Bioengineered Marine Algae Expands Environments Where Biofuels Can Be Produced

Biologists at UC San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that marine algae can be just as capable as fresh water algae in producing biofuels.
The scientists genetically engineered marine algae to produce five different kinds of industrially important enzymes and say the same process they used could be employed to enhance the yield of petroleum-like compounds from these salt water algae.

November 26, 2012Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

Cultural Heritage Center at UC San Diego Reports Progress in 2012

The number of Ph.D. students participating in the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) has risen in the past year from six to 19, thanks to support from private donors and from the National Science Foundation through the ramp-up of its Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant to the UC San Diego center’s for engineering in cultural heritage diagnostics.

November 26, 2012General, International Affairs, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

World AIDS Day Recognized with Week of Events Nov 26-30 at UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego’s recognition of World AIDS Day will be expanded into a full week from Nov. 26 to Nov. 30 to focus attention on and raise awareness of the impact that HIV/AIDS has had in the San Diego community.

November 26, 2012Events, General, Students, Students, Events

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