International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Wood Whelan Awardees 1999

The fellowships are listed in the following format:


Title and duration of a research project
Recipient (Award in US$)Host supervisor


Interaction of pregnancy zone protein (PZP) with neurotrophic factors (4 months)
Gustavo A. Chiabrando (1700)
Departamento de Bioquimica Clinica
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Ciudad Universitaria, Cp 5000 Cordoba
Phone: 54-351-4334164
Fax: 54-351-4334174
Peter H. Koo
Northeastern Ohio Universities
College of Medicine
4209 State Route 44, P.O.Box 95
Rootstown, OH 44272, USA
Phone: 1-330-325-6136
Fax: 1-330-325-5914
Development of capillary electrophoresis-based immunoassays for the detection of drugs and food contaminations (3 months)
Ciaran F. Duffy (900)
School of Biotechnology
Dublin City University
Dublin 9, IRELAND
Phone: 353-1-7045284
Fax: 353-1-7045412
Edgar A. Arriaga
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
207 Pleasant Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431, U.S.A.
Fax: 1-612-626-7541
Atherogenic alteration of low density lipoprotein: Lipid peroxidation versus protein modification
(3 months)
Judith S. Fabian (800)
Institute of Biochemistry
University of Graz
Schuberstrasse 1, A-8010
Phone: 43-316-380-5488
Fax: 43-316-380-9857
Alex Sevanian
School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California
1985 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles
California 90033, USA
Phone: 1-213-342-1551
Fax: 1-213-224-7473
Molecular biological and pharmacological studies on acetylcholinesterase (12 months)
Zrinka Kovarik (1200)
Institute for Medical Research and
Occupational Health
Ksaverska c. 2. P.O.Box 291
10001 Zagreb, CROATIA
Phone: 385-1-4673-188
Fax: 385-1-4673-303
Palmer Taylor
Department of Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman drive, La Jolla
California 92093-0636, USA
Fax: 1-619-534-6833
RNase P-mediated restoration of fertility to genetically engineered male sterile rice (3 months)
Dileep Kumar P.P. (1500)
Centre for Biotechnology
SPIC Science Foundation
111 Mount Road, Chennai-600032
Phone: 91-44-235-0902
Fax: 91-44-235-1504
Venkat Gopalan
Department of Biochemistry
Ohio State University
484 West 12th Avenue, Columbus
OH 43210-1292, U.S.A.
Phone: 1-614-292-6771
Fax: 1-614-292-6773
Bound state conformation of model protein substrates to chaperone SecB as probed by ESR spectroscopy (2 months)
Vikram Govind Panse (1500)
Molecular Biophysics Unit
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012
Karnataka State, INDIA
Phone: 91-80-309-2612
Fax: 91-80-334-8535
Wolfgang Trommer
Department of Biochemistry
University of Kaiserslautern
Erwin-Schrodinger Strasse,67663 Kaiserslautern
Gebäude 54, Raum 581, GERMANY
Phone: 49-631-205-2045
Fax: 49-631-205-3419
Molecular biological studies of the human LDL receptor gene (1.5 months)
Charlotte L. Scholtz (900)
Division of Human Genetics
Faculty of Medicine
University of Stellenbosch
P.O.Box 19063, Tygerberg 7505
Phone: 27-21-938-9441
Fax: 27-21-931-7810
Steve Humphries
Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics
University College London
5 University Street
London WC1E 6JJ, UK
Phone: 44-171-209-6962
Fax: 44-171-209-6212
Dynamic cytoskeleton and its role in initiation of lateral root formation in Zea and Arabidopsis
(3 months)
Galina V. Shevchenko (700)
Department of Cell Biology
Institute of Botany
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
2, Tereshchenkivska St.
252004 Kiev, UKRAINE
Phone: 380-44-2123236
Fax: 380-44-2123236
Dieter Volkmann
Botanisches Institut
Rheinsche Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn
Venusbergweg 22
D-53115 Bonn
Phone: 49-228-732129
Fax: 49-228-732677
Genetic control of the definition of the muscle attachment sites on the fly notum: Roles of the prepattern genes pnr and u-sh (2 months)
Arjuman Ghazi (1500)
GKVK Campas, Bangalore
Fax: +91-80-856-1662
Pat Simpson
B.P.163-67404, Illkirch Cedex
C.U.DE Strasbourg
Fax: +33-3-8865-3201
Calcium-dependent protein kinases on signal transduction in rice (2 months)
Marina L. Martin (1300)
Fundacion para Investigacions
Aplicadas (FIBA)
Vieytes 3103-7600 Mal del Plata
Fax: +54-223-474-7120
Eduardo Blumwald
Department of Botany
University of Toronto
26 Willcock St.
Toronto M5S3B2
Fax: +1-416-978-5878
Study of tetraalkylammonium block of inactivation-deficient RIIA sodium channels (3.5 months)
Shilpa Rao (1500)
Molecular Biophysics Unit
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012
Karnataka State
Fax: +91-80-334-8535
Simon R. Levinson
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
University of Colorado
4200 East Ninth Av/C-240
Denver, CO 80262, USA
Fax: +1-303-315-8110