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The mission of the University at Buffalo’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is to foster economic development by connecting university resources with life sciences and high-tech industry through funding, research and development support, programming, and education, with the goal of helping companies find business solutions, accelerate new ideas, and grow.
This technology-based economic development mission is complemented by the COE’s efforts to support the advancement of new discoveries in science that seek better ways of preventing and managing disease and improving lives.
COE Research Partners
COE research institutions have been around for more than 100 years with the University at Buffalo (UB) as the lead academic organization, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute as research partners.
The COE and its research partners are part of 400,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research facilities in three new interconnected buildings, known as the Buffalo Life Sciences Complex, on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a thriving area of clinical, research and academic operations employing over 8,000 people daily. The COE includes over 100 scientists with biological, physical and computational expertise engaged in interdisciplinary translational research with COE collaborators.
The rich history of discovery among scientists at CoE research institutions include:
- BAC Libraries for Sequencing the Human Genome
- Platinum Coil for Inoperable cranial Aneurysms
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
- Surfactant Replacement Therapy for Neonatal Respiratory Distress
- Photodynamic Therapy for Cancer
- Beta-Interferon Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis
- Nicotine Replacement Therapy
- Sickle Cell Screening Test
High-Throughput Crystallization Method
- Timed-Release Insulin Therapy
Life Sciences Career Experience Program - Submit Your Posting Today!
Have you ever considered hiring a student part time to help complete a project, but lacked funding to make that happen? The University at Buffalo’s NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences is proud to introduce “The Life Sciences Career Experience Program,” offering local life science companies the opportunity to develop their workforce and obtain vital support to grow your business, while increasing student awareness of the life sciences.
In this time-limited program, the CoE will sponsor UB students to work part time in local life sciences companies during the spring 2014. Learn more.
Hunter James Kelly Research Institute
Led by Drs. Lawrence Wrabetz and Laura Feltri, the mission of the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute--located within the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences--is to study myelin and its diseases. Myelin is the fatty insulation around axons (the wires of the nervous system) in the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The HJKRI incorporates both basic and clinical science programs.
Basic research is based on a multi-disciplinary approach to understand how myelin is formed, how it is damaged in disease, and how it may be repaired. In particular, HJKRI will study disease mechanisms of Krabbe Disease in order to formulate therapies
The clinical research conducted by HJKRI at the CoE analyzes information revealed by newborn screening for Krabbe Disease and other leukodystrophies. The World Wide Registry for patients with Krabbe Disease aims to improve diagnosis and prognosis, and to provide outcome measures for clinical trials.
This integrated approach, together with a critical mass of resources and investigators, will generate information that will promote effective treatment strategies not only for children with leukodystrophies, but also patients with Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, neuropathies and other diseases in which myelin is damaged. Learn more.
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