UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA BIO5 INSTITUTE
BIO5 connects and mobilizes top researchers in agriculture, engineering, biomedicine, pharmacy, basic science, and computational science to find creative solutions to humanity’s most pressing health and environmental challenges.
Since 2001, this interdisciplinary approach has served as an international model for conducting collaborative research. BIO5 efforts have resulted in disease prevention strategies, promising new therapies, innovative diagnostics and devices, and improved food sustainability.
TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH INITIATIVE FUND (TRIF)
A special investment in higher education made possible by the passage of Proposition 301 by Arizona voters in November 2000 helped launch BIO5, and continues to drive effective, cross-disciplinary bioscience research and innovation at the University of Arizona. Initiatives and projects are carefully chosen to align with areas of state and national need.
Because of TRIF, we have been able to invest $50+M over the last 20 years in building critical facilities and research services that UArizona is leveraging today to respond to the world’s greatest biological challenges. TRIF resources are also instrumental in recruiting and retaining top scientific minds, supporting team science, training our next generation workforce, and funding events, programs and grants that promote STEM education, research, and literacy.
DISCOVER BIO5 (DB5)
The DISCOVER BIO5 event series is designed to showcase the innovative bioscience research happening at the University of Arizona, and to share the inspiring ways we are preparing our next generation of scientists for the future.
Through a collection of events each year, we offer a “public sneak peek” into BIO5’s world-class research and discovery endeavors focused on solving the world’s grand biological challenges, improving society, and positively impacting Arizonans.