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An ear of corn on a farm in North Carolina

Jan 2, 2020

Fusing Disciplines, Transforming Graduate Education

An interdisciplinary program prepares students to grapple with the growing role of genetic engineering and biotechnology in agriculture — and solve complex societal problems. 

Dead ash tree

Jan 18, 2019

Can Genetic Engineering Save Disappearing Forests?

Forests in the U.S. face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient? 

Aug 17, 2017

This Lab Went Paperless and Saved $30,000

The $105 lab manual once required for a popular NC State biotechnology course is now history. Learn why. 

Jan 26, 2017

Cooper Wins Churchill Scholarship

Senior Christopher Cooper, a chemical engineering and economics major at NC State, will spend the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Cambridge, earning a master's degree on a prestigious Churchill Scholarship. 

Nov 16, 2016

Business, Biotech Leader Rothblatt at Hunt Library

Martine Rothblatt, one of the nation’s most innovative business and biotechnology leaders and a leading voice on transgender rights, will speak at Hunt Library on Friday, Nov. 18, at 5:30 p.m. 

Sep 16, 2016

Mosquitoes, Zika and Biotech Regulation

Biotech policy expert Jennifer Kuzma argues that authorities are missing an opportunity to revise outdated rules related to modern innovations in biotechnology. 

Jun 8, 2016

Keeping Up With the Fast-Moving Science of Gene Drives

NC State's Jason Delborne, an expert in science and technology policy and public engagement, answers questions about the emerging science of gene drives. Delborne helped develop a National Academies report on gene drives and unveil it in Washington, D.C. 

Jun 19, 2014

Researchers Develop Genetic Control Mechanism for Major Livestock Pest

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique to control populations of the Australian sheep blowfly – a major livestock pest in Australia and New Zealand – by making female flies dependent upon a common antibiotic to survive. Dr. Max Scott, professor of entomology at NC State, and his research team genetically modified lines… 

Feb 7, 2014

Carbonell Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Dr. Ruben Carbonell, Frank Hawkins Kenan Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Carbonell is one of 67 new members and 11 foreign associates announced today. He is the 12th current NC State faculty member to be elected to the NAE, a private,… 

Jun 20, 2012

New Partnership to Advance Biomanufacturing Industry in U.S., Europe

To foster the continued success of the biomanufacturing industry, North Carolina State University has joined forces with a French university to provide biomanufacturing training, education and process services in the United States and Europe. The new organization, BTEC International, is the result of a partnership between NC State’s Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)… 

Jun 9, 2011

New Parallelization Technique Boosts Our Ability To Model Biological Systems

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for using multi-core chips more efficiently, significantly enhancing a computer’s ability to build computer models of biological systems. The technique improved the efficiency of algorithms used to build models of biological systems more than seven-fold, creating more realistic models that can account for uncertainty… 

Aug 25, 2010

Microneedle, Quantum Dot Study Opens Door To New Clinical Cancer Tools

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed extremely small microneedles that can be used to deliver medically-relevant nanoscale dyes called quantum dots into skin – an advance that opens the door to new techniques for diagnosing and treating a variety of medical conditions, including skin cancer. 

Jul 13, 2010

Klaenhammer Wins Metchnikoff Prize

Dr. Todd Klaenhammer is one of three winners of the 2010 Elie Metchnikoff Prize, given by the International Dairy Foundation and its partners to celebrate scientific discoveries. 

Jun 30, 2010

New Technique Improves Efficiency Of Biofuel Production

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a more efficient technique for producing biofuels from woody plants that significantly reduces the waste that results from conventional biofuel production techniques. The technique is a significant step toward creating a commercially viable new source of biofuels. 

Mar 22, 2010

Paper Describes Functional Nanomaterials For Medical, Health Devices

A team led by researchers from North Carolina State University has published a paper that describes the use of a technique called atomic layer deposition to incorporate “biological functionality” into complex nanomaterials, which could lead to a new generation of medical and environmental health applications. For example, the researchers show how the technology can be…