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Apr 01, 2008

Professor Amasino is recognized for teaching excellence.

2008 Spitzer Excellence in Teaching Award
2008 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award

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Apr 01, 2008

Marv Wickens, Max Perutz Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, is among four UW-Madison faculty members to receive 2008 Hilldale Awards

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Mar 10, 2008

Congratulations to Dr. Weibel for being awarded a 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant from 3M's Research and Development sector, in partnership with the Corporate Giving Program.

The award recognizes outstanding new faculty for the quality and pertinence of their research, the subject of which is of interest to 3M. With the unrestricted funds offered by this grant, 3M hopes to encourage recipients to remain in the field of academia, teaching, and research.

Feb 28, 2008

Stuart Ballard, 17, a senior at West High School and a participant in the apprenticeship program, is working in the UW-Madison biochemistry department 's Center for Eukaryotic Structural Genomics, which studies proteins. After a year in the lab, he has been given more tasks and greater freedom.

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Feb 15, 2008

Judith Kimble has been elected to a three-year term on the Council of the National Academy of Sciences

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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.