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Assistant professor of biochemistry Ophelia Venturelli was recently named to a list of 34 young researchers featured in the journal Biochemistry’s “Future of Biochemistry: The International Issue” special issue.

Energy & Society

| Stephanie Blaszczyk

Five University of Wisconsin–Madison professors have earned prestigious awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS). With more than 156,000 members, ACS is the largest scientific society in the world.

Energy & Society

| Eric Hamilton

Lager beer is cold, crisp, dry — and worth about half a trillion dollars worldwide. Behind the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage is a yeast adapted to the cold, and hungry for the sugars it will transform into bubbles and booze.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion

| Sam Million-Weaver

A strategy for transforming waste from the Greek yogurt-making process into a high-value sweetener product might pave the way for millions of extra dollars per year for dairy producers.

Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion

| Max Witynski

A major goal of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center is to harness the power of microbes to create biofuels. But often, it’s an expensive challenge for scientists to identify the most useful individual variants among thousands of similar microbe strains.

Transportation & Fuels, Plant Genetics & Breeding

| Will Cushman

A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has received a $1.8 million grant to develop new materials for multiple uses, including the ability to withstand the corrosive environment within a molten salt nuclear reactor.

Materials, Nuclear, Energy & Society

| Eric Hamilton

If you’ve ever grown carrots in your garden and puzzled over never once seeing them flower, don’t blame your lack of a green thumb.

Plant Genetics & Breeding, Energy & Society