New Institute for Applied Life Sciences Launches Website

The new Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) last month launched a website that describes the history, mission and objectives of the institute and its constituent research centers.

Formed with $150 million in capital funding from the Massachusetts Life Science Center and the university, IALS was established earlier this year to accelerate translational life sciences research on campus and foster industry-university collaborations to advance and develop new products and services that benefit human health and well-being.

The website includes details on the work of three centers under IALS umbrella:

  • The Center for Bioactive Delivery, which integrates expertise in polymer, chemical, animal, food, regulatory and analytical sciences to optimize drug and nutriceutical delivery
  • The Models to Medicine Center (M2M), which is devoted to discovering and validating new therapeutic targets, with an initial focus on protein homeostasis mechanisms
  • The Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM), an interdisciplinary research, training, and technology development center in wearable sensor systems for personalized health and biometric monitoring

The website also contains information on the Institute for Computational Biology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics, which promotes the development, application, and dissemination of new analytical methods to enable discoveries involving large-scale data.

Other sections of the site focus on industry partners, IALS facilities planned for the south wing of the Life Sciences Laboratories, institute leadership and campus educational programs.