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 …

Kiessling to lead new chemical biology initiative

The world’s largest scientific society, the American Chemical Society, has named Laura L. Kiessling editor in chief of ACS Chemical Biology, a new publication scheduled to launch in 2006. Kiessling is professor of chemistry and biochemistry and MacArthur Foundation Fellow at UW-Madison. Read More

Amasino Hilldale Award Winner

Four faculty members are recipients of the 2005 Hilldale Awards, which annually recognize excellence in teaching, research and public service. The awards, given yearly since 1987, honor top professors in four university divisions: biological sciences, physical sciences, social studies, and arts and humanities. Congratulations Professor Amasino Read More