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The Universidad Nacional de San Agustín (UNSA) will develop a Center for Food Security in Arquipa, Peru

June 19, 2019

The Universidad Nacional de San Agustín (UNSA) with the collaboration of Purdue University will develop a Center for Food Security in Arequipa, Peru. The Dean of UNSA, Rohel Sánchez, indicated that the Center will develop policies towards sustainable food security, and the priority of the Center will be with water safety and quality. In addition, the Center will contribute to the ongoing research projects in collaboration with the Purdue Arequipa-Nexus Institute and UNSA to investigate solutions for soil health, improvement of agriculture practices and air quality in Arequipa, Peru.

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Visit of Architect Carmen Cecilia Salas and Engineer Jose Luis Huanque Quispe from the Unviersidad Nacional de San Augustin (UNSA)

June 19, 2019

Last week, Carmen Cecilia Salas Chavez (UNSA Architect) and Jose Luis Huanque Quispe (UNSA Engineer and Architect) visited Purdue and The Arequipa-Nexus Institute to coordinate the design of the CIEPA research building for the New Nexus in Arequipa, Peru.

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Purdue ranks 12th among worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents for 2018

June 17, 2019

Purdue University ranked 12th in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2018, matching its best finish in the annual rankings put out by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Purdue also ranked 12th in the rankings in 2016. It ranked 17th in 2017, 15th in 2015 and 16th in 2014. Purdue is among only a dozen U.S. universities to be rated in the top 20 in each of the past five years and one of only a few in the top 20 without a medical school. The rankings are based on data obtained from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Purdue ranks 12th among worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents for 2018

Mattoo Lab’s Cryoapex Technology Highlighted by Science Magazine

June 17, 2019

The laboratory of Dr. Seema Mattoo recently developed a new tomography-compatible electron microscopy technique called CryoAPEX. This technique, published in the Journal of Cell Science, has been highlighted in the Editor’s Choice column of Science magazine. Congratulations to the Mattoo lab!

Mattoo Lab’s Cryoapex Technology Highlighted by Science Magazine

Summary from first of three neuroscience engineering workshops

June 17, 2019

On June 10, the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience kicked off its Life Sciences-Engineering Workshop Series. The three-part program aims to create working groups that could identify major problems in neuroscience with interdisciplinary teams that incorporate both life sciences and engineering. Selected teams will receive funding from PIIN (with the potential for significant multi-year investments) as part of the institute’s key initiatives.

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VACCINE Paper Presentations at EuroVis 2019

June 15, 2019

VACCINE Director Dr. David Ebert and graduate researcher Calvin Yau attended EuroVis 2019 in Portugal this June.

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PI4D Graduate Student Ambassador Andrea Lobene

June 14, 2019

This June, I traveled to Baltimore to attend the Nutrition 2019 conference.

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Protein shows promise in treating Parkinson's disease

June 13, 2019

The true cause of Parkinson’s disease is still a mystery to researchers, although they do know that in many patients, a protein called alpha-synuclein (aSyn) tends to aggregate in brain cells. But a different protein could help stop that aggregation, according to a new study in the Journal of Molecular Biology.

Protein shows promise in treating Parkinson's disease

The National University of Saint Agustine (UNSA) will have the only building powered by solar energy in Peru

June 13, 2019

Purdue Professors William Hutzel, Mechanical Engineering and Mark Zimpfer, Polytechnic Institute are leading the project Net Energy Zero with researchers from UNSA to take advantage of Arequipa's sunny weather to create building powered by solar energy.

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Outreach and Engagement

June 11, 2019

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience has recently participated in Nano Days, PUNS, and PAMR.

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