Getting Started

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Welcome to BIO5

As a one-of-a-kind institute, BIO5 is more than just a research center. It’s a place where some of the brightest minds in Arizona come together to develop novel treatments for elusive diseases, engineer solutions to looming environmental crises, and break down the barriers to water and food safety for all. 

But we can’t do it alone. We need help. Your help. Whether you are University of Arizona faculty, an industry executive, future scientist or supporter, thank you for being here.

Our Vision

The BIO5 Institute envisions a future where collaborative, interdisciplinary research is the driving force behind innovation and real-world impact. As a pioneering institute, we propel bioscience forward, fostering an environment where diverse minds converge to solve complex challenges. Our commitment is to lead transformative research, translating discoveries into real-world applications that shape the future of bioscience locally and globally.


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For Faculty

At BIO5, we’re working on bold solutions for better tomorrows. Arizona faculty in the agriculture, biosciences, engineering, medicine and pharmacy disciplines are invited to become members of BIO5 to connect with like-minded innovators who can advance your research efforts. 

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For Industry Leaders

We’re always looking for partners in the biomedical and biotechnology spaces who are looking to take groundbreaking ideas to market. Let’s work together to accelerate the commercialization of new technologies, diagnostics and treatments that will save lives.

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For Supporters

Corporate and private donations are essential to getting bold ideas off the ground. They allow our top-notch researchers to make discoveries and test truly novel therapies until they qualify for government funding.

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For Students

Are you interested in a career in biosciences? We offer innovative internship programs in which students work side-by-side with world-class researchers in agriculture, engineering, medicine, pharmacy and science.

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For The Community

School groups, science aficionados, and the public are invited to see inside BIO5 during our annual open house or by scheduling a guided tour. We also host public events throughout the year.

Download Our Impact Report

Since our institute was founded in 2001, BIO5 has recruited top faculty to Arizona, trained hundreds of future scientists and inspired 73 spinout companies — and that’s in addition to the groundbreaking research we’re doing every day. Read all about what we’ve accomplished in our first 20 years.

See Our Impact