International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Wood Whelan Awardees 2006

The fellowships are listed in the following format:


Title and Duration of a Research Project
Recipient (Award in US$)Host supervisor

Immuno-localization of a plant subtilase encoded by the AtSW84 gene (2 months)

Marta Derba (600)
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Adam Mickiewicz University
Miedzychodzka 5
60-317 Poznan

e-mail: martad[at][dot]pl
Prof.Anders Ericsson
Dept of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Petrus Laestadius vag
901-83 Umea

e-mail: Anders.Ericsson[at]genfys.slu[dot]se
Dimerization of the genomic viral RNA included in the infectious particles of Murine Leukemia Virus (MuLV): effect of the presence of a new subgenomic RNA (1 month)
Stephan Maurel (2865)
Infections retrovirales et signalisation cellulaire
Institut de Biologie
4 Bd Henri IV
34960 Montpellier Cedex 2

e-mail: stephan.maurel[at]univ-montp1[dot]fr 
Prof. Alice Telesnitsky
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School
1150 W. Medical Center Dr. Rm 5641
Ann Arbor MI 48109-0620

e-mail: ateles[at]umich[dot]edu
Effects of histone modifications on gene expression : Use of chromatin immunoprecipitation to study if subtelomeric genes preferentially interact with certain sub-species of modified histone (3 months)
Muhammad Attiq Rehman (2243)
Dept of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1

e-mail: amuhamma[at]uoguelph[dot]ca
Prof. Hisao Masai
Dept of Integrated Biosciences
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Sciences
3-18-22 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113-8613

e-mail : hmasai[at]rinshoken.or[dot]jp
Role of Toxoplasma gondii small heat shock proteins during parasite development (2 months)
Natalia de Miguel (1500)
Instituto de Investigaciones Biotecnologicas
CONICET-Universidad Nacional de San Martin
Camino de Circunvalacion Laguna Km 6 CC 164
(B7130IWA) Chascomus, Pcia de Buenos Aires

e-mail: ndemiguel[at][dot]ar
Dr Henri Vial
Dynamique Mol. des Interactions Membranaires
Universite de Montpellier II, UMR 5539 CNRS
Bt 24 CC 107, place Eugene Bataillon
34095 Montpellier Cedex 5

e-mail: vial[at]univ-montp2[dot]fr
An evaluation of mitochondrial DNA replication and transcription in NADH: ubiquinone oxidoreductase deficiency (3 months)
Fimmie Reinecke (3000)
Mitochondrial Laboratorium
North-West University
PO Box 20684
Potchefstroom, 2522
South Africa

e-mail: BCHFR[at][dot]za
Prof. Jan A.M.Smeitink
Metabolic and Endocrine Diseases
Department of Pediatrics
University Medical Center
Huispost 833, PO Box 9101
6500 HB Nijmegen
The Netherlands

e-mail: J.Smeitink[at]cukz.umcn[dot]nl
Steady-state and stopped-flow kinetic analyses of recombinant enzymes obtained from site-directed mutants of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, to understand the mechanisms of action of adrenodoxin reductase (4 months)
Andrea Pennati (2450)
Dept. of Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology
University of Milan
Via Celoria 26
20133 Milan

e-mail: Andrea.Pennati[at]unimi[dot]it
Prof. Giovanni Gadda
Chemistry Department
Georgia State University
P.O.Box 4098
Atlanta, Georgia, 30302-4098

e-mail: ggadda[at]gsu[dot]edu
Structural and functional characterization of the first natural inhibitor of pyroglutamyl peptidase II isolated from the marine annelid Hermodice carunculata (1 month)
Isel Pascual Alonso (1635)
Center for Protein Studies
Faculdad de Biologia
Universidad de La Habana
La Habana 10400

e-mail: clark[at]ceniai.inf[dot]cu
Dr Jean-Lois Charli
Instituto de Biotecnologia
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Apdo 510-3
Cuernavaca, Morelos 62250

e-mail: charli[at]ibt.unam[dot]mx
Microbiological production and characterization of intracellular polyhydroxyalkanoate storage materials (6 months)
Daniel Bello Gil (1000)
Dept of Biochemistry
Cuban Research Inst.on Sugercane Byproducts
PO Box 4026 CH-10, CP : 11000
La Habana

e-mail: daniel.bello[at][dot]cu
Dr Helmut Brandl
Institut fur Umweltwissenschaften
Universitat Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH- 8057 Zurich

e-mail: hbrandl[at]uwinst.unizh[dot]ch
Analysis of sex determination and differentiation mechanisms in fish species of the Austrolebias genus (1 month)
Maria Jose Arezo Rezza (1000) Biologia Celular y Molecular
Faculdad de Ciencias
Universidad de la Republica
G a 4225- :11400

e-mail: maui[at][dot]uy
Prof. Miguel Concha
Lab. of Comparative and Developmental Biology
Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas
Faculdad de Medicina.  Universidad de Chile
Clasificador 7- Correo 7

e-mail: mconcha[at]med.uchile[dot]cl
Cloning and functional characterization of two triterpene synthases (cycloartenol-and beta-amyrin synthases) from Olea europaea (4 months)
Naim Stiti (2462)
Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
El Manar University

e-mail: naime_s[at]yahoo[dot]fr
Dr Marie Andree Hartmann
Institut de Biologie Moleculaire des Plantes
12 rue du General Zimmer
67084 Strasbourg

e-mail: MA.Hartmann[at]ibmp-ulp.u-strasbg[dot]fr
Role of the mitochondrial adenylate kinase during the life cycle of the African trypanosome (3 months)
Leon Alberto Bouvier (904)
Lab. de Biol. Molecular de Trypanosoma cruzi
Instituto de Investigac. Medicas Alfredo Lanari
Av.Combatientes de Malvinas 3150
1427 Capital Federal

e-mail: lbouvier[at]gmail[dot]com
Prof.Herman Waldmann
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3RE

e-mail: herman.waldmann[at][dot]uk
Nitric oxide regulation of auxin signalling (3 months)
Mria Cecilia Terrile (1800)
Instituto de Investigaciones Biologicas
Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata
Funes 3250, 4°Nivel, CC 1245
7600 Mar del Plata

e-mail: mterrile[at][dot]ar
Prof. Mark Estelle
Dept of Biology
Indiana University
915 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN

e-mail: maestell[at]indiana[dot]edu
Comparison of the phosphorylation status of rat liver glycogen synthase in several metabolic conditions, using mass spectrometry and antibodies against phosphorylated epitopes (3 months)
Oscar Blanco Presas (3000)
Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Parc Cientific de Barcelona
Josep Samitier 1-5
08028 Barcelona

e-mail: oblanco[at]pcb.ub[dot]es
Prof. Steven Gygi
Department of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School
240 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA, 02115

e-mail: sgygi[at]hms.harvard[dot]edu
Study of the axon-glial interactions at the internodes (2 months)
Veronica Noya Rolando (2200)
Dept of Proteins and Nucleic Aicids
Inst. de Investigac. Biologicas Clemente Estable
Av. Italia 3318, C.P. 11600

e-mail: veronicanoyaro[at]gmail[dot]com
Dr Laurence Goutebroze
Transduction du Signal
17 rue du Fer a Moulin
75005 Paris

e-mail: goutebro[at]fer-a-moulin.inserm[dot]fr