About Chalmers Biocenter
Chalmers strategic research plan recognizes the importance of bioscience and its links to present research activities within as well as outside of Chalmers. Today many areas in technology and natural sciences develop strongly towards biology, biotechnology, biomedicine etc. A strong commitment to this strategic initiative ensures continued strong research in bioscience at Chalmers.
ActivitiesChalmers Biocenter is a co-ordination structure that encourages co-operation between researchers and is involved in strategic initiatives and formation of alliances. The Biocenter promotes multidisciplinary science at the interface of technology, biology and medicine and creates opportunities for funding of research. The Biocenter is up to date on international progress in bioscience and identifies research areas where Chalmers has the potential to take a leading role. As a part of this, seminars and meetings are arranged on a regular basis by the center.
Chalmers Biocenter also aims to establish a close connection with the Chalmers-based innovation system which contains a well established business competence and experience in patent matters and commerce. This would help the individual researcher to move between research, development and proof of concept, and to take part in commercialisation and production.
OrganisationThe director of the center is appointed by the Chalmers president and has the operational responsibility. For day to day activities, administration and support there is an office consisting of the coordinator, assistant coordinator and director of the graduate school.
Associated with the center is an advisory board consisting of members from academia as well as the industry and a representative of the graduate students. The members of the board all contribute with their unique knowledge and experiences to the development of the center in an advisory role to the director.
A recruitment group consisting of international expertise participates in the recruitment of researchers and post graduate students, and also partake in evaluations of research projects and programs.
HistorySince 1998 a specific bioscience program has been funded by the Chalmers foundation. An evaluation, undertaken in 2004, highlights the success of the program and points to areas where further efforts are required. (Read about the evaluation by clicking on the link in the column to the left). To carefully manage the recommendations of this evaluation and to further strengthen Chalmers' commitment to bioscience, Chalmers biocenter was instated by the president on January 1st 2005. (Read the President's decision by clicking on the link in the column to the left).
Last modified: March 18, 2008