BioPACIFIC MIP Highlights
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Differential Dynamic Microscopy for the Characterization of Polymer Systems

Differential Dynamic Microscopy or “dynamic light scattering on a microscope” enables access to sample dynamics across a wide range of scattering wave-vectors using video microscopy, enabling contemporary polymer science experiments that would otherwise be difficult or impossible with standard light scattering techniques.

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Fellows Cohort Selected

This cohort of more than 20 fellows marks the official start of the BioPACIFIC MIP in-house research and training programs.

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High-Titer Production of Olivetolic Acid in Engineered Fungal Host

A non-plant biosynthetic pathway that produces olivetolic acid (OA) has been elucidated.

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Living Biofoundry Becomes Available

The BioPACIFIC MIP Living Biofoundry (LBF) has been installed at UCLA and is now available to users.

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2021 Biopolymers Elementary Workshop for Teachers

As part of its outreach mission, BioPACIFIC MIP sponsored a ‘Biopolymers Elementary Workshop’ for elementary and middle school teachers.

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New Photopatterning Platform

Adducts of cyclopentadienone–norbornadiene (CPD–NBD) have been developed and utilized in Diels–Alder based photopatterning of soft materials.

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First BioPACIFIC MIP Summer School

First BioPACIFIC MIP Summer School took place virtually, August 2-5, 2021

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Uncertainty Quantification and Estimation in Differential Dynamic Microscopy

A statistical analysis that reduces computational times by 25-120 times in Differential Dynamic Microscopy (DDM), was achieved.

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Digital Light Processing of Dynamic Bottlebrush Materials

3D printing resins that generate super-soft, dynamic, and self-healable elastomers.

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