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10x Genomics (Gold)


10x delivers powerful, reliable tools that fuel scientific discoveries and drive exponential progress to master biology to advance human health. Cited in more than 3,300 research papers, our innovative single cell, spatial, and in situ technologies enable discoveries across oncology, immunology, neuroscience, and more.

Website: https://www.10xgenomics.com

Agilent (Gold)


Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions.

Website: https://www.agilent.com


Duke Center for RNA Biology (Platinum)


The mission of the Center for RNA Biology (CRB) is to develop and foster research activities in the broad area of RNA biology. The Center for RNA Biology brings together laboratories focused on RNA biology including the study of RNA binding proteins, RNA-based therapies, post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression, non-coding RNAs and RNA interference (RNAi), ribozyme function, and RNA viruses.

Website: https://sites.duke.edu/rnacenter/

 


Eclipse Bioinnovations (Gold)


Eclipse Bio has developed a comprehensive suite of RNA genomics products used by researchers in industry and academia around the world to map their RNA targets and RNA binding proteins with unmatched clarity. We continue to develop innovative RNA genomics and epigenetics solutions that solve current and future challenges in science and medicine. Our innovative standard and customizable solutions bring new and deeper insights to the RNA interactome by providing more accurate, reproducible and useable data for our customers.

Website: https://eclipsebio.com

 

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (Platinum)


The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is expanding and accelerating its contributions to scientific knowledge of human health and the environment, and to the health and well-being of people everywhere.

Website: https://www.niehs.nih.gov

 

New England Biolabs (Gold)


A supplier-of-choice for scientists across the globe, NEB offers the largest selection of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. While restriction enzymes remain part of our core product portfolio, our ever-expanding catalog also includes products related to PCR, gene expression, sample preparation for next generation sequencing, synthetic biology, glycobiology, epigenetics and RNA analysis. Additionally, NEB is focused on strengthening alliances that enable new technologies to reach key market sectors, including molecular diagnostics development.

Website: https://www.neb.com

 

GenScript ProBio (Gold)


GenScript ProBio is the subsidiary of GenScript Biotech Corporation, proactively providing end-to-end CDMO service from drug discovery to commercialization with proactive strategies, professional solutions and efficient processes in cell and gene therapy (CGT), vaccine, biologics discovery and antibody protein drug to accelerate drug development for customers. Toward the mission of “Innovation through Collaboration”, GenScript ProBio is committed to helping customers shorten the timeline for the development of biological drugs from discovery to commercialization, significantly lowering R&D costs and building a healthier future.

Website: https://www.genscriptprobio.com/index.html

 


Ribometrix (Gold)


Ribometrix is a platform therapeutics company discovering small molecule drugs that target functional RNA structures to create new avenues to treat human disease.

Website: http://www.ribometrix.com/

 

 


RNA Biology Journal (Silver)


RNA Biology is an open-access journal publishing cutting-edge research into RNA including RNA sequencing, bioinformatics, structural biology, transcription and splicing.

Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/krnb20

 


RNA Society (Silver)


The RNA Society is a non-profit, international scientific society with more than 1000 members dedicated to fostering research and education in the field of RNA science.

Website: https://www.rnasociety.org/

 


UNC RNA Discovery Center (Platinum)


Officially launched on July 1st of 2022, the UNC RNA Discovery Center functions as a nucleus for RNA-centered research at UNC. The center will support graduate student and postdoctoral training, academic and industrial collaborations, and large-scale funding initiatives in RNA biology.

Website: https://unclineberger.org/research/unc-rna-research-group/

 

UNC College of Arts and Sciences (Gold)


As the largest unit on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences forms the academic core of the Carolina experience. Our mission is to create knowledge and discover innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, to educate outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, and to encourage faculty, staff and students to contribute meaningfully to North Carolina, the nation and the world.

Website: https://college.unc.edu

 


UNC School of Medicine (Gold)


The University of North Carolina School of Medicine is a professional school within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It offers a Doctor of Medicine degree along with combined Doctor of Medicine / Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Medicine / Master of Public Health degrees. It is one of the top-ranked medical schools in the country.

Website: https://www.med.unc.edu/

 

 

 


UNC Integrative Program for Biological & Genome Sciences (Bronze)


The iBGS program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill operates at the interface between the UNC-CH School of Medicine and College of Arts & Sciences to support research that works towards a mechanistic understanding of basic biological processes, thereby generating discoveries that fuel the translational research pipeline.

Website: https://ibgs.web.unc.edu/

 


Sponsoring UNC Departments (Bronze)


Biology: https://bio.unc.edu

Research in the Department of Biology spans the range from genetics to global change ecology, facilitating interactions across disciplines that result in new approaches to long-standing questions. Our broad expertise allows students to engage in all areas of Biology, including ecology, evolution, biomechanics, genomics, cell, development, neurobiology, and organismal biology.

 

Biochemistry: https://www.med.unc.edu/biochem/

Biochemistry’s mission is to perform transformative biochemical and biophysical research in an inclusive and stimulating training environment.

 

Microbiology and Immunology: https://www.med.unc.edu/microimm

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at UNC – Chapel Hill represents a dynamic and exciting blend of disciplines and technology. Research and training are largely focused in the areas of immunology, virology, and microbial interactions, but the questions and strategies are broadly based in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and genomics. Besides offering a comprehensive set of courses and seminar/tutorials for graduate students, the department provides instruction in microbiology and immunology to students enrolled in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, as well as undergraduate students who seek admission into degree programs offered in the School of Nursing and Pharmacy.

 

Pharmacology: https://www.med.unc.edu/pharm/

Our Graduate program is dedicated to the training of outstanding scientists in the pharmacological sciences. Our faculty participate fully on all levels with a great diversity of research areas available. We lead in education and research, and consistently rank in the top tier in NIH funding and for Best Global Universities in Pharmacology.