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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. The successful candidate will support the mission of the Department of Chemistry, especially initiatives in nanoscale science or biochemistry, and will have a strong commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. Appointment to the position will be effective August 15, 2013. Required qualifications: a Ph.D. in chemistry or related area; relevant postdoctoral, academic or industrial experience; a commitment to establishing a productive, externally funded research program; and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We especially welcome applications from chemists interested in developing collaborations through participation in any of several interdisciplinary initiatives on campus, including the interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Nanoscale Science, the Bioinformatics Research Center, the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science (CBES), the Ph.D...

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Journal of Biotechnology & Bio-materials Editorial


Juan L Vivero-Escoto
Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

 Protein therapeutics holds significant promise for improving human health [1,2]. Our organism contains thousands of proteins, which perform essential functions in growth, development and metabolism regulation. Many diseases arise from the alterations in the functions of intracellular proteins [1]. Therefore, the administration of therapeutic proteins has shown great potential in the treatment of many diseases, including cancer and diabetes. Protein therapeutics has emerged since the 1980s and represents currently a significant part of biopharmaceuticals [2]. For example, Lantus®, an engineered protein (insulin) was one of the top ten selling biopharmaceuticals in 2009 [1]. Moreover, protein drugs with much better therapeutic performance are developed every year. The pharmaceutical research and manufacturers of...

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Nano Girls: An epic tale of 3 guys' quest to use nanotechnology for solar cells.
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