Navigation Links
MU professor elected to membership in National Academy of Sciences
Date:5/5/2011

COLUMBIA, Mo. The National Academy of Sciences has elected James Birchler, Curators' Professor of Biological Sciences in the MU College of Arts & Science, as a member. Birchler will be inducted into the organization next April during its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit honor society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to furthering science and technology for the general welfare. Established in 1863, NAS members are elected on the basis of their original scientific research. Past members include Albert Einstein, Orville Wright and Thomas Edison.

"I feel honored and humbled," Birchler said. "I owe so much to my colleagues and those with whom I have worked over the years. My research would not have been possible without their help."

Birchler is among the world's most highly regarded cytogeneticists scientists that study the structure and function of cells, especially the chromosomes. Birchler created a technique that allows scientists to break down and engineer small parts of a chromosome. In the future, this technique could allow scientists to introduce multiple disease -resistant and agronomic traits to plants.

Birchler also developed a widely used technology to accurately visualize genes and chromosome features. He made major contributions toward understanding how plant and animal gene expression changes in response to the number of genes present. He was first to recognize that the dosage interaction of "gene regulators" which control the expression of genes is far more important than "structural genes"the genes that make up a protein for the eventual expression pattern. Birchler co-founded the "gene balance hypothesis," which predicts how genes behave during evolution. The hypothesis has the potential to impact future research in medicine, agriculture and biology.

"Birchler's science is extraordinary," said J
'/>"/>

Contact: Steven Adams
AdamsST@missouri.edu
573-882-8353
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. National Science Foundation grants Clemson professors award to develop nanoprobes
2. University professor stresses links between US Navy sonar and whale strandings
3. Minnesota ecology professor wins international award for biodiversity and biofuels research
4. NJIT professors research suggests changes in underwater data communications
5. 2 Alexander von Humboldt professorships go to LMU Munich
6. Top biophysics award to Professor Ray Norton
7. University of Leicester professor adds new perspective to rainforest debate
8. NJIT professor finds engineering technique to identify disease-causing genes
9. Chemistry professor 1 of only 3 at UH to achieve prestigious AAAS status
10. Florida professor creates endowment for insect scientists
11. Dinner, lecture series to honor legacy of distinguished UH professor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
MU professor elected to membership in National Academy of Sciences
(Date:8/21/2014)... previously unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen ... State University scientist has discovered. The discovery lays the ... harvesting energy from the Sun, and understanding dense blooms ... lakes worldwide. A paper describing the discovery will be ... the journal Science on 21 August 2014. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC ) are among the ... Minds 2014," a comprehensive list compiled by ... science metrics and research performance analysis. , ... performing and publishing work that their peers recognized as ... a Thomson Reuters statement. Researchers were identified based on ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... study recently published in the journal Carcinogenesis ... new role for the protein adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) ... cancer-related deaths in the U.S. , Lead author Kristi ... and co-leader of the Cancer Biology program at the ... her career trying to understand the various activities of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 2Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 3BIDMC researchers named among 'the most influential scientific minds' 2BIDMC researchers named among 'the most influential scientific minds' 3Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 2Research offers insight into cellular biology of colorectal cancer 3
... The citrus disease Huanglongbing (HLB), meaning "yellow shoot ... in English-speaking countries, is the most destructive disease ... tools and management strategies are desired to control ... phosphorus deficiency as a contributing factor in symptom ...
... species of scorpion, Vaejovis brysoni, was found in the ... the same group also inhabits this mountain range, making this ... species distributed on the same mountain. The study was published ... . These mountains overlook the city of Tucson, Arizona. ...
... Sloan Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of ... Sloan Research Fellowships for 2013. , Awarded annually ... and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as ... "The Sloan Research Fellows are the best of the ...
Cached Biology News:Phosphorus starvation linked to symptoms of citrus disease Huanglongbing in new study 2Phosphorus starvation linked to symptoms of citrus disease Huanglongbing in new study 3Sloan Foundation announces 2013 Sloan Research Fellows 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSXV: BRM) ("Biorem" or "the ... ended June 30, 2014.  Biorem,s complete 2014 second quarter financial statements and ... Summary:Three-months ended June 30, , Six-months ended June ... , 2013 , 2014 , 2013 ... , 9,195 Gross profit , 56 , ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... published today (August 22nd), in the scientific journal ... Neuroscience Programme establish the effect of serotonin on ... genetic and optical techniques., "Serotonin is a small ... range of brain functions, from the control of ... emotional behaviours, This neurotransmitter is also popularly thought ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug ... in photonics and molecular electronics. Gaining knowledge ... physical and chemical properties, has been challenging. ... demonstrated that high-resolution electron microscopy can be ... which all gold atoms are observed. The ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... The Global and China Diabetes Drugs Industry ... state of the Diabetes Drug industry in Global and ... the industry, including definitions, applications and industry chain structure. ... provided with a focus on history, developments, trends and ... international and Chinese situation is also offered. , The ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biorem Reports 2014 Second Quarter Results 2Biorem Reports 2014 Second Quarter Results 3From happiness to pain: Understanding serotonin's function 2A breakthrough in imaging gold nanoparticles to atomic resolution by electron microscopy 2Diabetes Drugs Industry Growth Analysis in Global, China Regions Research Report Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2Diabetes Drugs Industry Growth Analysis in Global, China Regions Research Report Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3
... , MISSOULA, Mont., June 24 VEGA PROMOTIONAL SYSTEMS, ... owned subsidiary, Natural Fuels Industries, it is planning to ... to produce alternative energy from organic waste. , ... "America,s Best Places For Alternative Energy," the abundance of ...
... BOTHELL, WA, and VANCOUVER, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - OncoGenex ... that the company has reached an agreement with the ... protocol assessment process (SPA) on an amendment to the ... its lead product candidate targeting castrate resistant prostate cancer ...
... Higher Percentage of Patients Have Preventative Testing , ... Advice Networks , the nation,s leading provider of ... Healthy Advice educational programs, 16.9 percent more ... percent more patients had colonoscopies (colon cancer screening) compared ...
Cached Biology Technology:Natural Fuels Industries Eyes 'Biomass Rich' Georgia for Production Facility 2Natural Fuels Industries Eyes 'Biomass Rich' Georgia for Production Facility 3OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Completes Amendment to Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment for Confirming Survival Benefit in Patients Receiving OGX-011 with First-Line Docetaxel for Metastatic Prostate Cancer 2OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Completes Amendment to Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment for Confirming Survival Benefit in Patients Receiving OGX-011 with First-Line Docetaxel for Metastatic Prostate Cancer 3OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Completes Amendment to Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment for Confirming Survival Benefit in Patients Receiving OGX-011 with First-Line Docetaxel for Metastatic Prostate Cancer 4OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Completes Amendment to Phase 3 Special Protocol Assessment for Confirming Survival Benefit in Patients Receiving OGX-011 with First-Line Docetaxel for Metastatic Prostate Cancer 5Healthy Advice Networks Announces Improved Patient Outcomes in Physicians' Offices with Healthy Advice Programs 2
Contains 100 positive controls for effective screening of HDAC inhibitors by fluorometric method....
dynactin 4, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:3248 IMAGE:3505855), complete cds...
One-step, microplate or cuvet, colorimetric, detection range 0.01 g/dL to 5 g/dL. Procedure: 5 min....
MOUSE ANTI PROTEIN KINASE C BETA 2 Immunogen: Protein kinase C beta 2...
Biology Products: