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BIO Magazine - Barnett Institute celebrates 40 years of scientific breakthroughs Δεκέμβριος 2015
Δεκέμβριος 2015 No38

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Barnett Institute celebrates 40 years of scientific breakthroughs
Barnett Institute celebrates 40 years of scientific breakthroughs

This year marks the 40th anniver­sary of the founding of Northeastern’s Bar­nett Insti­tute of Chem­ical and Bio­log­ical Analysis, a mile­stone that was hon­ored last week at a day­long con­fer­ence on campus. During its 40-​​year his­tory, the insti­tute has pio­neered break­throughs in biotech­nology, forensic sci­ence, and advanced mate­rials study.

The con­fer­ence wel­comed industry and aca­d­emic leaders from around the world; cur­rent and former stu­dents and fac­ulty of the insti­tute; and Laurie Werner and Eliott Bar­nett, chil­dren of Lou and Madlyn Bar­nett, who endowed the insti­tute in 1983.

Through its four decades of research, the Bar­nett Insti­tute has made sev­eral major sci­en­tific advance­ments in its field, including the devel­op­ment of new ana­lyt­ical tech­niques and instru­men­ta­tion, a major ana­lyt­ical con­tri­bu­tion to the Human Genome Project, and the dis­covery of novel bio­markers for cancer. Recently, Bar­nett researchers have been devel­oping the next gen­er­a­tion of phar­ma­ceu­tical analysis to accom­mo­date the increas­ingly com­plex biosim­ilar drugs now flooding the market.

Among the institute’s pri­mary goals is a focus on indus­trial part­ner­ships. “We’ve believed for a long time that industry and acad­emia have to come closer together, and there’s a lot of com­mon­ality between them,” said Barry Karger, the institute’s founding director.

“Almost every­thing that you’ve heard so far,” said Fleming, refer­ring to the speeches given by his col­leagues, “are ideas and tech­niques and methods and tech­nolo­gies that orig­i­nated in a uni­ver­sity and were paid for by fed­eral funding.”

Going from a big idea to a com­mer­cial drug requires the exper­tise of more than six dozen people with dif­ferent skill sets, according to Fleming. “A number of those key skill sets,” he said, “are ones that come out of the Bar­nett Institute.”

In closing, Fleming praised the insti­tute. “Bar­nett has indeed become a leader in its field,” he said, noting Karger’s unpar­al­leled con­tri­bu­tion to its success.

After the sym­po­sium, the guests gath­ered in the Fenway Center for a gala cel­e­bra­tion in honor of the institute’s anniver­sary and Karger’s 50 years of ser­vice to North­eastern. As part of the cel­e­bra­tion, alumni and friends, including the Bar­nett Family, announced a new effort to estab­lish the Karger Prize in Bio­an­a­lyt­ical Chemistry.

http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2013/05/the-barnett-institute-celebrates-40-years-of-scientific-breakthroughs/

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