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IGBB Affiliate Discovers Protist
November 7, 2013 - Dr. Matthew Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences at Mississippi State University and affiliate with the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing and Biotechnology (IGBB), recently led a research team that identified a protist as a new organism and classified its genomics.
The unicellular protist, Pygsuia biforma, is hinting at answers about the evolution of multicellularity ...
IGBB's Peterson Accepts Major Leadership Roles
October 7, 2013 - Dr. Daniel G. Peterson, director of the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing & Biotechnology (IGBB) and professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences (PSS), has taken on leadership roles in two prominent plant biology societies.
Peterson was elected to serve on the Steering Committee of the International Cotton Genome Initiative (ICGI; see http://www.cottongen.org/icgi/home). ...
MSU Researchers Secure Major NIH Grant
October 7, 2013 - Mississippi State University has been awarded a $10 million grant for five years of support from the National Institutes of Health to further research focusing on diseases that affect animal and human health. NIH's Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence, or COBRE, provides competitive grants in support of multidisciplinary centers that strengthen institutional biomedical research ...
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Thekke-Veetil, T., Abou Ghanem-Sabanadzovic, N., Keller, K. E., Martin, R. R., Sabanadzovic, S., & Tzanetakis, I. E. (2013). Molecular characterization and population structure of Blackberry vein banding associated virus, new ampelovirus associated with yellow vein disease. Virus Research. 178, 234-240. DOI:10.1016/j.virusres.2013.09.039. [Abstract] [Document Site]
Glinka, T., Alter, J., Braunstein, I., Tzach, L., Sheng, C. W., Geifman, S., Edelmann, M. J., Kessler, B., & Stanhill, A. (2013). Signal-peptide Mediated Translocation Is Regulated by a P97-AIRAPL Complex. Biochemical Journal. 1, 1-1. DOI:10.1042/BJ20130710. [Abstract] [Document Site]
Hipp, M. M., Shepherd, D., Gileadi, U., Aichinger, M. C., Kessler, B. M., Edelmann, M. J., Essalmani, R., Seidah, N. G., Sousa, C. R., & Cerundolo, V. (2013). Processing of Human Toll-like Receptor 7 by Furin-like Proprotein Convertases Is Required for Its Accumulation and Activity in Endosomes. Immunity. Cell. 39(4), 711-721. [Document Site]
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The IGBB welcomes new faculty affiliates Dr. Yuhua Farnell (BCH-EPP) and Dr. Matt Brown (BIO)!