International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Wood Whelan Awardees 2009

The fellowships are listed in the following format:


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

Crystallisation of a novel metalloproteinase and a myrosinase of Euphorbia cotinifolia and study of their 3-D structure by X-ray crystallography
4 months

Reetesh Kumar (2700)
Molecular Biology Unit
Institute of Medical Sciences
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 221005

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

Prof. Manuel Soriano
Instituto de Quimica
Universidad Nacional
Autonoma de Mexico
Circuito Exterior
Ciudad Universitaria
Mexico DF 04510
E-mail: soriano[at]servidor.unam[dot]mx

Role of phosphorylation on the regulation of Potexvirus infection
3 months

Maria Binaghi (1727)
Lab.of Plant Virology and Agrobiotechnology
Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences
Buenos Aires University
Intendente Guiraldes st. 2160
Ciudad Universitaria, C1428EGA
Buenos Aires
E-mail: maria_binaghi[at]hotmail[dot]com

Dr. Jeanmarie Verchot-Lubicz
Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology
Div. of Agricultur. Sciences & Natur Resources
Oklahoma State University
127/110 Noble Research Center
Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74078-3033

E-mail: verchot.lubicz[at]okstate[dot]edu

Exosome-mediated interaction of hepatocytes and stellate cells
3 months

Javier Conde Vancells (3000)
Metabolomics Unit
Parque Tecnologico de Bizkaia, Edificio 801 A
48160 Derio, Bizkaia
E-mail: jconde[at]cicbiogune[dot]es

Prof. Anna Mae Diehl
Division of Gastroenterology
Duke University Hospital South, Room 03107
Trent Drive, DUMC 3913
Durham, NC, 27710
E-mail: barbara.bennett[at]duke[dot]edu

Crystallization and structural analysis of a high affinity phosphate transporter (PiPT) from Piriformopora indica
3 months

Hemant Kumar (3000)
School of Life Sciences
Lab. N° 409
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi 110067

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

Prof. Robert Stroud
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
UCSF School of Medicine
600 16th street, MC 240
Genentech Hall Room  S412C
San Francico, CA, 94158-2517
E-mail: stroud[at]msg.ucsf[dot]edu

Molecular characterization of the entomopathogenic fungi Isaria spp from insect hosts in Argentina
3 months

Celeste Paola D’Alessandro (2821)
Center of Parasitological and Vector Studies
Calle 2 n°584
Ciudad La Plata
E-mail: celed1881[at][dot]ar

Dr. Daniel Sosa-Gomez
Caixa Postal 231
8601-970 Londrina PR
E-mail: drsg[at]cnpso.embrapa[dot]br

Comparative analysis of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) using microarray technology to identify the genomic polymorphism in patients affected by oesophageal cancer
3 months

Marco Matejcic (3000)
Cancer Biology Laboratory
Intern. Center for Genetic Engin. & Biotechnol.
Anzio Road
Observatory 7925
Cape Town
South Africa
E-mail: marco.005[at]libero[dot]it

Prof. Christopher Mathew
Dept of Medical and Molecular Genetics
King’s College London School of Medicine
8th Floor, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Email: Christopher.Mathew[at][dot]uk

Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) : its function as a modulator of both the innate and adaptive immune systems in lower vertebrates
3 months

Juana Maria Lugo Gonzalez (3000)
Cent. for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology
Animal Biotechnology Division
PO Box 6162
Havana 10600

E-mail: joana.lugo[at][dot]cu

Prof. Rosa P. Gomariz
Departamento de Biologia Celular
Faculdad de Bilologia
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
C/ José Antonio Novais 2
28040 Madrid
E-mail: gomariz[at]bio.ucm[dot]es

Assessment of the role of bgp1 and bgp2, two gene loci of Bordetella pertussis encoding the biosynthesis of a potential N-acetyl-galactosaminuronic acid polysaccharide, in biofilm formation in vitro and in vivo
4 months

Diego Omar Serra (3000)
Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo en Fermentaciones Industriales (CINDEFI)
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Calles 50 y 115 (1900) La Plata
Pcia Buenos Aires
E-mail: doserra[at]gmail[dot]com

Prof. Rajendar Deora
Dept of Microbiolgy and Immunology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC, 27157-1064

E-mail: rdeora[at]wfubmc[dot]edu

Molecular assessment of the genetic diversity of four leafy vegetables of outstanding importance as traditional food in Benin
2 months

Zouri Kifouli Adeoti (3000)
Laborat. de Biochimie et Biologie Moleculaire
Faculte des Sciences et Techniques
Universite d’Abomey-Calavi
04 BP 0320
E-mail: zoulade[at]yahoo[dot]fr

Dr. Alain Rival
Dept Systemes Biologiques (BioS)
B.P. 64501
34394 Montpellier Cedex 5

E-mail: alain.rival[at]ird[dot]fr

Exploring novel interactions between membrane fusion-controlling proteins
2 months

Facundo Rodriguez (3000)
Instituto de Histologia y Embryologia
Faculdad de Ciencias Medicas
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo-CONICET
Casilla de Correo 56
5500 Mendoza
E-mail: frodriguez[at][dot]ar

Dr. Dirk Fasshauer
Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Abt. Neurobiologie
Am Fassberg 11
370777 Göttingen

E-mail: dfassha[at]gwdg[dot]de

Studies, in a mouse model, on the role of IMP3, a novel RNA binding protein, in glioma development
4 months

Ramaswamy Suvasini (2860)
Dept of Microbiology and Cell Biology
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, 560 012

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

Prof. Inder Verma
Laboratory of Genetics
Salk Institute
PO Box 85800
San Diego, CA, 92186-5800
E-mail: coyne[at]salk[dot]edu

Genome-wide RNAi screening to identify novel nuclear actin regulating proteins in Drosophila melanogaster
3 months

Joseph Dopie Bayor (3000)
Institute of Biotechnology
University of Helsinki
PO Bos 56
00014 Helsinki
E-mail: jdopie[at][dot]fi

Dr. Stephanie Mohr
Department of Genetics
Drosophila RNAi Screening Center
Harvard Medical School
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
E-mail: Stephanie_Mohr[at]hms.harvard[dot]edu

RET (REarranged during Transfection)-phosphorlation and neurite out-growth assays with GDNF (glial-cell-line-derived neurotrophic factor) glycosylation mutants
2 months

Elisa Piccinini (2320)
Dipartimento di Biologia
Inversita di Pisa
Via Luca Ghini 5
56126 Pisa
E-mail: elisa.piccinini[at]helsinki[dot]fi

Dr. Pia Runeberg-Roos
Institute of Biotechnology
University of Helsinki
P.O. Box 56
00014 Helsinki
E-mail: pia.runeberg[at]helsinki[dot]fi

Study of the interaction of Sticholysins I an II with model membranes using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamic simulations
6 months

Ararcelys Lopez Castilla (1394)
Center for Protein Studies
Biology Faculty
University of Havana
Calle 25 # 455 entre J e I
La Habana  CP 10400

E-mail: aracelys[at]fbio.uh[dot]cu

Prof. Jose Ricardo Pires
Centro Nacional de Ressonancia Magnetica
Nuclear de Macromoleculas
Instituto de Bioquimica Medica
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Av.Brig. Trompowiski s/n CCS bloc E, sala 10
21941-590 Rio de Janeiro
E-mail: jrmpires[at]cnrmn.bioqmed.ufrj[dot]br

The role of the chemokine CCL2 on migration and activation of microglial cells and leukocytes in the central nervous system
3 months

Javier Anibal Soria (3000)
Deapartamento de Bioquimica Clinica
Facultad de Cs.Qs
Univ. Nacion. de Cordoba, CIBICI-CONICET
Haya de la Torre esq. Medina Allende
Ciudad Universitaria
X500HUA Cordoba
E-mail: javiersoria[at][dot]ar

Prof. Sergio A. Lira
Co-Director, Immunology Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1425 Madison Avenue
Box 1630, Room 12-20
New York, NY 10029

E-mail: sergio.lira[at]mssm[dot]edu