CZI | How We Support Science
Is it possible to cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of this century? We think so. In the last 100 years, biomedical science has made tremendous strides in advancing human health and treating disease, but much more can be achieved in the years to come. We seek to accelerate progress by awarding grants for scientific research that can advance entire fields, building and funding transformative technologies in partnership with the scientific community, and fostering interdisciplinary collaborations in science. Learn how CZI supports its Science work.
Over the next decade, CZI Science is focused on developing new research, institutes, and technologies to measure and observe human biology in new ways to help deepen our understanding of human health and disease.
Our Science Programs
We work in areas where we think we can make a differentiated impact through supporting technology development, interdisciplinary research collaborations, and partnerships. Learn about our work in science.
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
In September 2016, Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg announced CZI’s first big scientific bet with the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), a unique research institution that brings together scientists and engineers from Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; and University of California, San Francisco, to take on large-scale scientific challenges in areas like cell biology and infectious disease research.
Building off the successes and lessons learned from the CZ Biohub, CZI is forming a CZ Biohub Network, in which new Biohubs will be created to bring together leading scientific and technology institutions with the goal of pursuing grand scientific challenges on 10- to 15-year time horizons. Applications to create the next CZ Biohub are now closed. Learn more about the selection process.
“By funding great science, doing the research that can’t be done in conventional environments, and building hardware and software tools for everyone, we think we can help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.”
Meet Our Team
We can’t accelerate science alone. Our Science Advisory Board informs our priorities and allows us to draw on a wide range of expertise as we shape our strategy, establish partnerships, and develop scientific projects.