Applications are now being accepted for the Illumina Accelerator Program, a business accelerator focused on advancing innovation for the genomics industry. The inaugural session begins August 1. Invited participants will receive technology and business guidance, financial support, instrument access, and accelerator lab space. Go here for the application form, due May 16, and FAQs.
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Lab researchers are invited to submit proposals for Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) funding, estimated at about $23 million for the FY2015 cycle. LDRD is one of the Lab’s principal means to seed innovative science and new research directions. Multi-investigator and multi-divisional initiatives are particularly encouraged. Of special significance are cross-disciplinary proposals in the areas of Extreme Data for Science, ALS-II Science and Technology, and Microbes to Biomes. Deadline for submission is March 3. More>
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) announced that four research grants have been awarded to launch the group’s new research initiative, the HDSA Huntington’s Disease Human Biology Project. Life Sciences Division’s Helen Budworth was selected to receive one of these first-ever fellowship awards for her project “Metabolomic and Gene Expression Analysis of Fatty Acid Metabolism Biomarkers of Huntington’s Disease.” More information about the awards and a complete summary of the research projects, including Budworth’s, can be found here.
A delegation from the German Research Foundation (DFG) will hold a workshop for researchers interested in establishing international collaborations with German universities and research institutions on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 330 Blum Hall (UC Berkeley campus). The event includes a luncheon for post-doctoral researchers. The workshop will cover how different DFG programs are structured, what the proposal and evaluation procedures look like, and how to make the most of potential research collaborations. Go here to register for the event and to sign up for individual consultations. Postdocs can go here to sign up for the luncheon.
Christer Jansson of the Earth Sciences Division has won a $3.5 million ARPA-E Award aimed at enabling low-cost, energy-efficient fuel production from natural gas. Jansson’s goal is to design a novel and unique enzyme, a PEP methylase, by engineering an existing enzyme to accept methane instead of carbon dioxide. This methylation process will be employed with metabolic pathway engineering to convert methane to liquid transportation fuel. The research team also includes John Tainer and Steve Yannone of the Life Sciences Division, Romy Chakraborty of the Earth Sciences Division, and industrial partners. Jansson is one of 15 awardees in a category called REMOTE, recently announced by the DOE’s ARPA-E initiative. More>
UC Berkeley Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances is hosting a free National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR funding workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 6 to 7:30 pm at Skydeck (2150 Shattuck Ave., Penthouse). Errol Arkilic, former NSF SBIR program manager and founding I-Corps program director, will give pointers on preparing SBIR proposals that resonate with reviewers along with tips for increasing chances for program success. Lab researchers and other UC Berkeley affiliates and community members are welcome to attend. Space is limited so early registration is recommended. More>
Does your research relate to energy and do you want a chance to win part of a $10,000 research poster prize? The 2013 BERC Innovation Expo is accepting submissions for this year’s poster session, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 9:30pm at the UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium Field House. The BERC Innovation Expo showcases Berkeley’s latest energy and resources breakthroughs in the fields of science, engineering, policy, and economics. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP & submit an abstract with your name, project title, 150-word abstract, list of project keywords, and a 140-character “twitter abstract” by Sept 27.
Deputy Director Horst Simon has announced the launch of the Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants for 2014. Providing funding of up to $100,000, the program aims to advance the commercialization of Lab inventions to achieve licensing. Proposals must focus on developing Lab inventions and be submitted by career, faculty, or career track scientists or engineers. All projects must address barriers to commercialization such as a prototype, demonstration, or competitive performance. A series of brown bag information sessions will be held at locations around the Lab. Call Shanshan Li (x5366) in the Tech Transfer Dept. for more information. Pictured is the concept of endothelial function and blood pressure cuff, which was funded in 2013.
The Fundacion Repsol Entrepreneurs Fund is open for call for proposals from international entrepreneurs and researchers who have established or plan to start a business commercializing innovative technologies for energy efficiency, energy storage, and new materials as well as processes for energy applications, management of energy distribution, and bioenergy production and conversion. The CFP will close on November 15, 2013. Past funded proposals ranged from $100,000 to $300,000 for up to two years. For more information about the fund and the CFP, please contact Shanshan Li at email@example.com. Submit your proposal here.
If you’re a scientist still in the early stages of your career, what does it take to move your research to the next level? How about a DOE Early Career Research award? Now in its fifth year, Berkeley Lab has repeatedly been fielding winners who receive generous support for their early career research. Application time is here again so learn from past winners who offer some insight into the application and advantages of winning. More>