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ACS: Sittin’ on the dock of the bay

After the morning session, I jumped in a cab and went to UCSF’s Mission Bay campus – it’s a 43-acre campus that was acquired at no cost to the university and contains a number of laboratories, centers, and research institutes. It’s quite large and is getting bigger: “”http://pub.ucsf.edu/missionbay/faq/“>[a]bout 1,700 faculty, students, scholars and staff already work in the new UCSF Mission Bay campus community. At full build-out, 9,100 people are expected to work and study at the new campus.”

I had a meeting with a professor in Genentech Hall, a 434,000 square foot building where many of the chemical biologists work (there are also a number of structural, molecular, and developmental biologists in the building).

It truly is a beautiful building, and the entire campus looks like it’d be a great place to work – none of the grey/dirty walls and strange odors found in older chemistry/biochemistry bulidings… I’d highly recommend checking out the campus next time you’re in San Francisco – but security is pretty tight, so you might want to sign up for the tour. In the meantime, click here for the virtual tour…

Joshua

Joshua Finkelstein (Associate Editor, Nature)

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    Uncle Al said:

    none of the grey/dirty walls and strange odors found in older chemistry/biochemistry bulidings

    A carpentry shop without sawdust on its floors is to be avoided. Whatever it is it does, it isn’t carpentry. Will Tiger Teams gig any bench in which all bottles’ solvent levels are not identical? Benchtops must be polished every Friday afternoon. Managers want to see shines!