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2022 HWI unGala ~ Expect the Unexpected!

Friday, October 14, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

NEWS

Dr. Sarah EJ Bowman and Dr. Miranda L Lynch have received a new $1.57M grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Sarah EJ Bowman and Dr. Miranda L Lynch have received a new $1.57M grant from the National Institutes of Health to support their research on detecting and handling small crystals for cutting edge structural biology. Structural characterization of biomolecules important in human health and disease is crucial to understanding how these molecules function, as well as to designing therapeutics. Structural methods that make use of vanishingly small crystals have the potential to revolutionize how we obtain highly detailed structural ‘snapshots’ of biomolecules.

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Dr. Lisa Keefe was invited to attend the 2022 Kalvi Prize week in Norway.

Dr. Lisa Keefe was invited to attend the 2022 Kalvi Prize week in Norway. The Kavli Prize honors scientists for breakthroughs in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience – transforming our understanding of the big, the small and the complex.

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Dr. Monterio was elected as vice-chair of the Users’ Exectutive Committe for NSLS-II

Dr. Diana Monteiro was elected as vice-chair of the Users’ Executive Committee for NSLS-II, one of the newest and most advanced synchrotrons in the world. Synchrotrons are particle accelerators that produce the powerful X-rays needed for structural biology research.

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Drs Edward Snell and Stephan Ginell elected as American Crystallographic Association Fellows

August 2nd, 2022

Drs. Snell and Ginell are proud to be joining the ACA Fellow ranks, which include three Nobel laureates.

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News

HWI staff in Chicago help Pfizer create an effective COVID-19 treatment

Our team at the Advanced Photon Source have helped Pfizer create a COVID-19 treatment. The new drug candidate, Paxlovid, significantly reduced hospitalization and death in adult patients, according to Pfizer, and will be submitted for an emergency use authorization in the United States. 

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News

The Institute is home to the National Crystallization Center

This Five-year award from NIH brings prestige, jobs, investment to Western New York and recognizes almost two decades of our developments in this area. The National Crystallization Center provides access to state-of-the-art robotic instrumentation, advanced imaging technologies, and expertise in crystallization to the scientific community supporting both academia and industry.

The Center is actively involved in the fight against COVID-19.

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We are hiring

New positions have recently been posted for motivated individuals to join a dynamic and welcoming team. Help make a difference. We are looking for a number of new Institute members. Please check out our Careers page.

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Take a closer look at HWI’s world-class Cryo-EM center.

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News

Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute welcomes six new board members.

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News

Dr. Sarah Bowman on one way HWI is working to combat COVID-19.
Part of a series from researchers across the Northeast United States on the scientific efforts that are underway to address the current pandemic.

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HWI Young Professionals Program

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Research

Structural biology at the center of COVID-19 scientific efforts

Synergy between X-ray crystallography, cryoelectron microscopy and computational methods has led to critical advances indispensable to developing treatments for infection and vaccines for prevention.

Research

Accurate identification of metals in proteins.
Many proteins contain metals. Accurate identification of these is a prerequisite to understanding the biological mechanism and curing disease. An international team co-led by Dr. Snell developed a
 sensitive method to accurately determine both the metal type and position using very small volumes of protein.

Research

Helping others crystallize proteins.
Drs. Sarah Bowman & Miranda Lynch and intern Max Dudek have their work featured on the cover of the journal.

Research

Developing new tools to study the dynamics of proteins.
Dr. Diana Monteiro is working with an international collaboration of scientists from the University of Buffalo, Germany, and France to develop new tools allowing us and others to understand how life works.

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Join our team.
A welcoming group in a dynamic environment utilizing cutting-edge techniques to advance science for generations.

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Tour information
HWI is a 73,000 square foot state-of-the-art research facility focused on Structural Biology. It is one of the founding members of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Tours are unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic but our scientists are working hard to reach a point where we overcome this. We hope to show the public how our research has helped to combat the virus and many diseases that impact us today.

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NEWS

Samuel J. Russo, CPA
Take the reins as HWI Board Chair.

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Structures Magazine
Read about happenings at HWI.

Research

Helping cure disease.
Information on the dynamics of a system associated with inflammation, autoimmune disorders, fibrosis, cancer, and cataracts is revealed.