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Biophotonics Across Energy, Space and Time (BEST)

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)
Graduate Students (PhD)

This Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) award initiates a novel model for interdisciplinary graduate training in biophotonics across the biomedical sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. Biophotonics technologies provide powerful capabilities to probe and manipulate biological components and processes. Their utilization in the life sciences and medicine represents an estimated annual economic impact of $50 billion.

This program aims to produce the next generation of biophotonics leaders to make transformative advances in the development and application of new tools for biological and medical discovery and maintain global U.S. leadership in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, Irvine (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computational Sciences
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology
Optics & Photonics
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Life Sciences and Medicine

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 8/15/2018
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