Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences Mary Maxon has announced the completion of the Biosciences Strategic Plan 5-Year Progress Report that measures progress towards meeting the 5-year milestones outlined in the Biosciences Strategic Plan (BSP). These milestones address challenges in energy, environment, health, biomanufacturing, and technology development. The report contains information compiled by Biosciences staff responsible for the implementation of the strategies (Strategy Leads) and Mentors, who oversee these five challenge areas, assessing progress toward and highlighting the accomplishments of Biosciences Area researchers.
The report describes the hard work of nearly 650 Biosciences staff in four main locations over a period of five years. Information included in the report comes from across the Area (and, in some cases, from the larger Berkeley Lab community). Strategy Leads were asked to assess the completion of milestones by determining if they were achieved to their satisfaction. Success was measured by factors including publications, active funding for research, and establishment of new research programs. Overall, 74% of the five-year milestones were completed and many of the progress metrics for 2023 are well on their way to completion. This progress reflects Biosciences’ commitment, along with that of many others across Berkeley Lab, to implementing the strategies outlined in the BSP.
The Strategy Leads also provided outlooks for future progress toward their 10-year metrics, as well as assessments of strengths and gaps of the associated research programs. These assessments will help Biosciences identify new program development opportunities and future strategic directions for the Area. In 2019, the Biosciences Area will refresh the BSP and this progress report will serve as one of the inputs to that process. Browse and download the BSP and 5-Year Progress Report.