The NanoSystems Biology Cancer Center and the KNI

James Heath, Caltech

A key motivation for forming the KNI was to provide research infrastructure that could continue to support the Caltech tradition of cross-disciplinary science. The recently funded NanoSystems Biology Cancer Center (NSBCC) represents one of the first large efforts that is poised to take advantage of the KNI resources. The NSBCC is a joint effort, centered at Caltech, but with strong ties to the UCLA Geffen Medical School, the UCLA Jonnson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, WA. I will briefly discuss the problems that will be addressed by this Center, including some of the key technologies that are being developed for applications to fundamental cancer research and clinical oncology.

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