At the recent ComBio conference in Brisbane, Joel was presented with theLabGear Discovery Science Award – which is given for distinguished contributions to the field of biochemistry and molecular biology. You can read about the award here and see the citation here.
Kaavya Krishna Kumar – a former student with Dave Gell and Joel – has just been awarded an Americal Diabetes Association fellowship to continue her work in the lab of Brian Kobilka at Stanford, where she is hammering away at the structures of membrane proteins (very brave!). Congratulations Kaavya!
Biswa, Steph and Ana can show off their latest paper now, which has come out in J Mol Biol. The paper describes the NMR structure of a domain that Daniel discovered in the chromatin remodeller CHD1 – from some careful analysis of sequence conservation – lots to be learned from doing that sort of thing I always think… You can admire it online here. Now, we just have to figure out what it *does*!