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Jan 25, 2008

Professor Laura Kiessling has been selected as a recipient of the 2008 Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal from Yale University.

The Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal is an honor presented each year by the Graduate School Alumni Association. The medal recognizes distinguished achievements in scholarship, teaching, academic administration, and public service-all areas in which the legendary Dean Cross excelled

Jan 24, 2008

The Biochemistry Department generously donated to the Child Life program. Child Life benefits sick children (newborn through 18) and their families through a variety of programs to meet the social, emotional and educational needs of the children during a stressful time.


On behalf of the IPiB SFLC, I want to thank all who contributed to our Holiday Gift Drive for the Child Life Program at the American Family Children's Hospital. 

Many of the toys were given to the children during the holidays, with some going to the playrooms and for birthdays. Your generous donations...

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Dec 10, 2007

The November 2007 issue of Genome Technology lists NIH major systems biology-related grants awarded to Wisconsin academic and industry-based projects.

The Department of Biochemistry is well-represented, including the largest award in 2007 to CESG.

Dec 04, 2007

Biochemistry professor James Ntambi reports that a gene in the liver, called SCD-1, is what causes mice to gain weight on a diet laden with carbohydrates.

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Nov 20, 2007

An Interdisciplinary team has earned the bronze medal in the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition held at MIT on November 3-4.

Madison's inaugural team consisted of three undergraduate students: Nathan Klapoetke (Electrical Engineering), David Peterson (Genetics), and Sean McMaster (Biochemistry).

For information on joining the 2008 team contact Aseem Ansari, Franco Cerrina (Electrical Engineering), Mike Sussman, or Doug Weibel.

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Oct 29, 2007

Five University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and staff members are among the 471 scientists, engineers, educators and communicators who have been selected as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Aug 22, 2007

The Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine training program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this week said it has won a $5.2 million grant from the National Library of Medicine to extend the program five years.

CIBM develops "novel bioinformatics algorithms to analyze molecular data, including genome sequences, proteins (levels, interactions, structures), and regulatory pathways," the program said in a statement.

In the second five-year period, the CIBM program is adding a translational "molecules-to-bedside" medicine component. Collaborating with the...

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Aug 17, 2007

On of the highest honors bestowed on individuals by the UW College of Agricultural and Life

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Aug 17, 2007

In recognition of his career achievements, the American Chemical Society's Division of Biological Chemistry is hosting a symposium in Frey's honor on Wednesday, Aug. 22, during the society's annual meeting in Boston.

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Jul 06, 2007

The award, in the neighborhood of $125 million over five years, establishes the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), where scientists and engineers will conduct basic research toward a suite of new technologies to help convert cellulosic plant biomass - cornstalks, wood chips and perennial native grasses - to sources of energy for everything from cars to electrical power plants.

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Jul 05, 2007

Chris Wiese has been awarded a five-year NSF CAREER grant, which is awarded to early career faculty for creative projects that integrate research and teaching.

Christiane Wiese, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry has been awarded a five-year CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation - "Molecular analysis of gamma TuRC structure and function". This Faculty Early Career Development Program Grant is awarded to early career faculty for creative projects that integrate research and teaching. Wiese will study the centrosome, a tiny organelle that plays a crucial function in cell...

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Jun 08, 2007

The American Peptide Society has given biochemistry professor Ron Raines its biennial "Makineni Lectureship" award. Recognizing individuals who have made an exceptional, recent contribution to the field of peptide science. Raines'  work on synthetic collagen, which he published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006, earned him the honor.

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Jun 07, 2007

The RNA Society Service Award is given in appreciation of outstanding service to the RNA community.

The overall mission of the RNA Society is to facilitate sharing and dissemination of experimental results and emerging concepts in RNA research. Each year the Board of Directors identifies the recipient of this award who has made exemplary contributions to these goals.

Congratulations Dr. Wickens

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May 29, 2007

The Graduate Mentoring Award honors a Biochemistry student who consistently provides quality guidance and scientific training in mentoring undergraduate students in their research efforts.  This year's Mentoring Award is awarded to Ian Lewis.  Ian is carrying out pioneering research on isotope-assisted, NMR-based metabolomics.  Ian has named his group which consists of 6 undergraduates "Team Metabolon."  He and his undergraduates have amassed a collection of ~725 small molecule metabolites and, with assistance from a postdoc, Qiu Cui, have begun collecting 5-6 NMR spectra from each...

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May 29, 2007

This award is intended to recognize a Biochemistry graduate student who has consistently shown evidence of quality, commitment, and innovation in teaching.  This year's Graduate Teaching Excellence Award is awarded to Ed Huttlin.  Ed was an outstanding TA for two years in Biochemistry 651, the undergraduate lab course.  As part of his responsibilities, he led the gel filtration experiment.  Ed gave clear and informative lectures to the class of about 60 students for three weeks and he also instructed the other TAs in how to do the experiments; so that they could teach their respective...