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NDIIF celebrates 10 year anniversary at Annual Imaging Workshop

NDIIF celebrates 10 year anniversary at Annual Imaging Workshop

Author: Sarah Chapman

The Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility was created in the fall of 2008 with the vision to establish a state-of-the-art research core that will consolidate the imaging capacity that is currently dispersed around campus and augment it with powerful new imaging modalities. A related goal was to create an interactive network of research groups, who are connected by their interest in imaging technology, and allow them to cross-fertilize ideas and form interdisciplinary collaborations.

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Physics researchers study reasons for biomolecule fragmentation from radiation

Physics researchers study reasons for biomolecule fragmentation from radiation

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Sylwia Ptasinska, associate professor of physics, published research in Physical Review Letters that begins to explain how low-energy electrons cause damage to DNA and proteins, molecules of life. She and her collaborators selected three formamide molecules to serve as models for proteins.

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Steven Corcelli, Matthew Ravosa, and Sylwia Ptasinska Receive 2019 Joyce Awards

Steven Corcelli, Matthew Ravosa, and Sylwia Ptasinska Receive 2019 Joyce Awards

Author: Cheryl Schairer

 

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Steven CorcelliSylwia Ptasinska ​, and Matthew Ravosa, faculty members of the Stavropoulos Center for Interdisciplinary Biophysics and the Biophysics Graduate Program, have received 2018-2019  Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

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Half a Million Dollars FY 2019 DURIP Grant is Awarded to the Center for Informatics and Computational Science (CICS)

Half a Million Dollars FY 2019 DURIP Grant is Awarded to the Center for Informatics and Computational Science (CICS)

Author: Mayra Ballines

Half a Million Dollars FY 2019 DURIP Grant is Awarded to the Center for Informatics and Computational Science (CICS) for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research applied to Scientific and Engineering Applications

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NDnano offers collaborative seed grants; proposal deadline is May 31

NDnano offers collaborative seed grants; proposal deadline is May 31

Author: Heidi Deethardt

Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) is accepting proposals from Notre Dame faculty in the Colleges of Science and Engineering for one-year seed grants. The purpose of the funding is to stimulate cross-college and cross-disciplinary research that broadens and deepens the understanding of complex scientific questions and grand technical challenges.…

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South Bend native returns to Notre Dame as chemistry professor

South Bend native returns to Notre Dame as chemistry professor

Katharine White

Growing up in South Bend and earning her degree from St Mary’s college, Katharine White never thought she would move back to the area. After all, White experienced the country from coast to coast from historic Boston to sunny California after her undergraduate career. Nevertheless, 12 years after earning her bachelor’s degree in chemistry, White now finds herself back as the Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame.

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Jun Li from ACMS Gregory Timp from EE and BIOS received $1.75 million R01 from NIH

Author: Kathy Phillips

Gregory Timp, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Electrical Engineering and Biological Sciences, and Jun Li, Associate Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, form an interdisciplinary team and receive $1.75 million R01 grant from NIH as two principal investigators.

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Drs. Bin Xu and Alexandra Jilkine Selected for Biophysical Society's Biophysical Journal Paper of the Year for 2018

Author: Cheryl Schairer

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Biophysical Society is pleased to announce that Bin Xu and Alexandra Jilkine, University of Notre Dame, have been selected as the winners of the Biophysical Journal Paper of the Year Award for 2018.  Their winning paper is titled Modeling the Dynamics of Cdc42 Oscillation in Fission Yeast

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New study reveals surprising effects of mutations in proteins

New study reveals surprising effects of mutations in proteins

Jeffrey Peng

Predicting how mutations in proteins alter their ability to function is critical to understanding what drives health and disease in humans. A new study in Structure, Cell Press by scientists at the University of Notre Dame and their colleagues demonstrates how a minor mutation can have far-reaching effects on a protein, playing a role in the onset of different diseases.

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$12,500 Student Grant Opportunity - Fall Deadline: October 1, 2018

$12,500 Student Grant Opportunity - Fall Deadline: October 1, 2018

Author: Sarah Chapman

The Research Like A Champion (RLAC) Program is offering $12,500 to any and all students who are interested in cancer research. For those of you who are not familiar with the RLAC Program, it is a collaborative effort within the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) to drive innovation in cancer research. Undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and departments across campus are invited to submit proposals for projects looking into the causes, detection, impact, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Individual students or groups of students who choose to work in a team are eligible to apply. …

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Biophysicist Jeffrey Peng awarded $1.1 million NIH grant to study role of protein dynamics in antibiotic resistance

Biophysicist Jeffrey Peng awarded $1.1 million NIH grant to study role of protein dynamics in antibiotic resistance

Author: Cheryl Schairer

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The β-lactams are a vast family of antibiotics that include the well-known penicillins; they remain the most widely administered antibiotics around the globe.  Results from this research could reveal new strategies for coping with the expanding scope of β-lactam resistance now happening among Gram-negative pathogens.

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Growth in Notre Dame research and scholarship funding continues

Growth in Notre Dame research and scholarship funding continues

The University of Notre Dame continued the steady expansion and growth of its research, scholarship, and creative endeavor programs during the most recent fiscal year (FY), recording $141.6 million in research funding. This surpasses the $138.1 million received in FY 2017. The amount is part of a trend that has led to a 75 percent increase in external research funding awarded to Notre Dame compared to 10 years ago. 

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Baker honored by the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program

Baker honored by the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program

Brian Baker, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Structural Biology at the University of Notre Dame, has received the Innovation Award from the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) local Coaches vs. Cancer program. The Innovation Award is described as being given to “an individual who demonstrates an innovative approach to treating or caring for cancer patients and their loved ones.”

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