The vision of the Life Sciences Division is to advance basic knowledge, and the health of humans and the biosphere, by elucidating the 4-Dimensional dynamics of complex biological systems -- ranging from molecules to microbes to humans.
AnnouncementFollowing all-hands meetings of Biosciences Area Laboratory Director Jay Keasling on May 5, a comprehensive reorganization process started of the Biosciences Area which included the Life Sciences Division. Per October 1, 2015 the new Area organization has been implemented now encompassing three new divisions: Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bioimaging, Biological Systems & Engineering, and Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology. As a result, this Life Sciences Division website will be retired per October 31, 2015. Please visit the renewed Biosciences Area website https://biosciences.lbl.gov to continue following our exciting research.
Mark LaBarge Wins Era of Hope Scholar Award
This prestigious award of the U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program supports early-career scientists... More »
Possible New RNA Engineering Tool
Jennifer Doudna and Eva Nogales of the Physical Biosciences and Life Sciences Divisions led a study that showed how complexes of bacterial proteins known as “CRISPR-Cas,” which are highly touted for their potential use as a tool for editing DNA, might also serve as an engineering tool for RNA. More »
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