International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Wood Whelan Awardees 2008

The fellowships are listed in the following format:


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

Molecular mechanisms of intra-acrosomal calcium mobilization during the acrosome reaction
2 months

Maria Teresa Branham (2500)
Instituto der Histologia y Embryologia
Faculdad de Ciencias Medicas
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
Casilla de Correo 56
5500 Mendoza

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

Dr. Alberto Darszon
Instituto de Biotecnologia
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Av. Universidad 2001
Morelos 62210

E-mail : darszon[at]ibt.unam[dot]mx

Studies on the ability of PfHsp40 ad Pfj1 to regulate the chaperone activity of PfHsp70 of the parasite Plasmodium falciparum and on their potential to serve as anti-malarial targets
2 1/2 months

Melissa Botha (2617)
Dept of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology
P.O.Box 94
Rhodes University
South Africa 6140

E-mail: g01b0995[at][dot]za

Prof. Jeffrey Brodsky
Dept. of Biological Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
274 A Crawford Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260

E-mail: jbrodsky[at]imap.pitt[dot]edu

Studies on the moleular mechanisms involved in the regulation of the thyroid hormone receptor expression by insulin-like growth factor type I (IGF-I) in liver and piyuitary cells
4 months

Sebastian Susperreguy (3000)
Centro de Investig. en Bioquim. Clin. e Immunol.
Faculdad de Ciencias Quimicas
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
5000 Cordoba

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

Dr. Ana Aranda
Instituto de Investig.Biomedicas « Albert Sols »
C/ Arturo Duperier 4
28029 Madrid

E-mail : aaranda[at]iib.uam[dot]es

Studies of potato genes regulated by infection with the late blight pathogen
4 months

Briardo Llorente (900)
Institute for Research in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Vuelta de Obligado 2490
C1428 ADN Buenos Aires

E-mail: llorente[at]dna.uba[dot]ar

Prof.Erik Ostergard Jensen
Dept of Molecular Biology
Aarhus University
Gustav Wieds vej 10
DK 8000 Aarhus C

E-mail : eoj[at][dot]dk

Evolutive insight into glycosyltransferases related to sucrose metabolism focused by direct evolution of Anabena sp.PCC7120 and Agrobacterium tumefaciens C58 proteins
3 months

Letitia Torres (2991)
Biological Research Centre
Foundation for Applied Biological Research
CC 1348
7600 Mar del Plata

E-mail : ltorres[at][dot]ar 

Dr. Aurelio Hidalgo
Centro de Biologia Molecular« Severo Ochoa »
Faculdad de Ciencias, Universidad Autonoma
28049 Cantoblanco

E-mail : ahidalgo[at]cbm.uam[dot]es

Intrinsically photosensitive chicken retina ganglion cells: Is a novel visual cycle involved in retinal recycling?
2 ½ months

Daniella Verra (3000)
CIQUIBIC. Depto de Quimica Biologica
Fac. de Ciencias Quimicas
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Ciudad Universitaria
5000 Cordoba

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

Prof. Andrew Tsin
Dept of Biology
University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas, 78249-0662

E-mail: Andrew.Tsin[at]utsa[dot]edu

Studies of finger millet stress-responsive transcription factors by microarray analysis and virus-induced gene silencing
4 months

Rame Gowda (2000)
Dept of Crop Physiology
University of Agricultural Sciences,
GKVK Campus
Bangalore 560065

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

Prof. Kiran Mysore
Plant Biology Division
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, Oklahoma, 73401

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

Use of the COVG version of the voltage clamp technique to measure ionic and gating current in single frog oocytes expressing cloned ion channels
2 months

Sanjeev Kumar Upadhyay (3000)
National Center for Biological Sciences
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Bangalore 560065

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

Professor Michael Sanguinetti
Dept of Physiology
University of Utah
Nora Eccles Harrison CVRTI
95 South 2000 East
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108

E-mail: sanguinetti[at]xserve.cvrti.utah[dot]edu

Evaluation of activity of Hepcidin-GFP produced by transfected Huh7 cells
2 ½ months

Alkmini Kalousi (3000)
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
University of Thessaly
P.O. Box 1400
Mezourlo Larissa, 41110

E-mail: alkalous[at]med.uth[dot]gr

Prof. Kostas Pantopoulos
McGill University
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital
3755 Cote-Ste Catherine Road
Montreal, Quebec H3T 1E2

E-mail: kostas.pantopoulos[at]mcgill[dot]ca

Elucidating the roles of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) in genomic instability of embryonic stem cells
2 months

Philip Litto Thomas (3000)
Division of Molecular Reproductiion
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
Thycaud P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram 695014

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

Prof. Raj R. Rao
Chemical and Life Science Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
601 West Main Street
P.O.Box 843028
Richmond, Virginia, 23284-3028

E-mail: rrrao[at]vcu[dot]edu

Construction of a cDNA library from basophils and screening for basogranulin expression
1 month

Ahmed Fawzi Abou Karima (1680)
Immunopharmacology Group
Southampton General Hospital
MP 837 Level F South Block
Tremona Road
Southampton SO16 6YD

E-mail: aaer1u06[at][dot]uk

Prof. Peter Zabel
Dept of Clinical Medicine
Divis. of Cellular Allergology
Research Center Borstel
Parkallee 35
22845 Borstel

E-mail: pzabel[at]fz-borstel[dot]de

Isolation and characteriztion of strawberry genes induced by UV-C treatment
3 months

Hernan Rosli (2940)
Innstituto de Investigaciones Biotecnologicas
Instituto Tecnologico Chascomus (B7130IWA)
Camino de Circunvalacion Laguna Km 6
CC 164 (7130) Chascomus
Pcia. Buenos Aires

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

Prof. Kevin Folta
Horticultural Sciences Dept
University of Florida
1301 Fifield Hall
Box 110690
Gainesville, FL 32611

Identification of novel mTOR binding partners
3 months

Dr. Ivan Nemazanyy (3000)
Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics
150 Zabolotnogo str.
03680 Kiev

E-mail: nemazanyy[at][dot]ua

Prof. Ivan Gout
Res. Dept of Structural & Molecular Biology
University College London
Gower street
London WC1 6BT

E-mail: i.gout[at][dot]uk

Characterization of aminopeptidase N (an enzyme belonging to the M1 family of metallopeptidases) inhibitors from marine invertebrates
1 month

Dr. Isel Pascual Alonso (1365)
Center for Protein Studies
Faculty of Biology
University of Havana
Havana 10400

E-mail: clark[at]ceniai.inf[dot]cu

Dr. Jean-Louis Charli
Instituto de Biotecnologia
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Av. Universiudad 2001
Col.Chamilpa CP 62210
Cuernavaca, Morelos

E-mail: charli[at]ibt.unam[dot]mx

Studies of the biochemical properties of the cathepsins secreted by the invasive juvenile stages of the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica
3 months

Ms Ileana Corvo Mautone (3000)
Genetics Dept
School ofMedicine
Universidad de la Republica
Gral Flores 2125  CP 11800

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

Prof. John P. Dalton
Inst. for the Biotechnol. of Infectious Diseases
University of Technology
Corner :Thomas and Harris street
Sydney, NSW 2007

E-mail: John.Dalton[at][dot]au