Navigation Links
MIT student inventor honored for transformative work in genomics and linguistics
Date:3/3/2010

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 3, 2010) A scientific "Renaissance man" whose work spans the fields of mathematics, linguistics, biotechnology and polymer physics, Erez Lieberman-Aiden, graduate student at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, has been named the winner of the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize. Lieberman-Aiden, one of four 2010 $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Collegiate Student Prize winners announced today, was selected for the breadth and depth of his innovations.

"This year's winners from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign shine light on the significance of collegiate invention. They have the ability to transform seemingly implausible ideas into reality and are the true entrepreneurial leaders of their generation," states Joshua Schuler, executive director of the Lemelson-MIT Program. "The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winner, Erez Lieberman-Aiden, demonstrates how persistence, creativity and focus can lead to enormous strides in innovation."

Mapping the Human Genome in 3-D

Lieberman-Aiden's most recent invention is the "Hi-C" method for three-dimensional genome sequencing. It has been hailed as a revolutionary technology that will enable an entirely new understanding of cell state, genetic regulation and disease. Developed together with postdoctoral student Nynke van Berkum of UMass Medical School, and their advisors Eric Lander and Job Dekker, Hi-C makes it possible to create global, three-dimensional portraits of whole genomes as they fold. Three dimensional genome sequencing is a major advance in solving the mystery of how the human genome which is two meters and three billion chemical letters long fits into the tiny nucleus of a cell.

Applied to the human genome, the technology enabled Lieberman-Aiden, van Berkum and their team to make two significant di
'/>"/>

Contact: Julie Staadecker
jstaadecker@coneinc.com
617-939-8427
Lemelson-MIT Program
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Oregon State trains graduate students to be better TAs
2. Biophysical Society announces winners of 2010 Student Travel Awards
3. Students learn environmental stewardship, improve science scores
4. UT Southwestern receives $700,000 from HHMI to promote medical education of Ph.D. students
5. Stevens team wins First Place in ISPE Student Poster Competition
6. Ph.D. student in K-State plant pathology selected for international fellowship
7. K-State receives more than $780,000 to fund graduate students studying ecology, evolution, genomics
8. Research with wood ducks earns graduate student 2 national awards
9. EPA awards competitive grants for students to design sustainable technologies that help environment and economy
10. Help students think like soil scientists
11. Siebel Foundation awards top UC San Diego bioengineering graduate students
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
MIT student inventor honored for transformative work in genomics and linguistics
(Date:4/24/2014)... a red light or a stop sign? Or have ... passed by but totally missed seeing? , "When we ... only be aware of so much of what we ... the University of Illinois. "For example, when you,re driving, ... , But say there,s an unexpected event: an emergency ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... COLUMBIA, Mo. When bacteria attack plants, they ... cells to weaken and suppress natural defenses. However, ... the plant cells as a potential host. Now, ... and replicated the process that allows the bacteriaknown ... discovery could lead to natural anti-infective treatments that ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... a scientist at Western University and the Lawson Health ... metastasizes to the lung. , Breast cancer is the ... of cancer-related deaths among women in North America. ... high success rate, but once the disease spreads beyond ... lung is one of the most common and deadly ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Controlling brain waves to improve vision 2Controlling brain waves to improve vision 3Plants send out signals attracting harmful bacteria, MU study finds 2New study helps to explain why breast cancer often spreads to the lung 2
... (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) Smokers who don,t quit before ... neck cancers fair significantly worse than those who do, ... Allen Chen, an assistant professor in the Department ... found that head- and neck-cancer patients who continue to ...
... This press release is available in French . ... most deadly parasitic diseases in the world. It affects more than ... it kills 50 000 people each year. A reliable and rapid ... now, this has been next to impossible. Dr. Momar Ndao and ...
... America needs more vitamin D. It,s one more reason to ... at the Experimental Biology conference in Anaheim, California. Milk is ... supplying nearly half of all of the much-needed vitamin D. ... what more than 16,000 Americans ages two and older eat, ...
Cached Biology News:Smoking during radiation therapy for head and neck cancers linked to poorer outcomes 2Smoking during radiation therapy for head and neck cancers linked to poorer outcomes 3Major breakthrough in the diagnosis of parasitic diseases 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 ­ RedBrick Health , a fast-growing leader ... announces that EmblemHealth , the New ... now providing the RedBrick Compass health assessment, combined with ... of its members. EmblemHealth is among the first health ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 More than ... and about 1 in 3 seniors will die with ... ). These jaw-dropping figures have shocked many Americans into ... hopefully, help prevent these tragic age-related cognitive disorders. Jonathan ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... DTS Language Services, Inc . is pleased to ... Science organizations who need document translations. Clients will now ... documents in advance with a selection of nearly 50 life ... a critical factor in clinical and scientific fields, and decrease ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 AudioNotch is the internet's ... for the treatment of tinnitus. Patients listen to sound ... over a period of weeks to months, their tinnitus volume ... two forms: Notched Music and Notched White Noise. Now, AudioNotch ...
Breaking Biology Technology:EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 3Biohack Pure Offers 5 Tips for Increasing Memory in 2014 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2
... availability of its newest report, Prospering in ... In this report, BioInformatics, LLC ( www.gene2drug.com ... life science market, provides hard data and analysis that ... science suppliers. BioInformatics, LLC fielded a detailed 45-question survey ...
... The following release is being issued by the Greater ... CEO, Greater Baltimore Committee150 company owners, executives and researchers from ... Maryland Bioscience Awards , , WHEN: ... Breakfast & Registration , 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. / Awards ...
... has launched that facilitates the search for egg donors ... Donor Network Alliance (DNA) is the first and ... agencies across the United States.Membership-based DNA was started by ... need to pool resources: The Center for Egg ...
Cached Biology Technology:New Report - Prospering in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Suppliers 2New Report - Prospering in a Down Market: Strategies for Life Science Suppliers 3Greater Baltimore Committee to Announce Winners of 2009 Maryland Bioscience Awards at Ceremonies on March 12 2Greater Baltimore Committee to Announce Winners of 2009 Maryland Bioscience Awards at Ceremonies on March 12 3Agencies Unite to Launch Donor Network Alliance: First-Ever Web-Based Collective of Egg Donor Candidates 2