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Established in 1986, the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering (CBSE) is a research center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), with a expertise in structural biology research and the development of enabling technologies in the life science and aerospace industries, encompassing both divisions of Life Sciences and Engineering.

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GLACIER (serial number 005) is scheduled to launch Wednesday, June 5 aboard the ATV-4 (Albert Einstein ATV) spacecraft, lifted into orbit by an Ariane rocket. GLACIER will be installed in an EXPRESS Rack once it reaches the ISS.

The launch will be GLACIER's first time aboard an ESA Ariane rocket. To watch the launch, visit www.arianespace.tv/.

2013 School of Engineering Senior Design Projects

This year, CBSE engineers mentored several UAB School of Engineering senior design groups.  


Nasa Skywatch 2.0

I.S.S Tracker

Track the location of the International Space Station in real-time and see the plotted paths of past, present and future orbits.


As a member of SER-CAT, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has at a minimum 18 days of dedicated beam time at SER-CAT each year.

Benefits of ISS Research