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Instrumentation Funding for Biomolecular Interactions

Author: Gene Stowe

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Funding from the National Institutes of Health was awarded for the purchase of an ultrasensitive microcalorimeter for the study of biomolecular interactions.

The instrument, a Microcal ITC200, tracks the heat released when two molecules interact, allowing determination of a complete thermodynamic profile for the interaction. The ITC200 is specifically optimized for the study of interactions between  biological molecules and compounds such as small molecule drug candidates or other proteins. The instrument will impact ongoing studies on the functioning of the immune system, cell signaling, and development of drugs for stroke, cancer, and bacterial infections. Major participants in the proposal were Brian M. Baker, Shahriar Mobashery, Frank Castellino, Rob Stahelin, and Jeffrey Peng.…

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Chief Scientific Officer Schadt Speaks on Integrative Biology

Author: Gene Stowe

Eric Schadt, the chief scientific officer at Pacific Biosciences and founder of SAGE Bionetworks, in a lecture on the emerging field of systems biology on Nov. 24, proposed a broad approach that takes into account the complexity of living organisms. The lecture in the Jordan Hall of Science titled: “An integrative biology approach to reverse engineering living systems,” showed the limits of more narrowly focused approaches in a field that has application to disease treatment and drug discovery, renewable energy, and adequate food production. Michael Ferdig, professor of Biological Sciences, arranged the visit.…

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Eskildsen Honored at Irish Hockey Game

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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Morten Eskildsen, associate professor of physics, was chosen to be honored on “Favorite Professor Day” at the Irish hockey game on November 15 against Northern Michigan.

Eskildsen was selected by senior goaltender Tommy O'Brien who has taken Quantum Mechanics I and II, and Introduction to Mechanics I and II from Eskildsen. O’Brien said, "Not only was quantum my favorite class, but I'm also interested in his superconductor research and am currently doing research in his lab."…

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Eskildsen Honored at Irish Hockey Game

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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Morten Eskildsen, associate professor of physics, was chosen to be honored on “Favorite Professor Day” at the Irish hockey game on November 15 against Northern Michigan.

Eskildsen was selected by senior goaltender Tommy O'Brien who has taken Quantum Mechanics I and II, and Introduction to Mechanics I and II from Eskildsen. O’Brien said, "Not only was quantum my favorite class, but I'm also interested in his superconductor research and am currently doing research in his lab."…

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