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Inaugural Philomathia Award presented to Professor Dustin Garrick

The grant will enable Associate Professor Dustin Garrick to investigate one of the most fundamental puzzles in science – how and why people cooperate R...

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Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute 2019 Annual Report

The Kavli Foundation is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scie...

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Phase 2 Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme at Cambridge University Now Underway

The second phase of the interdisciplinary Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme, a collaboration between the Philomathia Foundation and the University,...

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Dr. Jay D. Keasling
Philomathia Chair in Alternative Energy at Berkeley

The Philomathia Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Jay Keasling as the Philomathia Chair in Alternative Energy. He succeeds Steven Chu and Chris Somerville as the third holder of this chair.

Dr. Keasling’s accomplishments have earned him a reputation as a world leader in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, and biochemical engineering. His prolific publication and research record, coupled with his impact on students, cuts across all expectations of faculty achievement in research, mentoring, and service.