular strain that Liberty sequenced as its first genome is significant because it is one of the most popular strains of Escherichia coli (E. coli) used in research. Fabich and many of his students, like Lenz, have been researching the strain because it is a model for enterohemorrhagic E. coli(EHEC), the leading cause of infectious kidney failure worldwide. C. rodentium is used in mice to mimic the effects EHEC produces in humans. Part of Lenz’s research involves genetic manipulations of the bacteria to help determine exactly how it infects the gastrointestinal tract.
Fabich’s research students have garnered awards and recognition for their work, including at the Virginia Academy of Science and the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, and the American Society for Microbiology’s annual meeting.
The goal of this research is to help determine what triggers the change from good E. coli bacteria (helpful microbes are abundant in the human body) to infectious ones and ultimately lead to a cure for diseases caused by EHEC. Fabich is collaborating with Dr. Anthony Bauer, an associate professor in the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, on a grant proposal to develop a cure for EHEC.
Lenz, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Liberty in biochemistry and molecular biology with a minor in mathematics, did much of the research for the genome sequence and was the first author for the article, demonstrating Liberty’s commitment to training students to excel in their chosen field.
“I felt like she had a sense of ownership and that’s given her that sense of independence that you expect out of graduate students,” Fabich said.
Lenz said the research required long nights in the lab, enduring many failures to obtain desired results, but she is grateful for the opportunity.
“God’s guidance, timing, and wisdom are evident in every part of my research,” Lenz said. “God provided a sequencer shortly after I began my research, which has opened many doors for me. The people that I have worked with in lab (both professors and other researchers) have provided me with continual encouragement. I feel a great sense of purpose when working in the lab, knowing that I am gaining a deeper knowledge of the beautiful intricacy of God’s creation and working toward a better world for those suffering from EHEC infection.”
The draft genome is available in an online public database.
About Liberty University
Liberty University, founded in 1971, is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains on more than 7,000 acres in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty offers more than 450 unique programs of study from the associate to the doctoral level. More than 200 programs are offered online. Liberty’s mission is to train Champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world.
Seventh Round of QED Proof-of-Concept Program Launches with Expansion to Penn States University Park Campus
Philadephia, PA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014
As the University City Science Center’s QED proof-of-concept program launches its seventh round, one of its newest academic partners, The Pennsylvania State University, has expanded its involvement from the Medical College at Hershey to include its main campus at University Park. University Park hosts hundreds of life science researchers in colleges including the Eberly College of Science, the College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development, along with inter-disciplinary centers, including the Huck Life Sciences Institutes. An RFP seeking proposals to QED for technologies ripe for commercialization was issued by the Science Center to 21 participating institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware on May 12, 2014.
QED, the first multi-institutional proof-of-concept program for the life sciences and health IT, brings together academic invention, market insight, and commercial guidance as researchers are paired with Business Advisors to perform technical proof-of-concept validation for life science, healthcare and health IT technologies with high commercial potential.
“Penn State Main Campus’ participation in QED signals growing interest in cross-disciplinary collaborations in technology commercialization across Pennsylvania,” says Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA. “Innovative minds and the discoveries they will make contribute to our region’s future as a technology hub and innovation center.”
“Faculty in the College of Medicine participated in last year’s QED Program with some success. Four teams were selected as finalists in the competition, one of which garnered an award. We are hoping for the same level of enthusiasm from Penn State bioscience faculty located at University Park,” says Neil Sharkey, Penn State’s Interim Vice President for Research.
Over the next seven months, QED will offer advisory support and the chance for direct project funding to researchers from the participating institutions as they position their technologies for product development and private investment. After the QED Selection Team makes an initial cut, approximately 10 researchers will be paired with Business Advisors and work to develop business plans to commercialize their technologies. Ultimately four projects will be selected to receive up to $ 200,000 each.
To date, five projects funded by the QED Program have been licensed and gone on to raise additional funds. Two examples include the “U1 Adaptor” gene silencing technology developed by Dr. Samuel Gunderson, which was funded by QED in 2010 and licensed to Silagene (a Rutgers spinout) and sublicensed to Jiangsu Sinoyoung Bio-Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd, located outside Shanghai, China. Gunderson is a professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. A portable, low-cost, radiation-free breast cancer detector invented by Drexel University’s Professor Wan Y. Shih was funded by QED in 2009 and licensed to a growth-stage company in Philadelphia, UE LifeSciences. In order to ensure QED’s financial sustainability, all institutions participating in the program have agreed to contribute back a portion of their royalties or other licensing revenues from technologies that were supported by the program.
QED continues to attract additional funding based on its track record of successful commercialization outcomes. This year, the program received a $ 300,000 award for the Pennsylvania Department of Health to help fund Pennsylvania- based awardees.
About the Science Center
The University City Science Center is a dynamic hub for innovation, and entrepreneurship and technology development in the Greater Philadelphia region. It provides business incubation, programming, lab and office facilities, and support services for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and growing and established companies. The Science Center was the first, and remains the largest, urban research park in the United States. Since it was founded in 1963, graduate organizations and current residents of the University City Science Center’s Port business incubators have created more than 15,000 jobs that remain in the Greater Philadelphia region today and contribute more than $ 9 billion to the regional economy annually. For more information about the Science Center, go to http://www.sciencecenter.org.
About the QED Program
The QED Program was launched in April 2009. 21 universities and research institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware participate under a common agreement that defines matching funds and intellectual property management. The program has awarded funding to a total of 20 projects since its launch. Among the 16 completed projects, six have resulted in technology options or licenses, leveraging more than $ 11 million in outside investment to date. QED has received support from the US Economic Development Administration, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development and Department of Health, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), the William Penn Foundation, and Wexford Science & Technology, A BioMed Realty Company. For more information about the QED Program, go to http://www.sciencecenter.org/programs/qed.
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Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) January 13, 2015
Four teams of PhD students at the University of North Carolina have been selected to compete in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Neuro Startup Challenge.
In the global challenge, teams of students and entrepreneurs compete to commercialize 16 NIH-conceived inventions involving therapeutics, diagnostics, prognostics and medical devices for a range of brain diseases. It was developed by the Heritage Provider Network (HPN) with the NIH and Center for Advancing Innovation.
The UNC teams were formed as part of the course “Introduction to Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship,” a prerequisite for the Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship at UNC. Students developed a technology evaluation for a neuroscience-related technology selected by the Neuro Startup Challenge.
They are competing with more than 500 participants from around the globe in the three-phase challenge.
The next phase requires teams to develop elevator speeches, executive summaries outlining potential commercial products and company visions. The products are posted online for public votes at https://app2.pitchburner.com/s1/showcase/neuro.
“In this challenge, students will gain real-world exposure to inventions with promising commercial potential and think about how to move those inventions into the marketplace,” said Don Rose, adjunct professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and director of Carolina KickStart. “They can apply the strategies developed through the challenge and the certificate program to technologies being developed at Carolina and help translate important research into viable products that have an impact on society.”
The UNC Graduate Certificate in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship used the challenge to introduce students to the entrepreneurial aspects of translational sciences. The PhD and post-doctoral candidates are studying biomedical engineering, pharmacy, genetics, chemistry, biology, biochemistry and biophysics, and microbiology and immunology.
The certificate program expands their training and education in technology commercialization. It focuses on how cutting-edge innovations are brought to the marketplace, with an emphasis on the startup company as the primary vehicle for commercialization.
“The exposure and training provided by experts from Carolina KickStart and the Kenan Institute, while we pursue the Graduate Certificate are extremely valuable,” said Keriayn Smith, a post-doctoral research associate in genetics. “This Neuro Startup Challenge is an excellent real-world opportunity for us as entrepreneurially minded trainees to contribute to the development of a therapy for a targeted neurological disorder.”
The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Carolina KickStart and Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UNC Kenan-Flagler developed the certificate program.
About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world’s best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business (BSBA), full-time MBA, Executive MBA Programs (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.
SUCCESS Program Offers $40,000 scholarships to high school seniors interested in STEM majors at the University of New England
Biddeford, ME (PRWEB) December 09, 2014
The University of New England has good news for Maine high school seniors planning to major in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines – Students with demonstrated financial need are eligible for a four- year scholarship totaling up to $ 40,000 thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The Maine Mathematics and Science Scholars for School and University Collaboration Centered on Educating STEM Students (SUCCESS) program provides as many as 12 students up to $ 10,000 per year. This scholarship supplements any other scholarship or financial aid provided by the University. The deadline for applications for the class of 2019 is February 1, 2015. First-generation students and those from under-represented groups interested in STEM fields are also encouraged to apply.
Being chosen as a SUCCESS scholar carries benefits beyond tuition assistance. The program funds participation in UNE’s summer Trailblazers program, in which the students spend a week together on Cow Island—an opportunity that provides the students with an intense bonding experience, which eases the transition to college social life.
The first group of Maine SUCCESS recipients are already benefitting from the program. Biochemistry major Briana Goud, remarked, “I would not be where I am today without the people I have met within our group. Taking a trip together, such as the one to Cow Island, is one of the best ways to bring this program together.”
In addition, SUCCESS students complete a week-long academic “boot camp” just before the start of the fall term. The purpose of the boot camp is to introduce the students to some of their upcoming courses, and to acclimate them to the challenges of college coursework. It also includes a significant social component.
Student mentors play a crucial role in the program, tutoring SUCCESS scholars once they land on campus. Scholarship recipient and Marine Science major Liam Kramer-White stated, “Having access to the STEM tutors has definitely helped to support my success at UNE thus far. The tutors are very helpful in all areas of study, and are very sympathetic to each individual’s needs as a student. They genuinely care about your success and don’t mind giving up their own time to help.”
For more information about the SUCCESS scholarship, contact the UNE Financial Aid Office at 207-602-2342 or visit the website.
The University of New England (UNE) is an innovative health sciences university grounded in the liberal arts. It has two distinctive coastal Maine campuses and a campus in Tangier, Morocco. With internationally recognized scholars in the sciences, health, medicine and the humanities, UNE offers more than 40 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, and is home to Maine’s only medical and dental schools. It is one of a select group of private universities with a comprehensive health education mission that includes medicine, pharmacy, dental medicine, nursing and an array of allied health professions. Visit http://www.une.edu.
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