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September 02, 2011

Further Resources for Synthetic Biology Research

An update on the growing field of synthetic biology and a roundup of training opportunities and other resources.

October 17, 2008

Special Feature: Opportunities in Synthetic Biology

The field is still in its infancy, but synthetic biology is evolving fast and gaining support.

October 17, 2008

Getting Ready for Synthetic Biology

The field is still in its infancy, but synthetic biology is evolving fast and gaining increasing support.

March 03, 2006

From Molecular to Systems Biology

"Cases very soon demonstrated a great capacity for working with software and developing systems, a capacity that is unfortunately quite exceptional in experimental biologists." --Systems biologist Alfonso Valencia.

October 17, 2008

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Life

A microbiologist, a mechanical engineer, and a chemist tell Science Careers how they ended up in synthetic biology.

March 10, 2006

New Research and Job Opportunities in Southern Europe

"I would encourage [young people] to send us [their] CV; if we know you are interested, we can always keep it on file and bear it in mind for positions when they are coming up," says Edward Mitchell, manager of the new Carl-Ivar Brändén Building in France.

November 07, 2013

Luca Cardelli: Bridging Industry and Academia

A Microsoft Research scientist explains how his career came to bridge computer science and biology and, now, industry and academia.

February 06, 2004

Biologist Seeks Understanding Mathematician

"People who have mathematical, computational, and statistical skills, [and] establish a collaboration and work on real biological problems, have the chance of doing some very, very significant things for human welfare." --Jaroslav Stark

December 23, 2005

Career Diversity in Evolutionary Genetics

"This way we cross barriers--something [that is] very difficult-- and the students benefit from a different way of doing science, from a broader perspective," says group leader Moya.

September 17, 2010

Expanding the Genetic Code

Trained as a chemist, Jason Chin is rewriting central dogmas of biology by coaxing cells to make proteins containing novel amino acids.

April 03, 2009

A Quiet Scientist Returns to His Roots.

Tiago Fleming Outeiro visited several countries and applied research environments before returning home to Portugal and fundamental biology.

April 12, 2002

Physiology Is Back in Fashion

There is a cry for more integration and for people with very diverse training.

August 13, 2010

Improving Science through Animal Welfare

First trained as a biology and geology teacher, Portuguese researcher Nuno Henrique Franco looks to improve science by improving animal welfare.

June 13, 2008

An Adventurous Physicist

Chave learned the ecology, molecular biology, and chemistry he needed by talking to colleagues, going to seminars, and reading papers.

November 23, 2007

A Family, a Laboratory, and an EMBO Award

Sandrine Etienne-Manneville "knew exactly what she was doing, where the project was going, and what needed to be done," says former postdoc supervisor Alan Hall.

July 17, 2009

A Career Revisiting Classical Biological Problems

Nenad Ban made a name for himself by finally cracking the crystal structures of complex macromolecules.

September 02, 2011

A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology

Justin Siegel rationally engineered unnatural enzymes partly thanks to technology his dad helped develop.

July 12, 2002

Moving Between Disciplines: Snakes or Ladders?

"There is lots of funding going into interdisciplinary research, so let us know what you want," says Sadhana Sharma of BBSRC.

February 02, 2007

New EMBO Installation Grants

"I felt that it was time to return, now that Portugal was changing and giving us much better conditions, [and] that we should contribute to the development of the country," says Bruno Silva-Santos.

January 03, 2003

New Oxford Centre to Broaden Young Scientists Minds

"Here, you are in the position to undertake a project you understand, and you have the tools to make immediate progress. ..." --David Gavaghan