Announcing the Materials Visualization Competition 2013
If you are a researcher at Penn State working on a materials-related project, you are eligible to enter the Materials Visualization Competition (MVC). This year's submission deadline is Thursday, March 7th.
Nine Huck Institutes faculty members featured in Discovery U videos
Peter Hudson, Scott Selleck, David Hughes, Melissa Rolls, Paula Droege, Tracy Langkilde, Phil Bevilacqua, Stephen Schaeffer, and Robert Paulson talk about research that's driving scientific discovery at Penn State.
Teh-hui Kao is named Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dr. Kao was recently awarded the honor by President Erickson for his outstanding record in research, teaching, and service.
Merck Serono announces the Innovation Cup 2013
The one-week training program is an opportunity for selected postgraduate students to learn about the pharmaceutical industry, develop entrepreneurial skills, and work with peers to advance a novel idea into a convincing business plan.
Vivek Narayan and Katherine Restori receive PhDs in Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Both students have successfully defended their theses, and are now seeking positions as postdoctoral researchers.
Automated biological calorimetry workshop deemed a success
The workshop, held on December 13th, 2012, offered informative presentations and technical discussions on automated isothermal titration calorimetry and differential scanning calorimetry.
MicroCal Auto-iTC 200 receives a software upgrade
The upgrade includes a more-robust automatic baseline-fitting algorithm that provides faster and more-accurate results, and better modeling for weak binding.
The Automated Biological Calorimetry Facility has acquired a Millipore Direct Detect bio-molecular quantitation system
The system will expand the Facility's capabilities for analysis of lipid, protein, nucleic acid, and carbohydrate samples as small as 2 uL.
Margherita Cantorna receives the 2012 Osborne and Mendel Award
The award is given by the American Society for Nutrition in recognition of outstanding recent basic research accomplishments in nutrition.
NIH-funded co-PIs are needed for a shared instrumentation grant
The Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility is trying to acquire a MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometer, and they need your help!
Penn State will host the 11th annual Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease Conference and Workshop
The event is scheduled to be held May 20-23, 2013.
Yingwei Mao receives two major grants
The American Heart Association and the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation have each awarded Dr. Mao with a grant intended to provide support for promising beginning scientists.
Craig Praul contributes to Gene Expression Technical Guide
The Genomics Core Facility co-director is among the experts cited in Genome Technology's publication.
Call for Concept Papers: Keck Foundation Science & Engineering and Medical Research programs
As part of our efforts to build a portfolio of high-visibility, high-risk, transformative research projects, we are soliciting one-page concept papers for consideration of submission to the W.M. Keck Foundation; the internal deadline for submission is January 15, 2013.
J. Lloyd Huck: July 17, 1922 - December 4, 2012
The Huck Institutes are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and benefactor, J. Lloyd Huck.
Three Huck Institutes faculty members are named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Peter Hudson, Matthew Thomas, and Andrew Read have been elected by their peers for distinguished efforts to advance science.
Wansheng Liu contributes to international pig genome sequencing effort
The first complete sequencing of the pig genome by the International Swine Genome Sequencing Consortium has been published in Nature.
Sarah Assmann invited to write Coulter Review paper for the International Journal of Plant Sciences
This inaugural Coulter Review article is scheduled for publication in the January 2013 issue of the International Journal of Plant Sciences.
Lifestyle decisions impact skin health
Nina Jablonski discusses how human lifestyle decisions impact the health of our skin and its ability to mediate our overall health.
$2.3 million NIH grant supports research on midface and diseases
A team of researchers headed by Joan Richtsmeier will use genetically engineered mice and 3D imaging technology to study the development of the human midface upper jaw, cheekbones, and eye sockets and how diseases and abnormalities of the head affect the growth and shape of the face.