Navigation Links
U Alberta researcher in same group as Darwin and Hawking
Date:7/6/2009

EdmontonJohn Vederas, a University of Alberta professor in the department of chemistry, has been named to the Royal Society, the national academy of science of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. The ceremony takes place the week of July 6 in London.

Included in the Royal Society's membership are Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking. There are more than 60 Nobel laureates among the society's 1,400 members.

Vederas is being recognized for a body of research that centers on the identification of antibiotic peptides in bacteria. Antibiotic peptides play an important role in food preservation and may have potential for human use, such as combating hospital-acquired infections. Peptides are 1,000 to 1 million times more active than conventional antibiotics and are effective against infectious bacteria resistant to commonly used antibiotics. Currently, more than 50 per cent of hospital-acquired infections are resistant to common antibiotics. Veredas' work also centres around biosynthesis by fungi of important metabolites including cholesterol-lowering drugs such as statins.

"The appointment is a great honour and I was very surprised and pleased," said Vederas. "The Royal Society has many programs to advise and assist scientists and government policy makers, as well as promote understanding science by the general public. I certainly plan to participate in some of these activities as a new fellow of the Royal Society."

Vederas joined the University of Alberta in 1977. He obtained a bachelor of science degree from Stanford University and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Vederas has received several awards for research and teaching at the U of A. He has written more than 235 research publications and has created 13 patents.


'/>"/>

Contact: Brian Murphy
brian.murphy@ualberta.ca
780-492-6041
University of Alberta
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. University of Alberta researchers report breakthrough in lowering bad cholesterol, fatty acid levels
2. Ancient reptile rises from Alberta oil sands
3. A new dinosaur species, Pachyrhinosaur lakustai, unveiled from Pipestone Creek, Alberta, Canada
4. New dinosaur species possible in Northwestern Alberta
5. Researchers identify proteins involved in new neurodegenerative syndrome
6. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
7. MGH researchers describe new way to identify, evolve novel enzymes
8. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
9. University of Oregon researcher finds that on waters surface, nitric acid is not so tough
10. U of MN researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
11. U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/26/2016)... DUBLIN , April 27, 2016 ... of the  "Global Multi-modal Biometrics Market 2016-2020"  report ... ) , The analysts forecast ... a CAGR of 15.49% during the period 2016-2020.  ... a number of sectors such as the healthcare, ...
(Date:4/14/2016)... , April 14, 2016 ... and Malware Detection, today announced the appointment of ... the new role. Goldwerger,s leadership appointment comes ... the heels of the deployment of its platform at ... behavioral biometric technology, which discerns unique cognitive and physiological ...
(Date:3/29/2016)... LegacyXChange, Inc. (OTC: LEGX ... Protect are pleased to announce our successful effort to ... of writing instruments, ensuring athletes signatures against counterfeiting and ... athletes on LegacyXChange will be assured of ongoing proof ... Bill Bollander , CEO states, "By inserting ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... In a new case report ... detail how a patient who developed lymphedema after being treated for breast cancer benefitted ... change the paradigm for dealing with this debilitating, frequent side effect of cancer treatment. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Andrew D ... http://doi.org/10.17925/OHR.2016.12.01.22 Published recently in ... from touchONCOLOGY, Andrew D Zelenetz , discusses ... care is placing an increasing burden on healthcare ... therapies. With the patents on many biologics expiring, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... WI (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... focused on quality, regulatory and technical consulting, provides a free webinar ... presented on July 13, 2016 at 12pm CT at no charge. , Incomplete ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... India , June 23, 2016 ... media market research report to its pharmaceuticals section ... profiles, product details and much more. ... spread across 151 pages, profiling 15 companies and ... available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/601420-global-cell-culture-media-industry-2016-market-research-report.html . ...
Breaking Biology Technology: