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BioFrontiers is looking for new interdisciplinary faculty members

Through a partnership between the BioFrontiers Institute and the College of Engineering's Department of Computer Science, we are recruiting multiple faculty members at the assistant, associate and full professor ranks for tenure track positions in computational biology. Read more

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BioFrontiers hosting public lecture to honor former CDC director

On October 18, the BioFrontiers Institute will honor Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., with the 2016 Charlie Butcher Award. An accomplished physician and researcher, Dr. Gerberding was the first woman to be appointed Director of the Centers for Disease Control. The Charlie Butcher Award is given yearly to recognize leading scientists from around the world who have made significant contributions to bioscience and biotechnology. As part of the award, the BioFrontiers Institute is hosting a free public lecture. Nobel laureate Dr. Thomas Cech will introduce the lecture. Read more
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A deep look inside the live cells reveals a key cancer process

Telomerase, a powerful enzyme found at the ends of chromosomes, can keep humans healthy, or promote cancer growth. Researchers at the University of Colorado in Boulder used a process called single-molecule imaging to look into the complicated processes that this enzyme uses to attach itself to the ends of chromosomes. This new understanding could help researchers develop better diagnostics and drugs for treating cancer and other diseases. Read more