QB3 research takes place in many individual faculty labs as well as in associated centers and institutes. Below are a few of QB3’s research centers.
Center for Computational Biology (CCB)
Part of QB3-Berkeley, CCB supports interdisciplinary research on the broad array of subjects that cover the interface between computation and biology, and fosters graduate and undergraduate education in the field. CCB research focuses on the computational interpretation of variation in the human genome.
Center for RNA Systems Biology
Established in 2012 and supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Center for RNA Systems Biology (CRSB) uses systems biology to establish a fundamental basis for understanding and predicting the control of mRNA fate due to RNA structure embedded in pre-mRNA and mRNA sequences.
Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI)
With several university partners and funding from BP, EBI is a research and development organization that harnesses advanced knowledge in biology, the physical sciences, engineering, and environmental and social sciences to devise viable solutions to global energy challenges and reduce the impact of fossil fuels to global warming.
Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC)
Funded by NSF, SynBERC brings several academic partners together to develop the foundational understanding and technologies to build biological components and assemble them into integrated systems to accomplish many particular tasks; to train a new cadre of engineers who will specialize in synthetic biology; and to educate the public about the benefits and potential risks of synthetic biology.
Synthetic Biology Institute (SBI)
SBI is working to make the engineering of new complex function in cells vastly more efficient, reliable, predictable, and safe. Its
breakthroughs will speed the development of biologically engineered solutions to pressing global problems related to health, materials, energy, environment, and security.