Alexander Ploss, an assistant professor of molecular biology at Princeton University, has been awarded an Innovation Grant from New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF), a not-for-profit corporation that supports health-related research and education programs in New Jersey.
Thursday, Feb 8, 2018
Lorestani and Ouzounov met in Zemer Gitai’s laboratory, while Lorestani was an M.D.-Ph.D. student in the Princeton-Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program and Ouzounov was a graduate student. The pair began discussing recent advances in synthetic biology, and how these techniques could be used to produce complex animal proteins in microbes, thereby reducing the use of animal products in the manufacture of a variety of consumer staples, from candies to cosmetics. Just two years later, Geltor, the biotech startup prepares to launch its first product onto the market.
Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018
Fishadelphia, a new community-based fishery program in Philadelphia initiated by Talia Young from Princeton's Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department, will launch its pilot program Friday, Feb. 9, to help provide city residents with access to fresh seafood from Jersey Shore fisheries.
Monday, Feb 5, 2018
What are the meanings of “sanctuary?” Why has sanctuary become a key term in current debates about immigration? Is there an ethics of hospitality? Does citizenship determine human rights? A small group of first-year students spent their first semester at Princeton last fall seeking answers to these questions as part of “Sanctuary,” the Dean Eva Gossman Seminar in Human Values.
Friday, Feb 2, 2018
Rising sea levels, intensifying hurricanes, and persistent droughts: We are witnessing the effects of climate change in our own lifetimes. But if the world temperature continues on its trajectory to rise a predicted 2 to 3 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the vast majority of the effects of climate change will be borne by future generations.One conundrum for policymakers has been deciding how to develop climate-change policies now for a population that is growing.
Friday, Feb 2, 2018
Princeton University and Biolabs have teamed up to open a business incubator for high-tech startups that require access to lab space. The 31,000-square-foot space in Princeton will offer a total of 68 lab benches, entrepreneurs will be able to expand across multiple benches or move into private spaces as their project scales in size. The center will offer events where entrepreneurs can speak to experts who can guide them through early business challenges such as filing for patents or handling intellectual property.
Monday, Jan 29, 2018
In the American West, the anticipated water supply from snowpack — the high-elevation reservoir of snow that melts in the spring and summer — determines what, when and where farmers plant, and it helps urban water managers plan for the coming year’s water needs. A team of NOAA and Princeton researchers can now predict annual snowmelt in the American West as early as March, some eight months before winter begins. Their findings have implications for agriculture, tourism, fire control and more.
Friday, Jan 26, 2018
Several Princeton University departments and programs and over 30 Princeton-area nonprofit organizations will investigate the theme of “Migrations” from February through May. Programming will include lectures, exhibitions, film screenings, author talks, performances and more. The “Migrations” community initiative website includes programming details and will be updated throughout the spring as events are added.
Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018
Just how quickly is the dark matter near Earth zipping around? The speed of dark matter has far-reaching consequences for modern astrophysical research, but this fundamental property has eluded researchers for years.
Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018
Six research-stage technologies with promise to benefit society as future products or services have been selected to receive funding through Princeton University’s Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund. The selected technologies range from ones aimed at treating human disease to ones that improve our access to information, cool buildings using less energy, and improve the safety and efficiency of transportation systems.