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Mar 08, 2007

The MIT Club of Wisconsin, a state association for alumni of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is recognizing a University of Wisconsin-Madison based spinoff company..

The club will recognize Quintessence Biopharmaceuticals of Madison, a company that grew out of the advances of UW-Madison chemistry and biochemistry professors Laura Kiessling and Ron Raines. Quintessence is an early-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on development of human therapeutics.

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Mar 01, 2007

Six mid-career UW-Madison faculty have been recognized for their research accomplishments through conferral of Kellett Mid-Career Awards.

Congratulations Dr. Amasino

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Jan 23, 2007

The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is leading efforts to bring a new federal bioenergy research and development center to Wisconsin, the college's dean told a group of bioscience industry leaders today.

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Nov 01, 2006

Matt Allen from the Raines and Kiessling labs is one of the first 58 recipients of the new NIH Pathways to Independence award.

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Nov 01, 2006

Professor Judith Kimble is among the 449 scientists and engineers to be awarded a fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which were announced this week (Nov. 23).

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Oct 01, 2006

Laura Kiessling has won the 2005 Harrison Howe Award, a prize that annually honors outstanding contributions to the field of chemistry.

Sep 30, 2006

The death of Jack Gorski on August 30, 2006 took a brilliant but modest investigator, an effective teacher, and a practical dairyman from this community.

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Sep 01, 2006

Professor Ronald R. Raines has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Jul 01, 2006

ASV, the largest virology society in the World, has elected Dr. Palmenberg as their president. Her term will begin July 2007.

May 06, 2006

Mary Rabaglia, researcher in the Department of Biochemistry, Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research (Research Support). Rabaglia, a nationally known expert in pancreatic beta cell biology, has served as a well-respected researcher in the Alan Attie lab in the Department of Biochemistry for the past eight years.

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May 05, 2006

Douglas B. Weibel received his B.S. (Chemistry) degree from the University of Utah, a M.S. (Organic Chemistry) degree form Cornell University and then completed his Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) work with Jerrold Meinwald at Cornell University. Since 2002 he has been a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University with George M. Whitesides. Doug's research interests are in the area of organic chemistry and micro- and nano-fabricated materials to explore microbiology and cell biology.

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May 04, 2006

We are delighted to announce that Laura Kiessling will be appointed Hilldale Professor effective July 2006. A Hilldale Professor is one of the highest honors that a faculty member at UW can achieve, and Hilldale Professors are selected through an extremely competitive University wide process. This appointment is fitting and wonderful recognition for Laura's outstanding contributions to the Department, the College of Letters and Science, and the University, through her seminal research in chemical biology, her spectacular teaching and mentoring, and her many extramural activities including...

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May 03, 2006

Ansari is one of two recipients of the 2006 Shaw Scientist Award. Designed to help young scientists explore novel research directions, the $200,000 prize is annually awarded to Wisconsin researchers working in the fields of biochemistry, the biological sciences and cancer research.

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May 02, 2006

In a painstaking set of experiments in overweight mice, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a gene that appears to play an important role in the onset of type 2 diabetes.

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Apr 07, 2006

Professor Amasino, who was recently named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, is a professor of biochemistry. His lab focuses on studies of how plants respond to seasonal cues to prompt flowering.