UCSD awarded $11 million grant


UC San Diego has been awarded an $11 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund the ongoing work of its Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, it was announced today.

Researchers at the center are looking at how physics can help scientists understand biological systems such as proteins, DNA, cells, genetic networks, organisms and diseases, according to UCSD.

The five-year award was made to a group of physicists, chemists and mathematicians at UCSD’s Division of Physical Sciences, in collaboration with a group at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences.

UCSD’s Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, established in 2002, is one of only nine National Science Foundation-designated Physics Frontier Centers, according to the university.