Wednesday, January 13, 2010

IBB Recognized in National Academies Report/Video

Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) Recognized in National Academies

Following the release of a report entitled, “A New Biology for the 21st Century,” by the National Academies on the future of biological science, three of the study's authors discuss the key findings on video. This report identified how biology can help meet challenges like feeding a growing population, providing adequate health care, generating energy to meet increasing demands, and coping with global climate change.

In this video, Dr. Phillip Sharp (IBB Distinguished Lecturer in 2009), Dr. Anthony Janetos, and Dr. Keith Yamamoto explain the study's goals and conclusions.

On page 64 of the report, IBB was cited as one of two examples in the country that has successfully recognized the “limitation of traditional departmental structures for establishing the New Biology, and have responded not by eliminating departmental structures, but rather by supplementing or overlaying them with interdisciplinary programs and institutes that have both research and educational objectives.”

View the video here:

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