HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Two distinguished Rutgers chemists named Biophysical Society Fellows

NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Of the six scientists honored by the Biophysical Society as 2001 Society Fellows, two are prominent chemists at Rutgers -- Helen M. Berman and Wilma K. Olson. The award honors distinguished members who have demonstrated excellence in science and contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics. There are currently about 6,000 members of the society and, to date, only 45 have been selected as fellows.

"The awards to Professors Berman and Olson are an affirmation of their scientific achievements and recognize their dedication to the pursuit of knowledge," said Joseph J. Seneca, university vice president for academic affairs. "They have demonstrated excellence in research areas that have profound implications for the future well-being of society and a life time of deep commitment to the education and training of the next generation of scientists."

Berman, a resident of Lawrenceville, is a professor of chemistry and director of the Protein Data Bank, an international computer-based, three-dimensional atlas of biological macromolecules available to researchers worldwide via the Internet. It provides an essential resource for genetic research, for drug design, and for understanding the causes, effects and treatment of disease.

She was selected as a fellow based on her contributions to the area of macromolecular structure, with particular emphasis on nucleic acids and on macromolecular solvation. Berman is also the year 2000 recipient of the Biophysical Society's Distinguished Service Award.

Wilma K. Olson, a resident of Mountainside, is the Mary I. Bunting Professor of Chemistry and director of the Center for Molecular Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at Rutgers. She received the honor for her major contributions to molecular biophysics through groundbreaking studies of nucleic acids, in which she has developed and applied novel computational tools.

Her research is in comput
'"/>

Contact: Joseph Blumberg
blumberg@ur.rutgers.edu
732-932-7084 x652
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
10-Oct-2000


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Dr. Robert Langer, distinguished leader in the field of biomedical engineering, to lecture at NIH
2. Livermore research team wins distinguished Department of Energy award for development of miniature glucose sensor for diabetes patients
3. Two distinguished scientists to share leadership of new Life Sciences Institute
4. UB biophysicist receives $2.7 million Jacob Javits award to continue distinguished research in neuroscience
5. Hanson receives one of the first Keck Foundation awards for distinguished young scholars in medical research
6. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researcher one of five awarded $1 million distinguished young scholars grant
7. Rutgers-Newark biologist links presence of protein to spread of cancerous cells
8. Rutgers-Newark scientist: Mosquitoes may carry lethal parasite
9. Rutgers cancer prevention expert calls for FDA action to reduce colon cancer and osteoporosis
10. Rutgers chemist uses NMR to elucidate protein-DNA interaction
11. Ocean dye to help Rutgers scientists trace Hudson Rivers path miles into the Atlantic

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/17/2014)... . Our eyes ... us with a continuous stream of information about our own ... in a car the world glides by us and ... effort, our brain calculates self-motion from this "optic flow". This ... gaze during our own movements. Together with biologists from the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... years ago, Katia Silvera , a postdoctoral scholar at ... a field trip in a mountainous area in central Panama ... before. , Unable to identify it, they contacted German Carnevali, ... to be an unnamed species. So Carnevali recently named it ... the genus name, comprising about 40 species in the world. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading ... impacting native honeybee populations at this time, according to ... including Nosema microsporidia and Varroa ... to these invasive pests, which suggests to us that ... and the United States currently are not necessary in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away 2How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away 3How vision makes sure that little fish do not get carried away 4Orchid named after UC Riverside researcher 2Orchid named after UC Riverside researcher 3East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The Microcompetition ... a major disease. One of these latent viruses is the ... rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory ... theory, a study found that RA patients have high concentrations ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Freeslate, ... solutions, today announced that Lupin Limited, one of India’s ... CM Protégé PharmD System for high throughput ... India, is focused on a wide range of quality, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 ... Country Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, Warrington, Pa. , ... solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and ... host its annual Crystal Ball on Friday, April 11 at ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... a leading provider of strategic communications services to corporations and organizations ... the United States and Europe ... is returning to the firm,s Washington, D.C. ... than two years of service as Associate Commissioner for the Office ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 2Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 3Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2
Cached News: