Biochemistry in the UST Newsroom

Cleaning Up a ‘Sad, Urban Lot’ With Wildflowers, Science

Tue, 13 May 2014 18:06:12 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

This month, St. Thomas senior Elizabeth Chambers, junior Hunter Gaitan, sophomore Ryan Burke and biochemistry professor Dr. Adam Kay will help plant 96 plots of wildflowers on a vacant gravel pit in downtown St. Paul for their research study, The Helpful Flowers Project. The team will study biodiversity and how wildflowers remove toxic heavy metals from soil.

Professional Notes for May 1, 2014

Thu, 01 May 2014 00:00:00 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

This week's notes feature faculty Anne Klejment, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, Lisa Prevette, Manjeet Rege, Christian Washburn, John Wendt and Reid Zimmerman; staff Carol Peterfeso and James Rogers; and students Katie Boyd, Emily Cabel, Jackie Heitzman, Caitlin Kielblock, Lauren McGovern, Kirsten Muller, Megan Tappe and undergraduate students from the Geography Department.

Three Juniors Honored by Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:32:40 +0000 by: Kelly Engebretson '99 M.A. by: author

Ryan Augustin, a junior majoring in biochemistry, was awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, an award that honors outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Juniors Elizabeth Annoni and Mark Painter were named honorable mentions.

Student-team Presents Innovation Scholars Recommendations to Mayo Clinic

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:00:43 +0000 by: Tom Couillard '75 by: author

A team of four University of St. Thomas students and a graduate student from St. Catherine University present recommendations March 7 concerning a medical innovation that they have been working on in collaboration with a Mayo Clinic physician.

News from the ASBMB: American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Poultry probiotic’s coat clues to ability to battle bugs

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:01:32 EST by: dc:creator by: author

Nov 19 2013 — IFR researchers have characterised the coat of a potential poultry probiotic giving the first clues of how it may be used to exclude pathogenic bacteria from chickens ARTICLE CAPSULE Structure and Biosynthesis of Two Exopolysaccharides Produced by Lactobacillus johnsonii FI9785 Background Bacterial cell surface polysaccharides are important in pathogenesis cell adhesion and protection against harsh environments Results Two novel exopolysaccharide (EPS) struc...

Join us for ASBMB Journal Club on November 20!

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:12:25 EST by: dc:creator by: author

November 14 2013- On November 20 at 11 AM EST, ASBMB will host another edition of ASBMB Journal Club Join us for "Science in a shell What mussels tell us about mitochondrial DNA inheritance" Authors Angel Diz at the University of Vigo David Skibinski and Edward Dudley at Swansea University and Eleftherios Zouros at the University of Crete will discuss their Molecular & Cellular Proteomics paper that looked at how sex determination in mussels provides insight into the pro...

Online now: November 2013 issue of ASBMB Today

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:26:09 EST by: dc:creator by: author

Nov 1 2013 — The cover story of the November issue offers a big helping of food for thought Intrigued by a message on her favorite pizza chain’s packaging science writer Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay dared to ask the experts “Is the glycemic index a useful measure of carbohydrate metabolism?” The answer it seems depends upon whom you ask In the education column members of the ASBMB Research Coordination Network steering committee introduce a forthcoming toolkit for BMB educators And contributor ...

November Research Spotlight on Ibrahim Cisse, Ph.D.

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 07:58:48 EST by: dc:creator by: author

Tell us about your current career position. I am currently at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus where I am part of the Transcription Imaging Consortium We aim to develop new quantitative imaging techniques to probe transcription directly in living eukaryotic cells and with single-molecule sensitivity. In January 2014 I will join the faculty of the Physics department at MIT My laboratory at MIT will develop and use single molecule in vivo and in vitro techn...

Join Us at Viterbo University

Mon, 28 Oct 2013 09:20:26 EST by: dc:creator by: author

October 28 2013 – On November 9 2013 ASBMB will host the second workshop at Viterbo University in a series of one-day workshops that will work towards refining biochemistry and molecular biology foundational concepts and skills as well as developing an online database of instructional resources Join ASBMB members and other biochemistry and molecular biology faculty for these free one-day workshops in your region To learn more about the Viterbo University  workshop or to register for the wo...