International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Wood Whelan Awardees 2005

The fellowships are listed in the following format:


Title and Duration of a Research Project
Recipient (Award in US$)Host supervisor
Development of an in vitro translation system for halophilic bacteria (1 month)

Gabriela Ring (478)
Dept of Life Sciences
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
P.O.Box 653
Beer-Sheva 84105

E-mail : ringg[at][dot]il


Paola Londei
Dpt. Biotecnologie Cellulari ed Ematologia
Sezione Genetica Molecolare
University of Rome La Sapienza
Viale Regina Elena 324
00161 Roma
E-mail: londei[at]bce.uniroma1[dot]it

Structure and dynamics of micro-RNA/mRNA complexes by cross-correlated and liquid crystalline NMR (4 months)
Matthew H. Devany (1654)
Dept of Biochemistry
University of Minnesota
312 Churh street SE
6-155 Jackson Hall
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 USA
E-mail : deva0019[at]tc.umn[dot]edu

Jean-Pierre Simorre
Institut de Biologie Structurale Jean-Pierre Ebel
41 rue Jules Horowitz
38027 Grenoble Cedex 1
E-Mail : jean-pierre.simorre[at]ibs[dot]fr

Improving the effectiveness of an actinoporin based immunotoxin (3 months)
Iscel Diaz Hernandez (803)
Center for Protein Studies
Biology Faculty
Calle 25 entre J e I.Vedado
University of Havana
Ciudad Habana 10400
E-mail: idiaz[at]fbio.uh[dot]cu
Mauro Dalla Serra
Institute of Biophysics
Via Sommarive 18
38050 Povo (Trento)
E-mail : mdalla[at]itc[dot]it
Assessment of microbial diversity in petroleum land treatment unit by 16 S ribosomal DNA Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Pattern (TRFLP) analysis (4 months)
Verna Marie Garcia Monsanto (3000)
University of the Philippines
Los Banos
E-mail : verna1206[at]yahoo[dot]com

Christopher Kitt
Biological Sciences Dept
Cal Poly State University
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93407
E-mail: ckitts[at]calpoly[dot]edu

Developing immortlized hepatocyte cell lines from S6K1-deficient mice to study the signalling pathways involved in insulin sensitivity (2 months)
Agueda Gonzalez Rodriguez (800)
Instituto de Bioquimica
Faculdad de Farmacia
Universidad Complutense
28040 Madrid
E-mail: agueda[at]farm.ucm[dot]es
Sara C. Kozma
Genome Research Institute
University of Cincinnati
2180 E.Galbraith Road
Cincinnati, OH, 45237
E-mail: kozma[at]genomescience[dot]org
Subcellular Localization of Enolase and Deletion Mutant in Different Stages of Plasmodium falciparum using Transient Infection and Immunofluorescence
(2 months)
Ipsita Pal-Bhowmick (3000)
Dept of Biological Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
Homi Bhabha Road , Colaba
Mumbai 400005
E-mail: ipsita[at]tifr.res[dot]in

Nirbhay Kumar
Malaria Research Institute
Dept of Molec. Microbiology and Immunology
John Hopkins Bloomberg Sch.of Public Health
E 5144, 615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
E-mail: nkumar[at]jhsph[dot]edu
Role of eIF2 b phosphorylation by CK2 on its interaction with eIF2B and eIF5 (3 months)
Franc Llorens (1200)
Dept of Bochemistry and Molecular Biology
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Edifici M
08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona)
E-mail : franc.llorens[at]uab[dot]es

Dr Christopher Proud
Dept of Bochemistry and Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
2146 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada, V6T 1Z3
E-mail: updateme[at]interchange.ubc[dot]ca

Manufacture and evaluation of titanium-hydroxyapatite porous composite biomaterials
 (1 month)

Sofia Papargyri  (1900)
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
University of Thessaloniki
E-mail: sophenbach[at]hotmail[dot]com

Prof. Jan Chlopek
Dept of Biomaterials
AGH University of Science and Technology
ul.Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Krakow
E-mail: chlopek[at][dot]pl
PKC-mediated phosphorylation of the two polybasic regions of synaptotagmin VI regulates their interaction with lipids and proteins (3 months)
Carlos Marcelo Roggero  (3000)
Laboratorio de Biologia Celular y Molecular
Casilla de Correo 56
5500 Mendoza
E-mail: croggero[at][dot]ar
Prof. Jose Rizo-Rey
Dept of Biochemistry
Southwestern Medical Center
University of Texas
E-mail: jose[at]arnie.swmed[dot]edu
The nuclear envelope store as a source of nuclear Ca ++ signalling (2 months)
Carlos Escande Castro (2028)
Laboratorio de Proteinas y Acidos Nucleicos
Instit. de Investig. Biologicas Clemente Estable
Av. Italia 3318, CP 11600
E-mail: escande[at][dot]uy

Prof. Eduardo Nunes Chini
Laboratory of Signal Transduction
Dept of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
E-mail: dacy.lea[at]mayo[dot]edu

Bioguided fractionation and structural identification by NMR and MS of antimalarial compounds from medicinal plants from Benin (3 months)
Latifou Lagnika  (2859)
Dept de Biochimie et de Biologie Cellulaire
Faculte des Sciences et Techniques
Universite dÂ’Abomey-Calavi
O4 BP 0320
E-mail: latifkabe[at]yahoo[dot]fr
Dr Bernard Weniger
Unite de Pharmacognosie
Faculte de Pharmacie
Universite Louis Pasteur
BP 60024
67401 Illkirch
E-mail: bernard.weniger[at]pharma.u-strasbg[dot]fr
The effect of Campylobacter jejuni on the activation of human dendritic cells and B cells (3 months)
Nina van Sorge (3000)
University Medical Center
Dept of Immunology
Lundlaan 6
3584 EA Utrecht
The Netherlands
E-mail: N.M.vanSorge[at]helmons.demon[dot]nl

Dr Stuart Tangye
Centenary Institute of Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology
Locked Bag # 6
Newton, NSW 2042
E-mail: s.tangye[at][dot]au

Detection and analysis of extracellular phospholipids involved in plant defense signaling (3 months)
Gabriela Gonorazky (1040)
Institute of Biological Research
Mar del Plata National University
CC 1245, CP
7600 Mar del Plata
E-mail: gonorazk[at][dot]ar
Dr Teun Munnik
Faculty of Science
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
Kruislaan 318, Postbus 94062
1090 GB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
E-mail: munnik[at]science.uva[dot]nl
Purification and characterization of proteins showing specific binding activity to the promoter region the atp9 gene of cauliflower mitochondria (1 1/2 month)
Sabina Janicka (1812)
Dept of Plant Molecular Biology
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Adam Mickiewicz University
Miedzychodzka 5
60-371 Poznan
E-mail: sabjanic[at][dot]pl
Dr Jose Gualberto
Institute of Plant Molecular Biolgy
12 rue du General Zimmer
67084 Strasbourg
E-mail: jose.gualberto[at]ibmp-ulp.u-strasbg[dot]fr
Identification of functional residues for aspartic proteases from Plasmodium  falciparum (6 months)
Pedro Alberto Valiente Flores (1684)
Centre for Protein Studies
Biology Faculty
Havana University
Calle 25 numero 455 entre J e I
Habana 10400
E-mail: valiente[at]swissinfo[dot]org
Professor Pedro Geraldo Pascutti
Institute of Biophysics Carlos Chagas Filho
CCS, Bloco G, Sala G1-003
Cidade Universitaria
21949-6516 Rio de Janeiro
E-mail: pascutti[at]biof.ufrj[dot]br
Intracellular targeting of cytotoxic substances by using the anti-GD3 antibody R24 (2-3 months)
Ramiro Iglesias-Bartolome (3000)
Departamento de Quimica Biologica
Faculdad de Ciencias Quimicas
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Ciudad Universitaria
5000 Cordoba
E-mail: ramiro[at][dot]ar
Prof.Uri Saragovi
Dept of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Lady Davis Institute
Jewish General Hospital
3755 Cote St.Catherine. F 223
Montreal, Quebec, H3T  1E2
E-mail: horacio.saragovi[at]mcgill[dot]ca
Nitric oxide-mediated regulation of the basic helix-loop-helix protein FER, a regulator of iron uptake in tomato roots (3 months)
Magdalena Graziano (2187)
Instituto de Investigaciones Biologicas
Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
CC 1245
7600 Mar del Plata
E-mail: mgrazian[at][dot]ar
Dr Petra Bauer
FR 8.3 Biowissenschaften-Botanik
Naturwissenschaftlich-Technische Fakultat III
Universitat des Saarlandes
Postfach 15 11
D-66041 Saarbrucken
E-mail: p.bauer[at]mx.uni-saarland[dot]de
ATPase activity of 26S proteasome (3 weeks)
Monika Bajorek    (2966)
Department of Biology
The Technion
32000 Haifa
E-mail: bajorek[at][dot]il
Prof.Philip Coffino
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of California
San Francisco, California 94143-0414
E-mail: Philip.Coffino[at]ucsf[dot]edu