NMRFAM Using form to explain function

University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemists have developed an approach that allows them to measure with unprecedented accuracy the strengths of hydrogen bonds in a protein. The scientists were then able to predict the function of different versions of the protein based on structural information, a novel outcome that was published recently in the Proceedings of the …

Scientist Named to American Association for the Advancement of Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemist Mike Sussman has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS Council elected 376 members as Fellows of AAAS. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science at the Fellows Forum to be held on 18 February 2006 during the AAAS Annual …

Biophysical Scientist Honored as Society Fellow

Thomas Record, a biophysical chemist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named one of six 2006 Society Fellows by the Biophysical Society, a 7,000-member U.S. organization that represents global biophysics research. A chaired professor of chemistry and biochemistry, Record hopes that the new honor will help in continuing to attract talented students and extramural …

Scientist Uses Form to Explain Function of Key Building Blocks of Life

University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemists have developed an approach that allows them to measure with unprecedented accuracy the strengths of hydrogen bonds in a protein. The scientists were then able to predict the function of different versions of the protein based on structural information, a novel outcome that was published recently in the Proceedings of the …

Structures of Marine Toxins Provide Insights into their Effectiveness as Cancer Drugs

Vibrantly colored creatures from the depths of the South Pacific Ocean harbor toxins that potentially can act as powerful anti-cancer drugs, according to research findings from University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemists and their Italian colleagues. The research team has defined the structure of the toxins and provided a basic understanding that can be used to synthesize …

The Annual Biochemistry Post-Doc Awards

Graduate Teaching Excellence Award: David W. Staple This award is intended to recognize a Biochemistry graduate student who has consistently shown evidence of quality, commitment, and innovation in teaching. Graduate students who have completed their Biochemistry major teaching requirements are eligible. Nominations are requested from all instructors of Biochemistry classes with graduate teaching assistants. Nominations …