Thursday, July 21, 2011

Research Track: Of worms, monkeys and research winners

You can’t win if you don’t play.
That’s not a direct quote from Regis Kelly, the head the University of California initiative QB3, but it might as well be. One of the issues with scoring outside funding for life sciences research, Kelly says, is just getting those potential financial backers to know what’s cooking at QB3’s three University of California campuses.
So, as I reported last week, QB3 and consulting firm Deloitte launched a competition that will spotlight some of that research. It also will land a researcher a $10,000 prize, but it could bring a lot of science to the attention of folks willing to fund it.
Minus the direct cash payout from me, that’s essentially the focus of our Research Track feature. I am compiling each week in one location — your friendly BiotechSF blog — medical research coming out of Bay Area institutions.
Use it, and perhaps you can win, too.

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