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.
(Posted 1/21/2015)
'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.
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(Posted 12/23/2014)
Professor Richard DiMarchi
has been elected as a 2014 National Academy of Inventors Fellow.
Read the article.
(Posted 12/17/2014)
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.
(Posted 12/16/2014)
Professor Michael VanNieuwenhze
spoke at the Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award and Lecture on Friday, December 12, at 3:30 PM. Read More
(Posted 12/8/2014)
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.
(Posted 11/17/2014)
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.

For more information, please view the link provided:
or view a video at:
(Posted 9/9/2014)
2014 Gill Symposium & Awards
Featured speakers this year include Sabrina Diano (Yale University), Tony K.T. Lam (University of Toronto), Randy Seeley (University of Michigan).
(Posted 8/26/2014)
NOBCChE Research Symposium
September 27th, 2014. The keynote speaker will be Professor Lisa M. Jones, Department of Chemistry, IUPUI.
(Posted 8/25/2014)
The Fifth Annual Watanabe Symposium in Chemical Biology
Invited speakers this year include Catherine L. Drennan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard University), Michael A. Weiss (Case Western Reserve University) and Philip S. Low (Purdue University).
(Posted 8/25/2014)
Attention all scientists!
ACS on Campus will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 9 and Friday Oct. 10. Learn the basics of scholarly publishing, master SciFinder and further your career. Free food provided to all registered attendees. Register now at
(Posted 8/20/2014)
Profs. Mike VanNieuwenhze and Yves Brun
in the Department of Biology have been selected to receive an inaugural Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award for 2014. This award, jointly supported by the Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, was established to recognize and honor the achievements of a collaborative team of IU Bloomington faculty whose research, scholarship, or creative activity is making important scholarly contributions. This recognition comes with a $15,000 stipend to be shared by the investigators. The principal event associated with the award is a 25-minute presentation of the team's project and collaborative process to be held during the Fall 2014 semester.
(Posted 8/18/2014)
Collaboration between Professors Steve Tait and Amar Flood,
has led to a recently published joint paper on surface self-assembly. Read the Press Release here
(Posted 8/5/2014)
Dr. Indranil Mitra,
a recent graduate student of Professor Stephen Jacobson, has received a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers to study at the University of Freiburg in Freiburg, Germany. His fellowship begins November 1, 2014.
(Posted 8/5/2014)

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