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Welcome to the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry!

For over 90 years, the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry in the School of Medicine and Public Health has excelled in research, teaching and service. Located in the vibrant and contemporary Hector F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex on Henry Mall, our research programs are at the forefront of biochemical research, integrating fundamental molecular mechanisms with human disease. Our key strengths in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Genomics and Development make us a nexus for collaborative studies between basic scientists and clinicians. The environment is highly interdisciplinary, not only within our department but across the entire UW-Madison campus. Please browse the following pages to find out more about our latest news, the ongoing research of our talented faculty, information about our exceptional graduate students and PhD program (Integrated Program in Biochemistry), alumni support opportunities, and contact information for any questions you might have. We invite you to stop by to tour our outstanding facilities and meet our faculty, staff and students.

Heidi DvingeRemembering Dr. Heidi Dvinge

It is with great sadness that the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry reports the unexpected passing of Dr. Heidi Dvinge, an Assistant Professor in our department on Friday, September 20. The School of Medicine and Public Health offers a brief retrospective of Heidi, her  career and accomplishments here  and more from the UW-Madison New Service here.

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Monday Sept 9: Biochemistry Colloquium

Rhiju Das, Stanford University
“Computer design of RNA structure/function”
3:30 PM, 1211 Biochemical Sciences

Tue Apr 9: Contemporary Biochemistry

Ting Lu, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Bottom-up Assembly of Microbial Communities: Modeling, Analysis and Engineering”
3:30 PM, Room 1211 Biochemical Sciences

Thur Oct 3: RNA MaxiGroup

Matthias Hentze, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
6:30 PM, Room 1360 Genetics and Biotechnology.

BMC In the News...

Coon Recipient of HUPO Award

Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry Josh Coon has been awarded a HUPO by the Human Proteome Organization in recognition of outstanding effort and achievement in the field of proteomics. Press release here. 06 Sept, 2018

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