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

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

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

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

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.

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).

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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