International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Wood Whelan Awardees 2007

The fellowships are listed in the following format:


Title and Duration of a Research Project
Recipient (Award in US$)Host supervisor
Determination by NMR of the role of sugar moities of substrate in their interaction with the lectin-chaperone Calreticulin
2 months

Garima Gupta (2900)
Molecular Biophysics Unit
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560012

E-mail: ggupta[at]mbu.iisc.ernet[dot]in

Prof.Jesus Jimenez Barbero
Structural Biology of Proteins
Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas, CSIC

E-mail : jjbarbero[at]cib.csic[dot]es

Interaction of peptides with biological relevance with models of biomembranes by Atomic Force Microscopy
3 months

Sonia Troeira Henriques (1857) Quimica e Bioquimica
Faculdade de Ciencias da Univ.Lisboa
Edificio C8, Campo Grande
1749-016 Lisboa

E-mail:  sthenriques[at]fc.ul[dot]pt

Prof. Marie-Isabel Aguilar
Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Monash University
Clayton, Vic. 3800

E-mail : mibel.aguilar[at][dot]au

Role of nitric oxide in the differentiation of trophoblast
2 months

Gopi Krishna Kolluru (2250)
AU-KBC Research Centre
Anna University
MIT Campus, Chrompet
Chennai 6OO044

E-mail:  gk_kolluru[at]rediffmail[dot]com

Prof. Arun Dharmarajan
School of Anatomy and Human Biology
University iof Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia, 6009

E-mail: Arunasalam.Dharmarajan[at][dot]au

Studies on the function of Trypanosoma brucei Hsp40 protein by RNA interference
1-1.5 month

Michael Hans Ludewig (1400)
Dept of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology
Rhodes University
Grahamstown 6139
South Africa

E-mail: g9731593[at][dot]za

Dr David Horn
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Keppel street
London WC1E 7HT

E-mail: David.Horn[at][dot]uk

The use of site-directed mutagenesis to study the mechanism of action of Cyt toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt)
3 months

Kerrick Nevels (2000)
Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Southern Mississipi
Box 5043
Hattiesburg MS 39406

E-mail: kjnevels[at]hotmail[dot]com

Dr Boonhiang Promdonkoy
National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
113 Thailand Science Park
Pathumthani 12120

E-mail: boonhiang[at]biotec.or[dot]th

Association of nutritional and genetic determinants in homocysteine metabolism with the risk of cleft palate in Benin
2 months

Patrice Avogbe (2825)
Dept de Biochimie et de Biologie Cellulaire
Faculte des Sciences et Techniques
Universite d’Abomey-Calavi
04 BP 0320 Cotonou

E-mail: avogbe[at]yahoo[dot]fr

Prof. Jean-Louis Gueant
Labor. de Pathologie Cellulaire et Moleculaire
Faculte de Medecine
BP 184
54511 Vandoeuvre les Nancy

E-mail: Jean-Louis.Gueant[at]medecine.uhp-nancy[dot]fr

Studies on the effect of several chemical compounds on the amastigote form of Trypanosoma cruzi
1 month

Lucia Boiani (1000)
Instituto de Quimica Biologica
Faculdad de Ciencias
Universita de la Republica
Montevideo 11400

E-mail: lboiani[at][dot]uy

Prof. Juan Jose Cazzulo
Insituto de Investigaciones Biotecnologicas
Universidad Nacional de General San Martin
Av. General Paz y Albarellos
INTI, Edificio 24
Casilla de Correo 30
1650 San Martin

E-mail: jcazzulo[at][dot]ar

Role of reactive oxygen species, produced in the plastoquinone pool and the electron transport chain, in the regulation of photosystem II antenna size and carotenoid biosynthesis
3 months

Maria Mansurovna Mubarakshina (2825)
Institute of Basic Biological Problems
Russian Academy of Sciences
Pushchino, Moscow Region, 142290

E-mail: mashmabur[at]rambler[dot]ru

Prof. Roberto Bassi
Dipartimento Scientifico e Tecnologico
Laboratory of Photosynthesis
Strada Le Grazie
37134 Verona

E-mail: bassi[at]sci.univr[dot]it

Use of electron microscopy to study the mechanisms of the  « stoned» protein role in endocytosis during early development of the Drosophila eye
3 months

Riddhi Majumnder (1510)
Bangalore 560065

E-mail : riddhi[at]ncbs.res[dot]in

Prof. Helmuth Krämer
Department of Neuroscience
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX, 75390-9111

E-mail: hkrame[at]mednet.swmed[dot]edu

Study, by sequence analyses, of the evolution of coxsackievirus A24 variant strains causing large outbreaks of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis
4 months

Magile Fonseca (3000)
Tropical Medicine Institute »Pedro Kouri »
Autopista Novia del Medioda Km 6
PO Box 601
Ciudad Habana

E-mail: magile[at]ipk.sld[dot]cu

Prof. Helene Norder
Dept of Virology
Section for Hepatitis and Enteroviruses
Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control
SE-171 82 Solna

E-mail: helene.norder[at][dot]se

Is the selective constraint of a protein correlated to the mutation rate ?
4 months

Nina Stoletzki (1000)
Evolutionary Biology
Department Biologie II
Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen
Grosshaderner strasse 2
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

E-mail: nstoletzki[at]googlemail[dot]com

Prof. Adam Eyre-Walker/ Dr E.A.John
Dept of Biology & Environmental Science
School of Life Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QG

E-mail: e.a.john[at][dot]uk

Micro-array analysis of citrus gene expression during host and non-host plant-bacteria interactions
3 months

Lucas Daurelio (3000)
Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular
Fac. de Ciencias Bioquimicas y Farmaceuticas
Universidad Nacional de Rosario
Suipacha 531
Rosario, Santa Fe

E-mail: daurelio[at][dot]ar

Dr Manuel Talon
Director of Centro de Genomica
Instit. Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias
46113 Valencia

E-mail: mtalon[at]ivia[dot]es

Cloning and characterization of plant genes involved in non-host pathogen-plant interactions
4 months

Ramanna Hemma (2000)
Department of Crop Physiology
University of Agricultural Sciences
GKVK Campus
Bangalore 560 065

E-mail: hemadna[at]yahoo[dot]com

Dr Kirankumar Mysore
Plant Biology Division
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
2510 Samuel Noble Parkway
Ardmore, Oklahoma, 73401

E-mail: ksmysore[at]noble[dot]org

Cloning and characterization of epicuticular wax synthesizing genes from mulberry : A potential option to reduce transpiration and post-harvest water loss
1 month

H.M. Mamrutha (1800)
Dept of Crop Physiology
University of Agricultural Sciences
GKVK Campus
Bangalore 560 065

E-mail: mamruthamadhu[at]gmail[dot]com

Prof. Matthew Jenks
Dept of Horticulture
Purdue University
625 Agriculture Mail Drive
West Lafayette, IN,

E-mail: jenksm[at]purdue[dot]edu

Protein-protein interactions and molecular recognition in membranes
1 month

Hang Hubert Yin (3000)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado,

E-mail: hubert.yin[at]colorado[dot]edu

Prof. Yechiel Shai
Biological Chemistry and Cancer Research
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 76100

E-mail: Yechiel.Shai[at][dot]il

Association of α2M/LRP-1 system with retinal neovascularization in animal and human eye tissues
3 months

Pablo Frederico Barcelona (3000)
Departamento de Bioquimica Clinica
Faculdad de Ciencias Quimicas
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Haya de la Torre y Medina  Allende
Ciudad Universitaria
5000 Cordoba

E-mail:  pbarcelona[at][dot]ar

Professor Gerard A. Lutty
Wilmer Ophtalmological Institute
170 Woods Research Building
John Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD, 21287-9115

E-mail: galutty[at]jhmi[dot]edu

Investigation of statistical proprties of methods of meta-analysis applied to the combination of data in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
1 month

Tiago Veiga Pereira (3000)
Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Federal University of Sao Polo
Av. Dr Eneas de Carvalho Agular, 44
10 andar Cerqueira Cesar-CEP
05403-000 Sao Polo, SP

E-mail: tiago.pereira[at]incor.usp[dot]br

Dr John P.A. Ioannidis
Dept of Hygiene and Epidemiology
University of Ioannina
Medical School

E-mail: jioannid[at]cc.uoi[dot]gr