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At the Center for Bioengineering we aim to catalyze advances in biology by:

  1. Engineering biochemical events in living cells
  2. Synthesizing designer molecules
  3. Studying cellular heterogeneity and signal transduction in single cells
  4. Configuring quantitative analytical tools

news highlights

September 2013 Institute researchers co-author a paper showing how the level of an enzyme in single cells can be used as a predictive tool for cellular fates
(Appl. Environ. Microbiol. doi:10.1128 / AEM.01749-13).

March 2013 Institute researchers co-author a paper that reveals that protein modifications can quantitatively tune the output of a signaling pathway (PLoSOne. 2013;8(3):e56544. doi: 10.1371 / journal.pone.0056544. Epub2013 Mar 12. Erratum in: PLoSOne. 2013;8(6)).

January 2013 Institute researchers co-author a paper on multiplex protein detection using mass spectrometry and a DNA readout
(N Biotechnol. 2013 Jan 25;30(2):153-8. doi: 10.1016 / j.nbt.2012.11.003. Epub2012 Nov 28).

February 2012 Institute researchers co-author a paper on the impact of negative feedback in transcription factor regulation (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA doi:10.1073 / pnas.1116360109).

December 2011 Institute researchers co-author a paper on the impact of changing protein abundances in an archetypical signaling system (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. Dec 13;108(50):20265-70).

November 2011 PI Burbulis presents at NIH Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies meeting in Washington DC

October 2011 Official Opening Ceremony for the VTT/MSI Center for Bioengineering October 25th. Invitation. [Press Release]

August 2011 Institute Director attends the q-bio Conference on Cellular Information Processing.

July 2010 Institute researchers publish a paper on reagents for investigating MAPK signaling in model yeast species (Yeast 27(7):423-30).

August 2009 Institute awarded NCI grant entitled "PCR for carbohydrate cancer markers" (PI-I. Burbulis).



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