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It is also the place where the next generation of basic scientists, clinical researchers, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dentists learn with the most modern tools available.
Now, this major campus for UCSF’s research and education programs has become home to San Francisco’s first new hospital in 30 years.
In other fields of endeavor, engineers build models to determine whether a circuit will work or how well an airplane will fly.
At QB3, scientists emulate those models, hoping that by understanding the design principles of biology, they will be able to develop cells and microorganisms that provide unique resources such as drugs or biofuels.
Today, UCSF Mission Bay is a hub for thousands of UCSF faculty, staff, students, patients and other visitors.
With the medical center at Mission Bay, UCSF aims to transform academic medicine in part by translating basic science into clinical practice more rapidly through increased collaboration among scientists and clinicians, accelerating development of new diagnostic and treatment approaches for children, women and cancer patients, and training the next generation of health care practitioners using new tools and technology in facilities that foster teaching and learning.
The Mission Bay campus, built according to a master plan, includes buildings designed by internationally renowned architects, including American Institute of Architects Gold Medal winners (the late) Ricardo Legorreta — who with his son, Victor, designed the vibrantly colored William J.
The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, also known as QB3, a consortium of UCSF, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz, based on the campus, emphasizes quantitative approaches to the biosciences as a means to develop the tools to predict biological processes.
Through this approach, using sophisticated equipment, scientists work to predict exactly how a protein’s function will change if they alter its composition, how an organism will behave if a gene is modified and how patients will respond to a new therapy.