Last updated 09:28 AM, 24 Dec 2008
Davis taps UC Berkeley to take a leadership role in shaping
the technological future
Gray Davis. Peg
Dec 00 | Gov. Gray Davis announced today that a planned
UC Berkeley-affiliated research center will become one of
three new California Institutes for Science and Innovation
with UC San Francisco and UC Santa Cruz, the new California
Institute for Bioengineering, Biotechnology and Quantitative
Biomedical Research (QB3) will tap UC Berkeley scientists'
expertise in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry, engineering,
mathematics and computer science to tackle complex biomedical
problems and lead the way to new treatments and cures for
will be awarded $100 million in state funds over the next
four years. The state's funding will be matched two-to-one
with non-state dollars, bringing the base total funding to
at least $300 million.
the CISI programs to spark a new generation of technologies
that will be key to California's economy and leadership in the
announced that he intends to seek special funding from the
legislature this year for a fourth institute: UC Berkeley's
proposed Center for Information Technology Research in the
Interest of Society (CITRIS), which would bring the power
of information to bear on such broad societal needs as transportation,
education, emergency preparedness, and health care.
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