Computational Protein Design Scientist
Computational Protein Design Scientist
External funding breaks half-billion dollars
Research Funding - 2nd highest year
By Mike Krapfl, ISU News Service
Iowa State broke another record in fiscal year 2017, receiving more than $500 million in external funding.
BCB has admitted several new faculty to BCB faculty membership in the recent past. Find all faculty for the BCB program on the people page. These three faculty were most recently admitted to BCB faculty membership:
Nick V.L. Serão, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Animal Breeding & Genetics
Jim Reecy, professor of animal science and director of the office of biotechnology, and a BCB faculty member, has been named an associate vice president for research in the office of the vice president for research (OVPR), effective June 1. Reecy takes over the position from Wolfgang Kliemann, who will return to the mathematics department in August. Kliemann had served in the role since 2014.
Reecy will work with faculty and the OVPR leadership team to develop opportunities for interdisciplinary research and to support faculty in successfully pursuing their research goals.
AMES, IA – Iowa State University researchers for the first time have mapped the various molecular components that govern how environmentally stressed plants interrupt their normal growth pathways by tapping into an important energy recycling function.
A total of eight students will be joining BCB this fall to pursue their PhD degrees. Here are three students who will be joining from overseas:
BS and MS in Statistics
Institut Pertanian Bogor
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nop
Google Scholar: http://bit.ly/1QLInhj
The Center for Communication Excellence of the Graduate College provides graduate students with advanced writing support, resources, and development opportunities. To expand the scope of their services in the upcoming academic year, they would like to train a new cohort of Graduate Peer Mentors – Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Writing Consultants.
The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate program will welcome 8 new students in Fall 2017. Below are five of the 8 students joining the program. Three others who are joining are featured here.
BS and MS in Biochem, Genetics and in Biotech from Bangalore Univ.
M.S. in Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Genomics from the Univ of Toledo
New Book has been published
Protein Actions, Principles and Modeling, a book by Ivet Bahar, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Robert L Jernigan, Iowa State University and Ken A. Dill, Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, Sony Brook University has just been published by Garland Science. Ken, Ivet and Bob are pictured below at the recent Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting in New Orleans where it appeared. Jernigan is a BCB faculty member in the BBMB Department at Iowa State.
AMES, Iowa – The Confocal and Multiphoton Facility, Image Analysis Facility, Microscopy and NanoImaging Facility, and the Roy J. Carver Laboratory for Ultrahigh Resolution Biological Microscopy (part of the Institute for Combinatorial Discovery) are merging into a new Roy J. Carver High Resolution Microscopy Facility (HRMF). Margie Carter, Tracey Stewart, and Curtis Mosher will manage the HRMF, to be administered by the Office of Biotechnology.
The BCBGSO will be hosting our 3rd annual BCB Symposium on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Reiman Gardens.
Register here by March 30th to attend and March 26th to present: https://goo.gl/forms/00tqZh1vPCxJvJjg1
ISU scientist receives NSF grant to study origins and functions of orphan genes in corn and other crops
by Fred Love, ISU News Service
AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University scientist is leading an effort funded by a National Science Foundation grant to identify the origins and functions of “orphan genes” in the genomes of corn and other crops.
AAAS honors six Iowa State researchers for distinguished work advancing science - Two are BCB faculty members...
AMES, Iowa – The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is recognizing six Iowa State University researchers for their contributions to statistics, bioinformatics, plant biology, crop improvement, astrophysics and plant pathology.
Congratulations to Sweta Roy-Carson who won the university-wide 3MT, Three Minute Thesis competition sponsored by the Graduate College.
You can view all of the presentations by the 30 students who were chosen to participate in this event, from among about 100 entries, at this web location:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23mJq0L2De8&feature=youtu.be Sweta’s presentation takes place at about 1 hour and 2 minutes…
Dan Nettleton has been named director of the Laurence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics at Iowa State University. Nettleton will lead the L.H. Baker Center’s work in developing and applying statistical methods for addressing challenges in biological sciences research.
Fellowship/Assistantship available for
Spring, 2017 admission to
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) at Iowa State University
Funding to recruit new doctoral students to interdepartmental majors at Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames for Spring 2017 has been announced. BCB applicants must submit the on-line application and supporting materials through the ISU Admissions Office by October 20, 2016 to compete for the award. Successful applicants will be notified by November 11, 2016.
AMES, Iowa – David Grewell, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering; Paul Plummer, associate professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine; and Nicole Valenzuela, associate professor of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology,
Iowa State cyber-security playground named finalist for R&D 100 Award
Posted Aug 30, 2016 11:45 am
AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University engineers call it ISERink because their complex software (60 pages of installation instructions!) is designed to be just like an ice rink.
A sheet of ice can support all kinds of games – from hockey to figure skating to speed skating to just skating around for the fun of it.
Federal STEM Graduate Seminar Series -- How to Successfully Apply for Federal Fellowships
A virtual information session on applying for federal fellowships was held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Here is a pdf from this presentation: howtoapplyforfederalfellowships.pdf
During the presentation, the panelists, who represent several different agencies, shared tips and advice on how to successfully apply for federal fellowships and traineeships.
By Mike Krapfl, News Service
The third round of funding from a presidential initiative will build four research teams that will use big data to benefit human and animal health, improve cities and build new tools for researchers.
A new, exciting series of events called Knowledge on Tap is beginning Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. at Torrent Brewing Company in Ames.
This is a monthly gathering that features an informal, non-jargon 30-minute presentation by a scientist on engaging science topics. After the presentation the floor is opened for questions, letting the audience join the conversation. The result – dynamic, engaging community gathering where people can learn something new while meeting new people!