Future of Biophysics Symposium
Sep 1, 2019
One of the speakers of the Future of Biophysics Symposium, Kate White, PhD, University of Southern California, talks to Biophysical Society TV about her work mapping the pancreatic beta cell – the regulation of insulin - and how her research could eventually be used to impact the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes. You can watch the full video here.
The Bridge Institute at the University of Southern California
Mar 1, 2019
The Bridge Institute at the University of Southern California is a collection of artists, engineers, scientists and physicians bridging the molecules of life to improve the human condition. The Bridge Institute strives to Develop a dynamic model of the human body using computational and structural biologists, as well as artists, filmmakers, and many others, to solve the molecular structures of proteins. The values of the Bridge Institute are Teamwork, Imagination, Innovation, Learning, Teaching, and Convergence. You can watch the full video here.
USC Students Direct and Produce Film Featuring the PBC Consortium
Nov 14, 2018
The PBC Consortium is the subject of a documentary, THE PANCREATIC BETA CELL PROJECT: THE ULTIMATE MODELING PROBLEM, which was filmed and produced as part of this past summer’s Bridge UnderGraduate Science (BUGS) projects.
PBC Consortium Retreat on Catalina Island
Nov 1, 2018
In early November, 46 members of the PBC Consortium- many from across the globe and acknowledged experts in their fields- attended their first retreat on Catalina Island. In a series of cooperative panel discussions over a two day period, the researchers challenged the presumptions and plans for their vision on whole-cell modeling, establishing a timeline, identifying their current challenges, exploiting new opportunities and realizing the potential for what the future holds for them.
PBC whole-cell modeling perspective published in Cell
Mar 22, 2018
Opportunities and Challenges in Building a Spatiotemporal Multi-scale Model of the Human Pancreatic β Cell was published in Cell by Jitin Singla, Kyle M. McClary, Kate L.White, Frank Alber, Andrej Sali, and Raymond C.Stevens. You can read more here.
Fantastic voyage: going inside the cell to solve diabetes
Mar 22, 2018
Scientists launch global effort to find the next diabetes drug and issue a call to scientists around the world to help them create the first comprehensive model of a cell that is central to diabetes, the pancreatic beta cell.