Biochemistry affiliate works to develop new bioengineering strategy

Andrew Buller, professor of chemistry at UW-Madison and affiliate of the Department of Biochemistry, is working to develop methods to create new protein building blocks in living systems. This chemical research, recently recognized with a $2.2 million grant from NIH, could make these processes more affordable for and accessible to scientists with expertise in other backgrounds.

Woonghee Lee of Markley Lab earns grant to improve NMR computation

Woonghee Lee in the lab of biochemistry professor John Markley plans to improve data analysis for the burgeoning technique of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation. Lee’s work will entail a long list of software development. He and his group will develop, test, perfect, and release a full automation and visualization system.

Fox, Ralph labs to use DOE grant to investigate enzymes in bioenergy crops

Researchers in the UW–Madison biochemistry department and Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center will utilize a $2.1 million grant from the United States Department of Energy to elucidate the properties of a potentially useful and understudied class of genes and enzymes in important bioenergy crops, such as poplar, sorghum, and switchgrass.

Undergraduate combines biochemistry, environmental studies with community engagement in Rwanda

It’s easy to make a difference through an award that’s named after the Wisconsin Idea, and Jacob Olson is doing just that. The biochemistry and environmental studies major traveled to Rwanda this past summer through a Morgridge Center for Public Service Wisconsin Idea Fellowship that helped him combine his education with public service and community engagement.