About The Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research (PBBR)
Daring ideas are like chessmen moving forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research (PBBR) seeks to stimulate and support highly innovative basic science research at UCSF. The focus is on basic science projects of potentially high impact that are creative, risky, and transformative. We seek novel ideas for basic science projects that are more ambitious than those that receive funding from NIH and other traditional funding mechanisms.
The Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research is currently in its remarkable sixteenth year. Investigators credit the Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research with engendering over $500 million in subsequent grant funding, and projects and their derivatives have resulted in well over 1000 publications and several patents.
Thanks to all scientists who submitted a PBBR proposal for the April 1 deadline. Funding decisions will be made April 16 and PIs will be informed of their funding status no later than April 19.
Featured PBBR publications:
Lishko, PV, Botchkina, IL, Fedorenko, A, Kirichok, Y. Acid Extrusion from Human Spermatozoa is Mediated by Flagellar Voltage-Gated Proton Channel. Cell. 2010 Feb 5;140(3):327-37.
Shohat-Ophir, G, Kaun, KR, Azanchi, R, Mohammed, H, Heberlein, U. Sexual Deprivation Increases Ethanol Intake in Drosophila. Science. 2012 Mar 16;335(6074):1351-5.
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