Sunday, September 06, 2009

University of Colorado to break ground on new biotech building that will house the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology

"Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, University of Colorado President Bruce Benson, Nobel Laureate and CU Distinguished Professor Tom Cech (pictured here), CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano and members from the entire CU-Boulder community will gather Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 4:15 p.m. on the CU-Boulder East Campus to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building. . .

'This building will solidify the University of Colorado's position as a world leader in biotechnology and biochemistry,' said CU President Bruce D. Benson. 'It will provide leading-edge facilities to help foster collaboration among our faculty researchers and students from Boulder, Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus. It will draw on the talents of scientists and engineers from several disciplines and create an incubator where innovation and discovery thrive.'

For the first time since its formation, the Colorado Initiative in Molecular Biotechnology's research team, a "dream team" of scientists and engineers spanning eight CU departments, will be housed in one location. The team received a boost this year when Cech, 1989 winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry, rejoined CU's faculty in spring 2009 to head up the initiative."

Upcoming opportunity to hear Dr. Tom Cech: Dr. Cech will be delivering the keynote address at the Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor Conference, Sept. 17 at the Ritz-Carton, Denver. Link to register:

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