The LGR Innovation Awards are one-year research grants to support the labs across UCSF and UC Berkeley campuses that are interested in developing highly innovative ideas into early proofs of concept across the field of functional genomics.
Functional genomics is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to solving previously intractable biology questions through high throughput and high dimensional functional analysis of genes and other genetic elements in the human genome. The goal of the Awards is to identify and support the development of broadly applicable novel platform technologies or methods rather than the applications of existing ones, in areas including but not limited to:
Note: research proposals involving the use of tissues or cell lines derived from human embryo or fetus will not be considered.
Prepare application materials in a single PDF document and submit to Application Web Portal. Proposals from UC Berkeley applicants must be submitted via Phoebe to the Industry Alliances Office before submitting applications to the Application Web Portal.
Awards will be announced in November for a term of January 1 – December 31, 2022.
The Laboratory for Genomics Research (LGR) is a novel hybrid academic-industry partnership between UC Berkeley, UCSF, and GSK that join forces together under one roof in an immersive collaborative R&D environment with the purpose to discover and validate novel therapeutic targets and bring better medicines faster to patients with unmet medical needs. The LGR strives to build advanced CRISPR-based genome editing and functional genomics platforms that are enhanced by human genetics and computational biology. We aim to discover novel drug targets with high probability of success and expand our knowledge on the human genome in various disease contexts through mechanistic investigation into previously unknown genes and their networks. We innovate and industrialize CRISPR functional genomics to provide world-class technology solutions and research tools to UC, GSK, and the broad scientific community.