International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Wood Whelan Awardees 2000

The fellowships are listed in the following format:


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


Isolation and characterization of A. thaliana mutants affecting pigment formation and chloroplast biogenesis (3 months)
Maria Gutierrez-Nava (477)
Department of Plant Molecular Biology
Institute of Biotechnology, UNAM
Av. Universidad 2001, Chamilpa
Cuernavaca, Morelos 62250
Fax: +52-73-139988
E-mail: lecero[at]ibt.unam[dot]mx
Chris Somerville
Department of Plant Biology
Carnegie Institution of Washington
260 Panama Street
Stanford, California 94305-4101
U. S. A
Fax: +1-650-325-6857
Communication between mitochondria during apoptosis: Investigation of the role of cytochrome c
(1 month)
Maggie Lum (1000)
Department of Biochem. & Mol. Biol.
Monash University
VIC 3800
E-mail: Maggie.Lum[at][dot]au
Douglas R. Green
Department of Cellular Immunology
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
10355 Science Center Drive
San Diego, California 92121
Fax: +1-858-558-3525
Study of hydrolytics parietal enzymes during Xanthosoma sagittifolium/Pythium myriotylum interaction (2 months)
Boudjeko Thaddee (1600)
Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
University of Yaounde I
P.O.Box 47, Yaounde
Fax: +237-20-8570
Pierre A. Balange
Cell Physiology: Signals and Regulation
University of Rouen
e-mail: PIERRE-Alain.Balange[at]univ-rouen[dot]fr
Molecular characterization of site-directed mutations introduced at the Micophthalmia (Mitf) locus in the mouse ( 4 months)
Jon H. Hallsson (1000)
Department of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Iceland
Vatnsmyrarvegi 16
101 Reykjavik, ICELAND
e-mail: jonhal[at]hi[dot]is
Heinz Arnheiter
National Institutes of Health
NINDS, Building 36, Room 5D04
36 Convent Dr. MSC4160
Bethesda MD 20892-4160
Roles of proton signal and pHi regulation in the morphological differentiation in Dictyostelium
(3 months)
Jyoti K. Jaiswal (1200)
Dept. of Molecular Reproduction
Development and Genetics
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012
Fax: +91-80-3600683
Harry MacWilliams
Zoologisches Institut
Luisenstrasse 14, 80333 Munchen
Tel: +49-89-5902-503
e-mail: macw[at]zi.biologie.uni-muenchen[dot]de
Determination of a role of distinct PKC isoforms in the potentiation of retinoic acid-induced HL-60 cell differentiation (3 months)
Irina Sorokina (480)
Lab of Developmental Biology
Institute of Biochemistry
Mokslininku 12, Vilnius 2600
Fax: +370-2-729 196
E-mail: irina[at]bchi[dot]lt
A. Verkleij
Department of Molecular Biology
Institute of Biomembranes
Utrecht University
P.O.Box 80 056, 350S Utrecht
Fax: +31-30-251 3655
Morphological studies on the PI3-kinase-dependent, insulin-induced reorganization of the cortical actin cytoskeleton for GLUT4 translocation (1 month)
Zayna A. Khayat (457)
The Hospital for sick Children
Cell Biology Section
555 University Avenue
Tronto, Ontario M5G 1X8
Fax: +1-416-813-5028
E-mail: zayna[at]sickkids.on[dot]ca
Robert J. Bloch
Department of Physiology
University of Maryland
School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21201-1559
Fax: +1-410-706-8341
A proteomic study of Glccer -/- mouse embryonic stem cells: Roles of glycosphingolipids for intracellular protein trafficking (3 months)
Jose L. Daniotti (1609)
Faculty of chemical Sciences
University of Cordoba
Cordoba 5000
FAX: +54-35-1433-4074
E-mail: daniotti[at]dqbfcq.uncor[dot]edu
Richard L. Proia
National Inst. Diabetes, Digestive
and Kidney Diseases, NIH
Bethesda, MD 20892
Fax: +1-301-496-0839
E-mail: proia[at]nih[dot]gov
Cell biological studies on rab22 in vesicular protein transport (3 months)
Rosana A. Mesa (1395)
Facultad de Ciencias Medicas
Mendoza 5500
Fax: +54-261-4411917
E-mail: rmesa[at][dot]ar
Enrique Rodriguez-Boulan
Department of Ophthalmology
Cornell University
1300 York avenue New York
NY 10021, USA
Fax: +1-212-746-8101
E-mail: boulan[at][dot]edu
Roles in endosome fusion of the invariant chain of a type II transmembrane glycoprotein: A study with an in vitro assay (2 months)
Tommy W. Nordeng (685)
Dev. Of Mol. Cell Biology
Dept. of Biology, University of Oslo
Blindern, 0316 Oslo
Fax: +47 22 85 46 05
E-mail: tommywn[at]bio.uio[dot]no
Jean-Pierre Gorvel
Centre dÂ’Immunogie de Marseille-Luminy
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Case 906-13288 Marseille Cedex
Fax: +33 491 26 94 30