Post date: Friday, October 9, 2015 - 10:24am

The University of Georgia’s iGEM team won a gold medal and runner up for Best Measurement Project award at the 2015 iGEM Giant Jamboree held September 24-28 at Boston, MA. 280 iGEM teams and more than 2700 attendees from across the globe participated in the 2015 competition. The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition is an annual international collegiate synthetic biology competition originated by MIT. (Click heading to continue reading).

Post date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 1:23pm

Congratulations to the following faculty members for their award recognition at the Franklin Faculty Recogntion Dinner held on Thursday, September 24th.

Dr. Art Edison - Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Dr. David Garfinkel - AAAS Fellow
Dr. Robert Haltiwanger - Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Dr. Paula Lemons - Recipient of the Regents' Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award.

Post date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 4:06pm

Three Honors students and Foundation Fellows - Lauren Dennison, Erin Hollander and Karishma Sriram - received the 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate scholarship in Mathematics, the Natural Sciences and Engineering. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, books and room and board up to a maxiumum of $7,500 per year. These awards bring the University's total of Goldwater Scholars to 49.

Post date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 12:12pm

Eukaryotic Microbes Club 2015-16


Post date: Friday, December 12, 2014 - 2:38pm

Congratulations to the following graduate students on their impressive achievements and academic excellence! Outstanding work by a long list of exceptional students.

Post date: Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 3:55pm

Shaying Zhao has received a five year $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to identify colorectal cancer driver genes using a novel dog-human comparative genomics and oncology approach. Congratulations Shaying!

Post date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 5:03pm

Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Lopes da Rosa-Spiegler (Sabatini lab) on receiving an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship to study epigenetic regulation of RNA polymerase II transcription  in Trypanosoma brucei.

Post date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 1:24pm

Congratulations to Dr. Yunzhou Wei (Terns lab) on receiving an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship to study the capture of enemy (e.g. virus) sequences by CRISPR-Cas immune systems in bacteria and archaea.

Post date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 4:35pm

Dr. Erin Dolan, Associate professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology was selected to receive the “Excellence in Education Award" from the American Society of Plant Biologists.

Post date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 3:43pm

The Department of Energy has renewed funding for the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) at UGA.  Led by Professor Alan Darvill, the UGA team includes...

Post date: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 5:08pm

A recent paper by Dr. Paula Lemons that was published in CBE - Life Sciences Education was selected as an Editor's Choice in Science.  You can read more here: Science 22 March 2013

Post date: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 10:22am

Steve Hajduk, Professor and Head of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, will be the featured speaker at the 2013 Graduate Commencement ceremony.

Post date: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 9:20am

Learn how Franklin researchers in the Bioenergy Systems Research Institute are developing creative new way ways to help turn CO2 into useful industrial products.

Post date: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 4:31pm

Currently, Dr. Ito is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California San Diego joining the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in April 2013.

Post date: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 2:44pm

Congratulations to undergraduates Katie Hufstetler, Will Saunders, Dillon Davis, and Colby Samuelson-Ruiz for their recent achievements (CURO Summer Fellowship; NSF Travel and Best Poster awards - SERYM 2013).

Post date: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 7:29pm

Congratulations to Dr. Abigail Cline, Dr. Aaron Petrey, Dr. Steven Sykes, and Dr. Samuel Justin Polizzi on obtaining their PhDs!

Post date: Monday, March 4, 2013 - 12:40pm

Read about their discovery of a connection between two different types of cell wall glycans and a specific cell wall protein known as arabinogalactan protein.

Post date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11:32am

The laboratories of Kelley Moremen, Mike Tiemeyer, Lance Wells, Michael Pierce, Will York, and Steve Dalton report, in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, how changes in the expression of enzymes necessary for glycan formation alters the properties of cells

Post date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 8:50pm

Scientists at the University of Georgia, Harvard Medical School and the University of Utah have discovered a new gene that regulates heme synthesis in red blood cell formation.

Post date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 8:43pm

Jeffrey Dean named as an Administrative Fellow as part of the Academic Leadership Development Program of the Southeastern Conference Universities

Post date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 8:02pm

Atlanta, GA- Oct. 3, 2012. Kausar N. Samli, a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. candidate in Prof. Robert J.

Post date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 4:47pm

Microbiologist Harry Dailey has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular mechanisms behind a class of previously unidentified anemias that result from disordered processes in red blood cell formation.

Post date: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 2:37pm

Bacteria and archaea are among the smallest forms of life on the planet, but don't let their size fool you...

Post date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 9:59am

When people don’t communicate effectively, relationships suffer and entire organizations can fail. When cells don’t communicate effectively, disease and sometimes death follow.

Post date: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 4:40pm

The Georgia Research Alliance has named Lance Wells, an associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, a Lars G. Ljungdahl Distinguished Investigator. As such, he will receive an endowment of $250,000 throughout a five-year period provided jointly by the GRA and the UGA Research Foundation.

Post date: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 3:22pm

Bacteria and archaea play diverse and critical roles in human life - from deadly human pathogens to essential residents of our bodies and of the earth's ecosystems.  We also make use of prokaryotes extensively in biotechnology, food production, and industrial processes.  Importantly, all of these organisms ar