International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Wood Whelan Awardees 2013

The fellowships are listed in the following format:

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

EKC/KEOPS complex subunits in Drosophila melanogaster
4 months

Diego Alejandro Rojas Benitez (US $1000)
Developmental Biology Laboratory
Faculty of Sciences
Univeristy of Chile
Chile


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

Prof EW Triplett
University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
1355 Museum Road
Gainesville, Florida
USA
E-mail : ewt[at]ufl[dot]edu

Induction of immunogenic autophagy by EPGR-SGLT1 blockade with the anti-EGFR specific monoclonal antibody nimotuzumab
4 months

Ailem Rabasa Capote (US $3000)
Tumor Immunology Direction Centre of Molecular Immunology
216 St and 15th Ave, Siboney, Playa
Havana
Cuba

E-mail: ailem[at]cim.sld[dot]cu

Dr. D Green
Head of Immunology Department
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Memphis
USA


E-mail : douglas.green[at]stjude[dot]org

Characterize Mitochondrial Function in different tissues of glycogen branching enzyme knock-out heterozygote mice
1.5 months

Dominika Malinska (US $2800)
Laboratory of Bioenergetics and
Biomembranes
Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
Ul. Pasteura 3, 02-093, Warsaw
Poland
E-mail: mzli[at]sibs.ac[dot]cn

Prof J Guinovart
Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Parc Cientific de Barcelona
Baldiri Reixac, 10
E-08028 – Barcelona
Spain
Email: guinovart[at]irbbarcelona[dot]org

Analysis of associated alternations of exosomal MIR transcriptome and proteome in colorectal cancer cells following cetuximab treatment
4 months

Marco Maugeri (US $3100)
Department ‘G.F. Ingrassia’
Biology, Genetics and Bioinformatics Unit
Via Santa Sofia 87
95123, Catania
Italy
E-mail: marco.maugeri[at]unict[dot]it

Prof Jörg Hoheisel
DKFZ
Funktionelle Genomanalyse
D-69120, Heidelberg
Germany


E-mail : j.hoheisel[at]dffz[dot]de

Decipher the LDL receptor-related protein 1 dependent uptake and the subsequent intracellular processing of LRP1 ligands
4 months

Javier-Roberto Jaldin-Fincati (US $3500)
Centre for Research in Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology
CIBICI-CONICET
School of Chemical Sciences, Cordoba
National University
Cordoba
Argentina
E-mail: jfincati[at]mail.fcq.unc.edu[dot]ar

Prof Dr. Jörg Heeren
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology
University Medical Clinic Hamburg-
Eppendorf
Martinistrasse 52, 20246
Hamburg
Germany
E-mail : heeren[at]uke[dot]de

The effects that endocrine disrupters could produce in the generation of glial cells from precursor cells & response of cells in the Fgfr3-iCreER (T2) transgenic mouse line
3 months

Beatriz Castro Bohórquez (US $4000)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Grenada
Spain


E-mail: beacb[at]ugr[dot]es

Dr W Richardson
University College London
Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Email: w.richardson[at]ucl.ac[dot]uk

Molecular Modelling of mutant G6PD proteins
3 months

Ricardo Graña-Montes (US $3100)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology Lab Campus de la Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
Bellaterra E-08193
Spain
E-mail: ricardo.grana[at]uab[dot]cat

Dr K Lindorff-Larsen
Department of Biology
University of Copenhagen
2200 Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Denmark
E-mail : lindorff[at]bio.ku[dot]dk

Crosstalk between progesterone and glucocorticoid receptors in breast cancer cells
3 months

Maria Florencia Ogara (US $4000)
LEGMA-IFIBYNE-Conicet
Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences
University of Buenos Aires
Argentina
E-mail : flopyogara[at]qb.fcen.uba[dot]ar

Dr Guillermo P Vincent
CRG- Centre de Regulacio Genomica
Edif. PRBB, Dr. Aiguader, 88
08003 Barcelona
Spain
E-mail : guillermo.vicent[at]crg[dot]es

Peroxynitrite formation in vascular endothelium: interaction with eNOS and role in endothelial dysfunction mediated by ADMA
3 months

Natalia Subelzú (US $3000)
Faculty of Medicine
University of the Republica
Montevideo
Uruguay
E-mail: nsubelzu[at]fmed.edu[dot]uy

Dr Thomas Michel
Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115
USA
E-mail : Thomas_Michel[at]hms.harvard[dot]edu

Study of the role of lipid signalling and lipid oxidation products in Alzheimer’s disease: identification and modulation of survival molecular pathways to counteract neurodegeneration
4 months

Elisa Canepa (US $4000)
University of Genoa
Via L.B Alberti 2
16132, Genoa
Italy


E-mail : elisa.canepa[at]unige[dot]it

Dr Mohsen Meydani
TUFTS University
Human Nutrition Research - Center of Aging at Tufts University
711 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
USA
E-mail : mohsen.meydani[at]tufts[dot]edu

Human tumour glycolipid characterisation by HPTLC-blot and MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry methods
3 months

Darel Martinez Bedoya (US $3300)
Tumour Biology Direction
Center of Molecular Immunology
216 St & 15th Avenue, Siboney, Playa
Havana
Cuba

Email : darel[at]cim.sld[dot]cu

Prof Mitsutoshi Setou
Hamamatsu University of Medicine
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
1-20-1 Handayama, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-3192
Japan


Email : mitsutoshi.setou[at]gmail[dot]com

Dual role of RhoA during initial neuronal polarization and axonal elongation may depend on effector protein segregation
3 months

José I Wojnacki
Institute of Medical Research (IMMF)
National Council of Science and Technology
CONICER
Friuli 2434
Cordoba
Argentina
Email : jose.wo[at]gmail[dot]com

Prof G. Gundersen
Department of Pathology & Cell Biology
Columbia University
P&S 15-420
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY – 10032
USA
Email : ggg1[at]columbia[dot]edu

Membrane and protein dynamic processes leading to pore formation by actinoporins:
toxins from sea anenomes
2 months

Uris Lianne Ros Quinoces
Center for Protein Studies (CEP)
Biology Faculty, University of Havana
Calle 25, Numero 455 entre I y J, Vedado,
Plaza de la Revolucion, La Habana
Cuba
Email: uris[at]fbio.uh[dot]cu

Dr Prof Ana. J. García Sáez
Full Professor of Biochemistry
University of Tȕbingen
Max Planck Institute
Germany


Email: ajegarsa[at]mf.mpg[dot]de