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Research Centers

The Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences was established in 1985 and brings together scientists from different backgrounds including laboratory biologists, psychologists, applied mathematicians and theoretical physicists. †The center features state-of-the-art research facilities with access to extensive imaging facilities (EEG & fMRI). †Various research and training programs at the center blend emerging concepts from complex dynamical systems with experimental techniques at the molecular, cellular, behavioral and cognitive levels in brain science. www.ccs.fau.edu

The Center for Biological and Materials Physics was established in 1989, originally as the Alloy Research Center, and provides a focus for collaborations to facilitate studies in biological physics and material physics. Biological physics deals with the study of biological phenomena using physical techniques. †Materials physics applies fundamental Condensed Matter physics concepts to complex and multiphase media, including materials of technological and biological interest. www.physics.fau.edu

The Florida Center for Environmental Studies was established in 1994 and represents the ten state universities, including FAU, and four major, private universities.† The center serves as a facilitator and coordinator of research and training related to the environment and as a locus for environmental information. Grounding its activities in the Florida sub-tropical environment, the centerís mandate also encompasses global tropical and sub-tropical environments as well as issues related to freshwater and estuarine ecosystems worldwide. www.ces.fau.edu

The Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology was established in 1997 and is committed to developing research and training programs in molecular biology and biotechnology, and serves as a link between FAU, other institutions and industries in this field. †The centerís primary goals have been to create a strong base in molecular biology, functional genomics and related fields; maintain cutting-edge research; and to train students in this discipline to prepare them for careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. www.science.fau.edu/cmbb

The Center for Geo-Information Science was established in 1998 and pursues excellence through applied and theoretical research in spatial information technology.† In that spatial information technology enables work across disciplinary lines, the center focuses on encouraging multi-disciplinary research. †The center functions as a key resource for business, industry, government, social services, with responsiveness to local, regional, and international problems. www.geosciences.fau.edu/Research/GISCenter.htm

The Center for Cryptology and Information Security was established in 2003 and is focused on innovative and cutting-edge research in cryptology and other related areas of information security. †The center trains research students and information technology professionals, and promotes collaboration with information technology industries within the region and with federal and state government departments in the areas of information security. www.math.fau.edu/ccis

The Center of Excellence in Biomedical and Marine Biotechnology was established in 2003 and was selected by Floridaís Emerging Technology Commission as one of three centers in the state to receive a $10 million grant. †The center has emerged as an academic and industry partnership combining expertise in ocean engineering, marine biotechnology, functional genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. †Researchers at the center are designing technologies to explore the sea, discovering new medicines from the sea and developing new therapeutics to combat agents of bioterrorism. www.floridabiotech.org

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