We Don’t Believe in Impossible

Together with our colleagues around the world, we will contribute to curing, preventing or managing all disease in our children’s lifetime. We will map every cell in the human body. And we’ll do it all by collaborating with scientists and engineers worldwide, using cutting-edge technology and going after disease in ways never seen before.


Collaboration is at the heart of everything Biohub is doing. It starts with bringing together—for the first time ever—three of the world’s leaders in biomedical and engineering innovation: University of California, Berkeley, University of California, San Francisco and Stanford. And as we move forward we will reach out to colleagues at other research institutions, and in the Silicon Valley tech community, sharing tools and ideas as we build new momentum for the global fight against disease.


At Biohub, we are committed to creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential. Our team is made of the world's best and brightest, united by one objective: solve impossible problems.


Joe DeRisi

University of California, San Francisco

Stephen Quake

Stanford University

Amazing things can happen when great minds come together to advance science and solve problems. Faculty from UCB, UCSF and Stanford make up Biohub’s Investigator team. This 5-year appointment will allow them to pursue their most bold, innovative and impactful ideas.

Our first round of applications has closed, but be sure to check back later to learn how we can fund your next big discovery.


Biohub is the next step forward in medical research. Our projects combine the best scientists and engineers with the most advanced technology to solve the world’s biggest health problems.

These problems demand a new course of action, new energy and new voices. They demand a space where nothing is impossible and collaboration is the only way to get things done.  


Infectious Disease Initiative

Curing, preventing or managing all disease in our children's lifetime might seem impossible—until you consider the achievements of the last century. We’re following in the footsteps of giants, and we’re ready for the challenge.

These battles must be won, and here at Biohub, we are fighting back.

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The Cell Atlas

Mapping every type of cell in the human body is an ambitious goal, but we’re ready for the challenge. It requires biologists, engineers and technologists working together—which is why Biohub is the only place to launch this effort right now.

New technologies developed within the past year are making this project possible. 

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