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Encyclopedia > Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences

Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (short KGI) is a small graduate school in Claremont, California. It was founded in 1997 through a startup grant of $50 million from the W. M. Keck Foundation. KGI is a member of the Claremont Colleges. Claremont is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, USA, about 45 kilometers (30 miles) east of downtown Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The W. M. Keck Foundation is an American charitable foundation supporting scientific, engineering, and medical research in the United States. ... The Claremont Colleges are a consortium of seven schools of higher education located in Claremont, California. ...


KGI offers a professional Master of Bioscience (MBS) degree as well as a PhD in Computational systems biology in cooperation with Claremont Graduate University. The two year MBS program integrates scientific, engineering, and business curriculum, culminating in a Team Master's Project (TMP) sponsored by one of KGI's industry partners. The Master of BioScience(short MBS) is a Professional masters degree which integrates curriculum in biotechnology, engineering, and business administration. ... Computational systems biology is the algorithm and application development arm of systems biology. ... {{Infobox_University |name = Claremont Graduate University |image = [[Image:]] |motto = |established = 1925 |type = Private |president = |city = Claremont |state = [[California |country = USA |grad = 2,033 |campus = Urban, 19 acres/ ha |mascot = |website= www. ...


Some of Keck's notable advisory council members includes Bruce Alberts, Simon Ramo, and J. Craig Venter. Dr. Bruce Alberts (b. ... Simon Ramo (born May 13, 1913) is an American physicist, engineer, and business leader. ... Dr. Venter (right) with Michael Janich on his visit in Hong Kong in December 2004 John Craig Venter (born October 14, 1946, Salt Lake City) is an American biologist and businessman. ...


Ionian Technologies was founded in 2000, and is the first spin-off company to commercialize technology developed at KGI. Ionian focuses on molecular diagnostics for emerging and infectious diseases, and in 2004 was awarded a contract to develop a handheld biothreat detector using isothermal amplification of DNA[1]. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bioterrorism is terrorism using germ warfare, an intentional human release of a naturally-occurring or human-modified toxin or biological agent. ... An isothermal process is a thermodynamic process in which the temperature of the system stays constant; ΔT = 0. ... The general structure of a section of DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid —usually in the form of a double helix— that contains the genetic instructions specifying the biological development of all cellular forms of life, and most viruses. ...


In April 2005, the Amgen Foundation donated $2 million to establish a teaching and research scale bioprocessing center at KGI. An additional $1.75 million was donated by Dennis Fenton which, along with an additional $750,000 from the W.M. Keck Foundation, will endow a profesorship in honor of George B. Rathmann to direct the center. Amgen Inc. ...


A group of KGI faculty were recently awarded a $4.88 million grant through the NSF's Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research (FIBR) program to study the basis of modularity in biology. NSF is an abbreviation. ... Many organisms consist of modules, both anatomically and in their metabolism. ...


Criticism

The decision to set up the Keck Graduate Institute as a seventh Claremont College met with widespread opposition from the faculty and students of the existing Claremont Colleges.[1] The two primary complaints were that the Institute decided not to grant tenure to its faculty, and that it was originally intended to be built on the Bernard Field Station, an area of undeveloped scrubland used by some biology classes at the other colleges. The faculty of five of the colleges passed faculty resolutions condemning the Institute's decision not to grant tenure, and four passed another resolution condemning the plans to build on the Bernard Field Station. Ultimately, a different site to the south of the other colleges was chosen. The institute still does not offer tenure, maintaining that the practice is not aligned with its goals and strategy. The Claremont Colleges are a consortium of seven schools of higher education located in Claremont, California. ... Scrubland is an uncultivated region covered with scrub vegetation. ...


References

  1. ^ "KGI is a Fiasco (editorial)", The Student Life (Pomona College), October 20, 2000.

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Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (444 words)
Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (short KGI) is a small graduate school in Claremont, California.
The decision to set up the Keck Graduate Institute as a seventh Claremont College met with widespread opposition from the faculty and students of the existing Claremont Colleges.
The two primary complaints were that the Institute decided not to grant tenure to its faculty, and that it was originally intended to be built on the Bernard Field Station, an area of undeveloped scrubland used by some biology classes at the other colleges.
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