Navigation Links
Columbia to award 2008 Horwitz Prize to Arthur Horwich & Ulrich Hartl for cellular protein folding
Date:10/14/2008

NEW YORK Columbia University will award the 2008 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize to F. Ulrich Hartl, M.D., professor and director of the Department of Cellular Biochemistry at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Germany, and Arthur Horwich, M.D., Eugene Higgins Professor of Genetics, professor of pediatrics and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at Yale University School of Medicine, for their collaborative work in expanding fundamental understanding of cellular protein folding, and its role in Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, cystic fibrosis and other life-threatening diseases. Additionally, an Honorary 2008 Horwitz Prize will be given to Rosalind Franklin, Ph.D., posthumously, for her seminal contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA. These awards will be given at ceremonies to be held this November.

"It is our privilege to award the 2008 Horwitz Prize to Drs. Horwich and Hartl, with an honorary award to Dr. Franklin, as recognition for their pioneering work in the fields of protein structure and DNA," said Lee Goldman, M.D., executive vice president of Columbia University and dean of the faculties of health sciences and medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. "The selection of these esteemed scientists recognizes their respective, significant contributions to the understanding of the importance of shape in human biology."

"The knowledge these biologists have given us about the structures of protein folding and DNA has laid the foundation for extraordinarily important fields of study that have and continue to lead to new scientific and disease breakthroughs," said David Hirsh, Ph.D., executive vice president for research at Columbia University.

Drs. Hartl's and Horwich's work has significantly expanded the understanding of how proteins fold into their final shapes within human cells. It is this folding of proteins that is responsible for much of the action in our cells and ultima
'/>"/>

Contact: Elizabeth Streich
eas2125@columbia.edu
212-305-6535
Columbia University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Columbia to award 2007 Horwitz Prize to three generations of teacher-student scientists
2. 3 Columbia University Medical Center faculty elected to Institute of Medicine
3. Columbia researchers: Growth of CT scan use may lead to significant public health problem
4. Columbia geneticists uncover new gene involved in determining hair texture and density in humans
5. ESF EURYI award winner aims to stop cancer cells reading their own DNA
6. The American Society of Plant Biologists announces 2007 awards
7. Minimally invasive heart surgery research wins NIH award
8. 12 McGill researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs
9. Herr receives Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment
10. Singapore National Science and Technology Awards
11. RSC Project Prospect scoops prestigious award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/16/2014)... have challenged conventional thinking on how the bowel lining ... for how bowel cancer starts. , The researchers produced ... regenerating the ,crypts, that are a feature of the ... in bowel cancer development, a controversial finding as scientists ... Using 3D imaging technologies, Dr Chin Wee Tan and ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Northridge, Calif. (October 16, 2014) – Post-menopausal women ... effect on hormone levels or genital bleeding, after ... of an investigational fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement ... according to a new peer-reviewed pilot study reported ... Society (NAMS) annual scientific meeting. , "These ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... risk from strains of influenza virus increases with the ... become complacent that the most substantial threats have been ... pandemics arise when a new virus strain – against ... spreads in the human population. There have been five ... of which – the 1918 Spanish Flu – cost ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development 2S-equol supplements associated with improved measures of reproductive health in postmenopausal women 2Scientists 'must not become complacent' when assessing pandemic threat from flu viruses 2
... identified the first common gene variants associated with an ... for heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. The report ... Genetics identifies variants in genes for proteins involved ... influence blood pressure levels, an association previously seen in ...
... disease, red tides and other marine environmental issues ... a source for pharmaceuticals. These chemicals function as ... be usable in human health care. ... The Medical University of South Carolina and North ...
... one-sixth of the world,s population -- nearly one billion people, ... basis? If you happen to be one of 15 ... your sleeves and design a $5, hand-held device to sanitize ... began as a class project, it has since become a ...
Cached Biology News:Common gene variants increase risk of hypertension, may lead to new therapies 2Breaking the barrier: Discovery of anti-resistance factors and novel ocean drugs 2Breaking the barrier: Discovery of anti-resistance factors and novel ocean drugs 3Iowa student engineers develop hand-held water sanitizer for a thirsty world 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , Oct. 20, 2014 ... announced today that the Company has signed a ... Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), effective October 1, ... of Clinical Development payments and the release of ... $14.3 million CIRM grant award for clinical development ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 PureTech , a science ... healthcare problems, announced today the closing of a ... from Invesco Perpetual, a $120 Billion group of ... PureTech,s existing pipeline forward and to advance new ... scientific creativity to really go for the big ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 2014 The Latin American hardware encryption ... Latin America with analysis and forecast of revenue. This ... is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018, at ... Browse through the TOC of the Latin American hardware ... in-depth analysis provided. It also provides a glimpse of ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 2014 The Asian Automatic patient billing ... analysis and forecast of revenue. The Automatic patient billing ... $463.9 million by 2018, at a developing CAGR of ... TOC of the Asian Automatic patient billing market, to ... also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of this ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Announces Notice of Grant Award with CIRM for Phase 1/2a Clinical Trial of AST-OPC1 in Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury 4PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 2PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 3PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 4PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 5PureTech Announces Expansion with Oversubscribed $55M Funding Round 6The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Latin American hardware encryption display market is expected to reach $2,366.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asian Automatic patient billing market is estimated to grow to around $463.9 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asian Automatic patient billing market is estimated to grow to around $463.9 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3
... past few years, many companies have been downsizing their ... name speculation market had cooled. There has not been, ... saw a 20% increase in the number of domain ... , ,The domain name market has been reinvigorated due ...
... Committee voted unanimously to authorize an audit of troubled ... 6-0 vote came after several hours of testimony on ... state has lost millions of dollars that cannot be ... been plagued by varying problems, including delays in implementation, ...
... upon us as I write these words! This year's theme, ... in the Midwest from medical devices to diagnostics to drugs ... ,Although all kinds of records are being broken in terms ... on the final attendance number, but the pre-registration number floating ...
Cached Biology Technology:Renew your domain name! 2Renew your domain name! 3Renew your domain name! 4Audit of multi-million dollar state IT spending will proceed 2Let the olympics of biotechnology in the Midwest begin! 2Let the olympics of biotechnology in the Midwest begin! 3Let the olympics of biotechnology in the Midwest begin! 4
Mol wt: average mol wt12,360.96 Da by calculation...
... Grace's medium were developed in several laboratories ... of these modifications were developed by Dr. ... derived from the cabbage looper,Tricoplusia ni. This ... The medium when properly supplemented has been ...
... Disposable. Virgin, optically clear polystyrene ... and alphanumeric coordinates for cell counting. ... number is a new product number, ... number. If showing no availability yet, ...
... This CLS number is a ... easily match Cornings product number. ... please order under the old ... customer service for assistance. ...
Biology Products: