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Inventive ASU faculty recognized for record-breaking year

March 10, 2016

Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE) recently celebrated a record-breaking year for the number of inventions, patents and startup companies that have come out of Arizona State University. “The purpose of this event is really to thank ASU’s inventive faculty for their innovation, creativity and hard work,” said Ken Polasko, the executive director at AzTE, ASU’s exclusive intellectual property management and technology transfer organization. During fiscal year 2015, ASU faculty...

National Academy of Inventors and ASU announce NAI Fellows

December 16, 2014

  Arizona State University research scientists Stuart Lindsay and Michael Kozicki have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Those named today...

Fast, low-cost DNA sequencing technology one step closer to reality

November 24, 2014

A team of scientists from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice in medicine. "Our goal is to put cheap, simple and powerful DNA and protein diagnostic devices into every single doctor's office," said Stuart Lindsay, anASU physics professor and director of Biodesign’s Center for Single Molecule Biophysics. Such technology could help...

ASU Regents' Professor a finalist for World Technology Award

November 7, 2013

The World Technology Network (WTN) has announced that Arizona State University professor Stuart Lindsay has been named a finalist for a prestigious 2013 World Technology Award in the Biotechnology (Individual) category. Lindsay joins a roster of 50 corporate finalists (in 10 categories) and 100 individual finalists (in 20 categories) deemed by members of the WTN to be doing the “most innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance.”   The World Technology Awards...

Sequence it…and they will come!

May 18, 2012

Rapid DNA sequencing may soon become a routine part of each individual’s medical record, providing enormous information previously sequestered in the human genome’s 3 billion nucleotide bases. This week’s NEWSFOCUS section of the journal Science describes recent advances in sequencing technology. Stuart Lindsay, director of the Biodesign Institute’s Center for Single Molecule Biophysics is on the forefront of this research, having successfully addressed a central stumbling block...

Message in a molecule: Lindsay’s career explores the physics of life

December 11, 2009

Stuart Lindsay, a biophysicist and Regents’ professor at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, finds it hard to remember a time when he wasn’t fascinated with science. “As a little kid, I collected rocks, played with chemistry sets and built radios,” Lindsay says. A favorite teacher in high school introduced Lindsay to physics, even attempting to teach the boy the rudiments of quantum theory. These early inspirational experiences laid the groundwork for an...