From old bicycle wheels to an in-house metalworking shop, scientists get creative when the research tools they need don’t exist
March 3, 2015
| By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Basic scientists are often pursuing research so cutting edge that the tools they need haven’t even been invented yet. So they do it themselves, sometime creating their own lab equipment out of a collection of unlikely and disparate parts, just as the TV character Angus MacGyver was famous for doing.
Basic Sciences researcher’s innovative mathematical analysis of fundamental biology garners $1.5 million in funding
Sept. 28, 2009
| By Colleen Steelquist
For her novel work analyzing cooperative systems and cheater mechanisms in yeast cells, Dr. Wenying Shou is the first Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigator to win a National Institutes of Health New Innovator Award. The three-year-old program, which encourages high-risk research and innovation for early stage investigators, granted 55 awards nationwide. Shou’s five-year award is worth up to $1.5 million.