Thu, Apr 30, 2009
The University of Maryland Provost's Office and the Office of the Vice President for Research honored Maryland's outstanding scholars and researchers, particularly those recognized by their peers for their achievements during the past year, on Tuesday, April 28 at the Reckord Armory. The outstanding research accomplishments of eighteen faculty members from the College of Chemical and Life Sciences were highlighted.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009
The University of Maryland was among 14 universities awarded a National Science Foundation grant for cloud computing research. The grant was awarded to Mihai Pop, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, and Steven Salzberg, Affiliate Professor of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, and Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Their research project explores how to harness the power of remote cluster computers (computer networks over the internet) to simultaneously process DNA sequence data.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009
Steve Hutcheson, Professor of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, and founder of Zymetis, a biotech start-up, completed its first commercial-scale trial of a genetically modified microbe that converts cellulose into sugars necessary to make ethanol. The trial illustrates the organism's potential in helping to produce ethanol cheaply and efficiently at industrial scales.
Tue, Jan 20, 2009
The College of Chemical and Life Sciences is pleased to announce the arrival of Professor Norma Windsor Andrews as new Chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics.