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May 26, 2022

UNC Board of Trustees approves ICS as campus-wide institute

Based in the College of Arts & Sciences since 2017, the Institute for Convergent Science has been approved as a pan-University, interdisciplinary center.

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October 6, 2021

Clemens named Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Convergent Science

Chris Clemens, director of the UNC Institute for Convergent Science, was named Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Convergent Science. He is only the third holder of the prestigious Chancellor’s Eminent Professorship.

October 6, 2021

UNC selected as NSF I-Corps site

The National Science Foundation names the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill an I-Corps site. The prestigious designation will position Carolina to deliver focused entrepreneurship training and customer discovery research as part of a larger national effort.

May 26, 2021

A convergent code

Many cancers and rare diseases have origins in our DNA. A team of UNC faculty from many scientific backgrounds are converging around the field of epigenetics to rewrite faulty instructions by delivering chemical compounds to our genome – to treat genetic diseases without changing the DNA itself.

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May 26, 2021

Can we trap COVID-19?

How can we use sensor technologies and adaptable surface materials to trap and test for COVID-19? A new paper from Professor Ronit Freeman’s lab explains the possibilities.