The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers numerous opportunities for research in these two fields. Interdisciplinary programs and research opportunities exist in the areas of:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
Administered by Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences: http://paos.colorado.edu
An interdisciplinary certificate program is available to Chemistry graduate students interested in a minor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences & Chemistry. Visit the following website for more information: http://paos.colorado.edu/program/certif.html
For research opportunities in atmospheric chemistry and air quality at CU, go to: Jimenez Research Group.
An interdisciplinary program that leads to the Ph.D. degree and is designed to provide an integrated, interdisciplinary training that encompasses modern molecular biology, biochemistry, and biochemical engineering. Students must be accepted to one of three departments (Chemistry & Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, MCD Biology).
Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Joint with the CU Health Sciences Center
The Center for Phramaceutical Biotechnology is a interdisciplinary center conducting research on new advances in biotechnology and pharmaceutical sciences. Partners and supporters of the Center, which has research in analytical chemistry, drug delivery, e.g., microparticle and nanoparticle synthesis and coating, drug stability, and molecular biology, include Alza, Amgen, Baxter, Bayer, Biogen, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Merck, Novo Nordisk, RxKinetix, and Zymogenetics.
For more information, please visit: NIH Leadership Training in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Program
Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology - Bioscience with an Altitude
We also participate in the Biofrontiers Institute’s Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology (IQ Biology) program, which offers a two-year fellowship, a diverse interdisciplinary experience, and a certificate upon completion of your PhD.
Join us for the weekly Idea Exhange. This is a great and informal opportunity to meet with interdisciplinary faculty and students to discuss research.
Certificate Program on Science and Technology Policy
Administered by the CU Center for Science and Technology Policy Research
An interdisciplinary program on the broad societal context for science and technology as well as an introduction to methodologies of policy analysis that are used in decision settings related to science and technology.
For more information, please visit: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/stcert
An interdisciplinary degree program that offers opportunities for research in the areas of nanotechnology, atmospheric and environmental chemistry, Bose-Einstein condensation, laser spectroscopy, surface and materials research, state-resolved dynamics, and ultra-fast processes. Students must be accepted to either the Physics Department or the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department.
For more information, please visit: http://chemphys.colorado.edu/
Molecular Biophysics Program
Molecular Biophysics at the University of Colorado is a collaborative effort involving students, postdocs and faculty from five departments on the Boulder campus. Participants share a common interest in biological systems, and seek to understand these systems in terms of physical and chemical principles.
For more information, please visit: http://spot.colorado.edu/~falke/biophysics
The Neuroscience Community at the University of Colorado at Boulder is made up of over 80 faculty and research associates rostered in 13 departments and institutes. Neuroscience activities on the campus are coordinated by the Center for Neuroscience. The University of Colorado at Boulder offers a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, as well as graduate and undergraduate Certificates in Neuroscience that can be combined with a variety of majors.
For more information: please visit: http://www.colorado.edu/neuroscienceprogram/
The Optical Science & Engineering Program
An interdisciplinary program in optical science and photonics engineering related research that crosses several academic departments
For more information, please visit: http://www.colorado.edu/optics/
Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
The Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (PAOS) is an interdisciplinary program that provides an educational and research environment to examine the dynamical, physical, and chemical processes that occur in the atmosphere and the ocean. A major theme is the establishment of a physical basis for understanding, observing, and modeling climate and global change. This is an interdisciplinary certificate program requiring approval by the Certificate Committee of the proposed course selection and then completion with a grade of B or better a total of four courses from the approved list of courses.
For more information, please visit: http://paos.colorado.edu/
The Signal Transduction and Cell Cycle Regulation Predoctoral Training Program
An interdisciplinary program offering specialized training in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and biomolecular mass spectrometry as applied to cell regulation. Students must be accepted to Chemistry & Biochemistry Department or Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology Department.
Thin Films Research
Research that is focused on studying the growth, properties and applications of inorganic, organic and molecular thin films. A number of groups in both the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department and the Department of Chemical Engineering are involved.
For more information, please visit: http://www.colorado.edu/chemistry/research/thinfilms/