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Spring 2018 Warren Roundup Published

Welcome to the first edition of the Warren Roundup, wherein an attempt is made to summarize accomplishments by members of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery. In addition, you will find below a succinct summary of the services provided by each of the three scientific cores (synthesis, computational, and biological). Not only do I invite you to provide updates for inclusion in upcoming issues, but I also encourage you to learn more about the Warren Center cores and how they can help expedite your research.…

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All are welcome to attend the 2018 S.T.E.M. event during Reunion week

All are welcome to attend the 2018 S.T.E.M. event during Reunion week

Author: Sarah Craig

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The College of Engineering, College of Science, and Notre Dame Research are jointly celebrating the Alumni Association’s Annual Reunion with an event on Friday, June 1, 2018. The festivities will be held in the new McCourtney Hall and will feature fun S.T.E.M. themed food, drinks, and participatory activities.  

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Physics graduate students receive 2018 Center for Research Computing (CRC) Award for Computational Sciences and Visualization

Author: Shelly Goethals

The Department of Physics is proud to announce that two graduate students have been recognized with a 2018 Center for Research Computing (CRC) Award for Computational Sciences and Visualization, James Kapaldo and Anna McCoy. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the areas of computational sciences and visualization. Such contributions may include, but are not limited to: 1) applications of high performance computation and/or visualization technology; 2) development of algorithms, codes, software environments or other tools for better using high performance computing and/or visualization.

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Notre Dame Imaging Facility to host 5th Annual Microscopy Workshop

Notre Dame Imaging Facility to host 5th Annual Microscopy Workshop

On Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) will host its annual Midwest Imaging and Microanalysis Workshop at the McKenna Conference Center. The event will feature presentations from faculty across the region, including Purdue University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Michigan.

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Notre Dame International Announces New Recipients of NDI Faculty Research Grants

Notre Dame International Announces New Recipients of NDI Faculty Research Grants

Author: Colleen Wilcox

Sixteen collaborative research grants were awarded to Notre Dame faculty and research partners around the world.

 

Notre Dame International hosted a special ceremony to honor and recognize the recipients for the 2018-19 international research collaboration grant cycle.

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Multi-university collaboration developing platform to improve research reproducibility

Multi-university collaboration developing platform to improve research reproducibility

From engineering to biology, there is at least some concern of whether or not a given study’s results can be reproduced and therefore utilized in another study. To overcome this challenge, computational scientists from five research universities, including the University of Notre Dame, are developing a cyberinfrastructure and supporting tools that allow researchers to conduct and track their work – including data and methodologies – in a reproducible way.

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Enzyme in bacteria initiates repair of cell walls damaged by antibiotics

Enzyme in bacteria initiates repair of cell walls damaged by antibiotics

Shahriar Mobashery

Beta-lactam antibiotics, including penicillin, are one of the most widely used class of antibiotics in the world. Though they’ve been in use since the 1940s, scientists still don’t fully understand what happens when this class of drugs encounters bacteria. Now, researchers at the University of Notre Dame have elucidated how an enzyme helps bacteria rebound from damage inflicted by antibiotics not strong enough to immediately kill the bacteria on contact.

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Best Imaging Publication Award Nominations now open to Notre Dame Researchers

Best Imaging Publication Award Nominations now open to Notre Dame Researchers

Notre Dame researchers, including students and faculty members, are invited to nominate a fellow colleague to receive a Best Imaging Publication award. The recognition is offered by the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility (NDIIF) to recognize those who utilize NDIIF equipment

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University of Notre Dame establishes new research center for delivering data-driven, predictive computational models

University of Notre Dame establishes new research center for delivering data-driven, predictive computational models

Dramatic advances in data sciences, machine learning, and scientific computing, as well as the growing ability to collect scientific data, has led to a need for improved predictive modeling and design of complex systems. In order to better characterize the predictability of computational models and product performance, a new research center at the University of Notre Dame, the Center for Informatics and Computational Science (CICS), will develop mathematical, statistical, and scientific computing techniques to address the challenges associated with uncertainty quantification.

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Biophysicist Patricia Clark awarded $1.1M Keck grant for protein folding study

Biophysicist Patricia Clark awarded $1.1M Keck grant for protein folding study

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Patricia Clark, Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a $1.1 million, four-year grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to develop an innovative approach to replicate in test tubes a universal component of protein folding within cells.

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Smallest-scale work in electrochemistry leads to sizable research strides

Smallest-scale work in electrochemistry leads to sizable research strides

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At a few billionths of a meter, a nanopore is too tiny to see and too tiny to image easily. These miniscule cavities, when created in synthetic materials, are incredibly powerful. One of Notre Dame’s research groups is among the earliest to investigate electron transfer reactions inside nanopores, and therefore was invited to share their insights in a perspective paper published in ACS Central Science.

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