A new study performed in part at the National Synchrotron Light Source, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science user facility at the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, takes researchers a step closer to understanding the molecular-level activity that takes place when the hepatitis C virus infects a host cell.
Brookhaven physicist Aleksey Bolotnikov will be the recipient of this year’s Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector (RTSD) Scientist Award, given to the individual who is deemed to have done the most to impact RTSD technology.
Jorg Schwender, a biochemist in the Lab's Biosciences Department, received tenure for his creative research to advance fundamental understandings of central carbon metabolism in plants—particularly for research on plant seed oil synthesis with integrated experimental and modeling approaches that involve isotope labeling, metabolic flux analysis, and computational modeling and simulation of metabolic networks. This research provides fundamental knowledge of biochemical processes that is important for developing and optimizing plants for renewable biofuels.
2013 was a banner year for science at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory—from our contributions to Nobel Prize-winning research to new insights into catalysts, superconductors, and other materials key to advancing energy-efficient technologies.