Congratulations Jennifer Kim!

Jennifer Kim was recently awarded the 2021 Mehta Phingbodhipakkiya Memorial Scholarship, presented to one top junior in the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech. Jennifer is working toward a B.S. in Biochemistry while pursuing compelling origin of life research questions with both the Williams

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Announcing ProteoVision

ProteoVision, a webserver for visualization of phylogenetic and structural information about ribosomal proteins in multiple dimensions, is now public. ProteoVision's viewers allow users to represent multiple sequence alignments, secondary structures, three-dimensional structures, and amino acid frequencies of proteins. ProteoVision

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Congratulations Holly!

The COOL center congratulates Holly McCann with the Best Oral Presentation Award at the GT Undergraduate Research Symposium in Spring 2021!

Holly's presentation "ProteoVision: a web server for advanced visualization of proteins" won the  best oral presentation in the college of sciences! 

Congratulations, Petar!

Congratulations to Petar Penev of the Williams Lab for graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy in Bioinformatics from the School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech!

Congratulations Petar!

The COOL Center congratulates Dr. Petar Penev of the Williams lab with a successful oral defense of his PhD thesis entitled: "Ribosomal Evolution at the Intersection of Sequence and Structure"!  Petar has been at GT for the last 5 years and performed a variety of studies on  phylogeny, evolution and visualization of the translational machinery.  We wish Petar a successful and productive post

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Dr. Yuhong Wang as Guest Speaker at COOL Meeting

On Tuesday March 9, 2021, Dr. Yuhong Wang will be a guest speaker at the COOL meeting. She is a biophysicist and associate professor in the department of biology and biochemistry at the University of Houston. Her research lab is applying single molecule fluorescence microscopy to study the ribosome translation

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Perseverance Rover Successfully Lands on Mars

The Perseverance Rover launched in the summer of 2020 and landed on Jezero Crater, Mars on February 18, 2021. Video of the rover's descent and touchdown can be viewed here. Perseverance has several scientific instruments to carry out its mission which is to find evidence of ancient microbial life and collect rock and regolith samples to

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Georgia Tech COVID-19 Test Kit Protocol Featured in ASBMB

Georgia Tech and the COOL team's efforts in designing and publishing a protocol for labs to make COVID-19 RT-PCR test kits have been recognized in an ASBMB article. The project was headed by Loren Williams along with contributions made by scientists and students, including COOL member Sara Fahkretaha–Aval who is one of the co-first authors of the

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AbGradCon 2021

The Astrobiology Graduate Conference is scheduled to take place on September 14-17, 2021 as a virtual meeting. AbGradCon is organized and attended by students and postdocs to provide the opportunity to give formal presentations on their abstract in a conference setting. Graduate students and early career researchers interested in astrobiology can share their ideas, collaborate, and network. 

2021 Exploration and Origins Colloquium

On February 17-18, 2021, Georgia Tech's ExplOrigins group is holding a virtual colloquium to feature research involving space exploration, biological, geological, and astronomical origins, and astrobiology. The first day will be a poster session and the second day will have research talks and a Mars 2020 Perseverance Landing viewing. This event invites participation from the greater science

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