Posts Tagged ‘George Georgiou’

Enzyme Safely Starves Cancer Cells in Preclinical Study

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Enzyme Safely Starves Cancer Cells in Preclinical Study

A research team led by Texas ChE Professor George Georgiou has engineered an enzyme that safely treats prostate and breast cancer in animals and also lengthens the lifespan of models that develop chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The new treatment and results from preclinical trials are described in a paper published in the Nov. 21 issue of … Read the rest »

Flu Vaccine’s Effectiveness Can Be Improved, New Findings Suggest

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Flu Vaccine’s Effectiveness Can Be Improved, New Findings Suggest

A team of engineers and scientists from the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering is reporting new findings on how the influenza vaccine produces antibodies that protect against disease, research that suggests that the conventional flu vaccine can be improved. The findings were reported in the journal Nature Medicine on Nov. 7.

The UT Austin team … Read the rest »

Georgiou Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

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Georgiou Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Texas ChE professor George Georgiou, the Laura Jennings Turner Chair in Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Election to NAI fellow status is a “professional distinction given to renowned academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made … Read the rest »

Top Presenters Announced for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Seminar Series

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Top Presenters Announced for the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Seminar Series

The department is pleased to announce top presenters for this year’s Graduate Student Seminar Series, as voted by attending first-year and third-year Ph.D. students:

Top Presenter
Ben Wendel (Georgiou Group)
A System Immunology Approach to the Development of Natural Immunity to Malaria

Ben’s research explores the progression of the immune system with age … Read the rest »

George Georgiou Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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George Georgiou Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced the election of new members this week, including biochemist and chemical engineering professor George Georgiou.

Georgiou has been recognized for paving the way for advances in medicine that improve people’s lives, with discoveries such as a technology that has been incorporated into drugs that fight macular degeneration … Read the rest »

George Georgiou Receives $1.7M Grant To Help The Immune System Eliminate Cancer Cells

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George Georgiou Named Inventor of The Year

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George Georgiou Named Top 20 Translational Researcher

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George Georgiou Named Top 20 Translational Researcher

Nature Biotechnology ranked George Georgiou, a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering, one of the world’s top 20 translational researchers in 2013.

Georgiou, a renowned biomedical engineer and molecular biologist, is a leading authority in the discovery, development and manufacturing of protein therapeutics. Nature Biotechnology recognized Georgiou for his output of U.S. and … Read the rest »

Georgiou and Team Receive $6.5 million for Vaccine Research

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Georgiou and Team Receive $6.5 million for Vaccine Research

Professor George Georgiou is leading a team of researchers that recently received a $6.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to accelerate the evaluation and development of new vaccines for emerging health threats.

Georgiou’s collaborators include the College of Natural Sciences’ Edward Marcotte, professor of chemistry … Read the rest »