Biosciences Initiative

  1. February 9, 2022

    MIDAS Challenge Grant funds study of single cells

    Research led by a team of scientists from across U-M makes the analysis of individual cells possible, unlocking potential advancements in biology research and a variety of other disciplines.

  2. October 19, 2021

    New $13.8M center will study infectious diseases, pandemics

    The U-M Biosciences Initiative is awarding $13.8 million over five years to the new Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats, to allow researchers to work across disciplines on infectious disease preparedness and response.

  3. July 15, 2021

    U-M Biosciences Initiative reviews progress, looks to the future

    In the four years since its launch, U-M’s Biosciences Initiative has established nine major research initiatives and taken other significant steps to propel the university to the forefront of the life sciences.

  4. June 17, 2021

    New Biosciences Initiative award recognizes mid-career excellence

    Three U-M scientists are the first recipients of a new annual award, funded by President Mark Schlissel’s Biosciences Initiative, to recognize exceptional mid-career faculty in the biosciences.

  5. March 16, 2020

    Biosciences Initiative offering final round of two funding sources

    U-M’s Biosciences Initiative has issued its third and final request for applications in two categories of funding that seek high-impact research projects from U-M faculty to solve biosciences problems.

  6. December 9, 2019

    Biosciences Initiative awards $20M for high-impact research

    Three-dimensional tissue transcriptomics, engineering programmable biomaterials, and advanced brain cancer research are the focus of the latest projects funded by U-M’s Biosciences Initiative.

  7. October 23, 2019

    Biosciences Initiative awards $5.1M to enhance research cores

    Scientific equipment used across the breadth of biology at U-M is getting a boost in the form of $5.1 million from the Biosciences Initiative Coordinating Committee to enhance four research core labs.

  8. July 3, 2019

    Biosciences Initiative announces funding through new Ideas Lab

    U-M’s Biosciences Initiative is launching Ideas Lab, a funding opportunity designed to help catalyze innovative ideas and encourage researchers in diverse fields to collaborate on novel solutions.

  9. March 25, 2019

    RNA Symposium dives into foundational RNA bioscience

    The Center for RNA Biomedicine’s fourth annual symposium on Friday will focus on foundational ribonucleic acid biosciences, from discovery to function. 

  10. February 14, 2019

    Michigan Research Cores database aids U-M science researchers

    U-M’s Biosciences Initiative and Medical School Office of Research have partnered to create a powerful, searchable database with information on research cores across campus.