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Fabric Phase Sorptive Extraction (FPSE), developed by Drs. Kabir and Furton, has continued to enjoy worldwide popularity as a new generation, green analytical and bioanalytical sample preparation technique. Today, Separations, a renowned Switzerland based open access journal, has announced to publish a Special Issue of the journal on "ADVANCES IN FABRIC PHASE SORPTIVE EXTRACTION". Dr. Kabir will serve as the Guest Editor of the Specia

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Chemistry professor Kevin O'Shea is the recipient of the 2017 Faculty Convocation Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring. Professor Bruce McCord received the Faculty Award for Research and Creative Activities. Congratulations to both!

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Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing a new way to construct precise three-dimensional images of biological molecules, potentially leading to, a revolution in how scientists study the inner workings of cells.

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Florida International University Researchers hope to pinpoint where heroin comes from and help stop the opioid crisis. The chemical structure of the drug provides clues to the manufacturing process used to turn opium poppies to heroin, an opioid that killed nearly 13,000 users in the United States in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The efforts of the FIU Center was featured in a Miami Herald Article and the most recent edition of FIU News.

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Zaida Morales Martinez, Professor Emeritus at FIU Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named the 2017 Recipient of the ACS Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences. The award will be presented at the 2017 Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society which will be held in Charlotte North Carolina on November 7 - 11, 2017. This is indeed an honor. Congratulations Zaida!

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The NIH has renewed her R01 grant entitled: "Control of DNA Topology". This project is focused on understanding the structure, mechanism, interactions and regulation of bacterial topoisomerase I, a validated target for discovery of novel antibacterial compounds. The proposed work is of timely relevance for the development of new antibacterial therapy to combat the global health problem of multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens.

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FIU Chemistry Professor and Director of the International Forensic Science Institute talks about fire investigations and standardization in forensic science. This interview is featured the ACS Publication "Central Science" and is in collaboration with Chemical and Engineering News.

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This project, entitled "Phase I IUCRC Florida International University: Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science (CARFS)," There are 5 universities involved (GW, TAMU, Northeastern, and U. of South Alabama are the other 4). FIU is the lead institution and Jose Almirall will serve as the Center Director. Congratulations to Jose and his IFRI colleagues including Bruce McCord, Tony deCaprio, Yi Xiao, Ken Furton and the rest of IFRI.

The National Science Foundation hereby awards a grant to Florida International University for support of the project entitled," Collaborative Research: Adsorption and Photochemical Transformations of Arsenic and Selenium Species by Natural Organic Matter-Coated Magnetic Nano-sized Iron Oxide Particles," under the direction of Dr. O'Shea. The award is expected to total $258,377.

By exploiting a brain tumor’s own biology, researchers at FIU’s Biomolecular Sciences Institute (BSI) are hoping to destroy glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer with no known cure.

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