The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Research and Innovation to Translate Basic Science into Product Candidates

The Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) translates fundamental research into innovative product candidates, technologies, and services that deliver benefits to human health and well-being. Our specific objectives are to: (1) Become a catalyst and resource for ‘applied’ and ‘translational’ R&D activities; (2) Establish industry engagement models and industry collaborations; (3) Contribute to workforce development; and (4) Participate to innovation & entrepreneurship culture on campus.

Core Facilities Reopening Status

For daily updates on the status of individual cores go to Restart-to-Research Operational Status page.

Facility Highlight

Living Science
Living Science Core

Built home environment with kitchen and dining/living space. Allows for the evaluation of biosensor and human behavior in a natural environment.

IALS Research Image Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted their beautiful research images throughout the IALS Research Image Competition. We are thrilled to announce that the winning submissions are as follows: ⁣


1st PlaceDipika Nandiveterinary and animal sciences graduate student

2nd Place
Sarah Hassan

micro-biology graduate student

3rd Place
Anh Nguyen
chemical engineering graduate student

⁣Congratulations Dipika, Sarah, and Anh!

Head on over to our Instagram channel to see all of the submissions!
https://www.instagram.com/umassials/
#ialsshowcase #ialsimagecompetition ⁣

Upcoming Events

Aug 11 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
ZOOM- links will be sent directly to those registered.
The UMass Amherst Technology Transfer Office Licensing Staff offers virtual Summer 2020 Office hours, to answer your intellectual property questions, via Zoom or phone.
Aug 11 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
ZOOM LINK WILL BE PROVIDED TO REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY for Zoom Security
James Chambers, Director and guest speakers on FLIM and Machine Learning. Registration is required. RSVP http://bit.ly/LMFSeminar  
Aug 12 2020 - 4:00pm
REMOTE SEMINAR Speaker TBA NSB Colloquium Interested in  presenting? Contact Kirby at kdeaterdeck@umass.edu Seminar by Zoom
Aug 13 2020 - 4:00pm
PB Seminar Susannah Lydon University of Nottingham Host: Tobias Baskin Virtual Zoom Seminar
Aug 25 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
ZOOM- links will be sent directly to those registered.
The UMass Amherst Technology Transfer Office Licensing Staff offers virtual Summer 2020 Office hours, to answer your intellectual property questions, via Zoom or phone.
Aug 27 2020 - 4:00pm
PB Seminar Eunsook Park University of Wyoming Host: Sibongile Mafu Virtual Zoom Seminar

News

Margaret Stratton
Study Shows Detailed Molecular Workings of a Key System in Learning and Memory Formation

One of the new realities in biomedical research is that it’s increasingly difficult to use a general approach to score advances.

Peter Chien
How Cells Keep Growing Even When Under Attack: New findings on how stress leads to pathway diversion, putting resources into growth

In an unexpected new finding, UMass biochemists report observing that a damage-containment system in stressed bacteria can become overrun and blocked, but that this leads to cells responding by turning on very different pathways to make sure that

Wifi trace diagram
UMass Amherst Computer Scientists Offer WiFi-Based Contact Tracing Software for National Campus Use

Researchers at the Center for Smart and Connected Society recently released a new digital contact-tracing technique that is based on widely-deployed Wi-Fi technology.