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Team Discovers How Microbes Build a Powerful Antibiobic

In a study reported in Nature, the van der Donk and Nair groups discovered unexpected chemistry during the biosynthesis of the food preservative nisin.

photo Manuel Ortega, Wilfred van der Donk, Yue Hao, Satish Nair, Mark Walker
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Hergenrother Named a 2014 University Scholar

The University of Illinois recognizes Professor Hergenrother's extraordinary research in the molecular basis of disease especially in his ongoing studies on increasing the survival rates in several deadly cancer types.

Chemistry Graduate Students Awarded Prestigious NDSEG Fellowships

James Christensen, Brad Nakamura, and Ian Robertson have been awarded prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowships for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Scott Denmark Garners Yet Another Award

Professor Denmark is the recipient of the 2014 Harry and Carol Mosher Award. It is in recognition of his outstanding research and service to the American Chemical Society.

Deborah Leckband Elected a Biomedical Engineering Society Fellow

Professor Leckband was recognized for her research in how mechanical and biochemical signals are transduced across cell membranes and also for her studies of fundamental molecular forces and their roles in a range of applications in biotechnology.

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