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February 9, 2020

UW study in space explores new way to treat bacterial infections: phage therapy

Bioenergy Advancements and Efforts At The GLBRC

January 27, 2020

Host Larry Meiller

We talk about what a biorefinery would look like and learn just how microbes can convert plant matter into products we use every day.

NIH Director's blog focuses on our research

May 9, 2019

by Francis Collins

In 1953, Francis Crick famously told the surprised customers at the Eagle and Child pub in London that he and Jim Watson had discovered the secret of life. When NIH’s....


Delia Scoville wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 5, 2018

By Meghan Chua

Twenty-seven students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison have been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from...

Raman names to Biochemistry Journal’s ‘Future of Biochemistry’ list

January 9, 2018

Assistant professor of biochemistry 
Vatsan Raman was recently named to a list of 44 young researchers featured in Biochemistry’s “Future of Biochemistry” special issue.

Vatsan Raman earns Shaw Award

May 31, 2016

Vatsan Raman, a CALS assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of two University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists selected to receive a 2016 Shaw Scientist Award from the Greater Milwaukee...

Biosensors on demand

February 11, 2016

Biosensors are powerful tools in synthetic biology for engineering metabolic pathways or controlling synthetic and native genetic circuits in bacteria. Scientists have had difficulty developing a method to engineer "designer" biosensor proteins that can precisely sense l...

Panel discusses benefits of biofuels over petroleum

January 28, 2020

by Rachel Clark

A major goal of the Great Lakes Biofuels used in industry have shown promising signs of advancement in bioproducts—The Wisconsin Energy Institute held...

New Biosensor Highlights Best Biofuel-producing Microbes

January 16, 2019

by Max Witynski

A major goal of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center is to harness the power of microbes to create biofuels. But...

Raman wins NIH New Innovator Award

October 2, 2018

Biochemistry assistant professor Srivatsan “Vatsan” Raman has received a Director's New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The $2.2 million-grants fund...

Raman Co-PI in UW2020 award on The Human Microbiome and Disease


The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease

We are not alone in the little universe we call our body; rather we share it with complex communities of...

Raman Lab wins Gates Grand Challenges Award

January 9, 2018

Bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics are one of the biggest problems facing public health today. About 800,000 children worldwide die before their fifth birthday from diarrheal diseases that evade treatment. The concentration...

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