Scientists and administrative leaders at Indiana University Bloomington
and the IU School of Medicine were pleased to announce IUSM-IUB Chemical Biology Day, held in Bradford Woods on Friday, February 13, 2015. Please click here for an agenda for this invitation-only event. The goals of this summit were to learn of cutting-edge research and research facilities on each of our campuses in order to enhance collaboration in chemical biology, broadly defined, as well as guide the development of a Center for Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery planned for the IUSM campus.
Virginia Smith (Dragnea Group) is the 2015 recipient of the Building Bridges Award
for Graduate Students sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs for her demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in STEM. This award recognizes individuals and organizations whose leadership and passion promote the legacy, vision, and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
'Genome editing' could correct genetic mutations for future generations
Dr. Tina Dann's group in the Departments of Chemistry and Biology at Indiana University and colleagues at Stanford and the University of Texas have demonstrated a technique for "editing" the genome in sperm-producing adult stem cells, a result with tremendous potential for basic research and for gene therapy.
Professor Richard DiMarchi
has been elected as a 2014 National Academy of Inventors Fellow.
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Adjunct Professor Jonathan Raff, David Bish and Melissa Donaldson
have published an article in PNAS detailing their findings that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid. View the full IU News article here and the PINAS article here.
Professor Michael VanNieuwenhze
spoke at the Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award and Lecture on Friday, December 12, at 3:30 PM. Read More
Please join us in congratulating Distinguished Professor Ron Hites Adjunct Department of Chemistry,
on his election as a fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).
Hites was one of 20 inaugural fellows, and he has a long history with SETAC. He was the winner of the prestigious SETAC Founders Award in 1993, and he was a member of the SETAC Board of Directors from 1997 to 2000. Hites’ election as a SETAC Fellow is in recognition of his distinguished and productive career as an environmental chemist.
Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Richard DiMarchi
(Indiana University, Dept. of Chemistry, Bloomington) in conjunction with a team of researchers,
Dr. Matthias Tschöp (Director of Helmholtz Zentrum München), Dr. Brian Finan (former graduate student of DiMarchi), and Dr. Kerstin Stemmer (all three from the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity at the Helmholtz Zentrum München) for being the recipients of the 2014 Erwin-Schrödinger-Prize. “This award shows how important research, in the field of metabolic disorders, is to modern society,” says Jürgen Mlynek, President of the Helmholtz Association. “The research team was able to prove that metabolic regulation in the brain can be influenced via natural gut hormones.”
The Erwin Schrödinger Prize honors outstanding and innovative scientific and technological achievements realized on the frontiers of various disciplines in medicine, the natural sciences and engineering. This award will be presented in Berlin September 18th.
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