Ilia Yampolsky was awarded Detlef Schröder medal by the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS (Pregue, Chezh Republic). The seminar “New bioluminescence systems: luciferins, luciferases and luciferin biosynthesis pathways” took place at September 10th, 2019 in the IOCB Lecture Hall. Congratulations, Ilia!
This was a tough one to crack! Only 3 signals in proton NMR spectrum, and, thanks to X-ray, we could see more. But now we finally know how exactly these polychaeta worms glow to mate each other. Check out our new paper about Odontosyllis luciferin on PNAS website.
We are proud to announce that the third edition of Osamu Shimomura’s “Bioluminescence. Chemical Principles and Methods” is now available for purchase. Congratulations to our staff and colleagues, who participated in the preparation of this edition of the book.
Russian Science Foundation rscf.ru published the main results of 2018. The project of our laboratory “Development of the the first genetically encoded autonomously bioluminescent system of eukaryotes”, which is supported by RScF grant, was named among ten most important results of the year.
More information here (in russian).
This Tuesday, Feb 12th, our colleague Zinaida Kaskova took part in IUPAC Global Women’s breakfast, which aimed to assist women in science to raise the discussion about their career progress and develop new contacts in the network. The event was timed to the International Day of Women in Science. More information here.
#GlobalBreakfast #IUPAC100 #WomenInScience
After more than five years of a very collaborative research, we are glad to announce the main components of fungal bioluminescent system.
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this study. This is definitely one of our most interesting projects so far – and it’s not over! 😉
Check out our paper on PNAS website
Our research was highlighted in LeMonde newspaper
C&EN highlighted our discovery of Mechanism of Fungal Glowing