The biological sciences are changing. Advances in genomics, quantitative structural biology, modeling of complex systems, and nanotechnology have opened up new realms of research for ambitious investigators with backgrounds in physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering who want to explore the new frontier of biology. The promise of an exciting research career at this scientific interface has never been greater.
In recognition of the vital role such cross-trained scientists will play in furthering biomedical science, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund has made a major investment in young investigators with backgrounds in the physical, chemical, or computational sciences whose work addresses biological questions and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.
Career Awards at the Scientific Interface