News archive 2012 Section

Louise Johnson remembered
Scientists from around the world have been remembering Louise Johnson, one of the pioneers of protein crystallography, who passed away on 25 September 2012 Published: 10 December 2012
International travel award for biophysics researcher
Dr Heidi Koldsø, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Professor Mark Sansom, has been awarded a 'Committee for Professional Opportunities for Women' Travel Award from the US-based Biophysical Society. Published: 28 November 2012
2012 Alumni Lecture celebrating Oxford Biochemistry graduate success
The second seminar in the annual 'Star Alumni' series celebrating the success of recent Oxford Biochemistry graduates has been given by Dr Andrew Carter from the MRC Lab of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge Published: 21 November 2012
Professor Mark Sansom selected as Novartis Chemistry Lecturer
Professor Mark Sansom has been selected as one of the prestigious Novartis Chemistry Lecturers for 2012-13 - the only UK speaker amongst a selection of six international scientists Published: 8 October 2012
Graduate student's work highlighted at Gordon Research Conference
Biochemistry Department third year graduate student Oliver Zeldin was selected to give a talk at the Gordon Research Conference for Diffraction Methods in Structural Biology in Lewiston, Maine, USA this July Published: 4 October 2012
Cytochrome biogenesis work selected in chemical biology Faculty of 1000
A recent paper from work of Drs Mavridou and Stevens in Professor Ferguson's lab, in collaboration with David Phillips BBSRC fellow Dr Allen, has been selected by the Faculty of 1000 (F1000) as a significant contribution in the field of chemical biology Published: 2 October 2012
New membrane protein structure reveals details of peptide transport
New research from MRC Fellow Dr Simon Newstead and colleagues has provided detailed structural and biochemical insight into how a family of membrane transporters, responsible for absorbing and retaining peptides in the human body, work at a molecular level Published: 25 June 2012
Professor Colin Kleanthous joins the department
The department's most recent recruit, Colin Kleanthous, has joined as the new Iveagh Professor of Microbial Biochemistry. Professor Kleanthous is a protein chemist whose main interest is protein-protein interactions Published: 25 June 2012
Seminar series to mark Oxford Biochemistry Undergraduates' research success
The contribution of Oxford Biochemistry undergraduate training to the success of the biomedical research effort in the UK and internationally is being celebrated with the establishment of a new, annual seminar in the department Published: 31 May 2012
Small molecule hijacking brings together biosynthetic pathways
A recent paper from Dr Bali, working in Professor Ferguson's laboratory, in collaboration with a group at the University of Kent in Canterbury, sheds light on new biosynthetic pathways that produce pigments which play a key role in many organisms Published: 18 May 2012
Award for new group leader Dr Sylvia McLain
One of the department's most recently established group leaders, Dr Sylvia McLain, has won the prestigious B.T.M Willis prize awarded annually by the Neutron Scattering Group of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry Published: 18 May 2012
A step closer to image capture using biological photoreceptors
Light capture in biology is all around us, but putting this to good use technologically has proved challenging. Professor Watts and Olivia Berthoumieu, together with collaborators, have brought this ambition closer, as reported in four recent papers and as a result of an eight year effort Published: 29 March 2012
BBSRC funding success for Dr Vakonakis' work on centriole assembly
Wellcome Trust research fellow Dr John Vakonakis together with co-investigator Dr Michèle Erat have been awarded a BBSRC project grant for their work on centriole assembly Published: 21 March 2012
Polycomb-mediated Gene Silencing: research reveals new clues
A re-examination of an experimental result obtained several years ago has led to a potentially new way of thinking about the mechanism of polycomb-mediated gene silencing Published: 15 February 2012
DNA damage recognition: keeping the right players on board
Dr Nick Lakin in collaboration with Dr Catherine Pears, have recently published a paper that describes some of the intricate processes that facilitate repair of DNA breaks. Their work has implications for developing cancer treatments to exploit the weakness in DNA damage repair that cancer cells frequently show Published: 27 January 2012
Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry awarded the 2011 MRC Millennium Medal
Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry Sir Edwin Southern has been awarded the 2011 MRC Millennium Medal, recognising his outstanding contribution to the field of genetics at a ceremony in the Biochemistry Department in December 2011 Published: 19 January 2012

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