Announcement - july 3, 2013
Symposium and New Grants Bolster Vanderbilt-Leipzig Partnership
Two new grants and a summer symposium with workshops highlight ongoing collaboration efforts between Vanderbilt University and Leipzig University:
1) Vanderbilt University received a grant from the Max Kade Foundation in support of an undergraduate and graduate student exchange program in collaboration with Leipzig University. The collaboration is spearheaded by Drs. Jens Meiler (Vanderbilt University) and Annette Beck-Sickinger (Leipzig University).
2) The Meiler and Weaver laboratories at Vanderbilt University received a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK, NIH) for the development of "Small Molecule Probes to Investigate Structure and Function of Y Receptors." This project is a collaboration with Annette Beck-Sickinger at Leipzig University, Germany who is an expert on Y-receptor biochemistry. The project is the first federally funded chemical biology research grant resulting from Vanderbilt and Leipzig Universities collaboration.
3) This July 6th through July 12th researchers from Vanderbilt and Leipzig University will meet in Leipzig for the 4th annual partnership symposium and scientific workshop. Drs. Gurevich, Lybrand, Mchaourab, and Meiler from Vanderbilt University will participate in scientific presentations and meet faculty from Leipzig University. The Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions will be renewed, and faculty will discuss the strategic objectives of the collaboration. Further, Dr. Lybrand will present a workshop in "Molecular Modeling," and Dr. Mchaourab will present a workshop in "Biomolecular EPR Spectroscopy" for graduate students.
For additional information about the Vanderbilt-Leipzig collaboration, please visit the Vanderbilt-Leipzig website.