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  • The Medical Foundation of Buffalo, which has been renamed the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, was founded on November 1, 1956.

  • Hauptman-Woodward currently employs more than 75 individuals.

  • The HWI staff consists of more than 15 Ph.D.- level scientists and more than 7 technical staff members.

  • The combined cumulative experience of our scientists totals more than 450 years of scientific expertise and commitment to research.
  • Every year, our scientists are invited to speak at conventions, symposia, conferences, and meetings both nationally and internationally in dozens of states in the continental U.S. and more than a dozen foreign countries including Morocco, Turkey, Egypt, Japan, France, Slovenia, Australia and many more.
     
  • Our scientists currently collaborate with their colleagues at more than 30 institutions worldwide.

  • Over the course of our history in doing crystallography, HWI scientists have crystallized and determined the structure of more than 300 additional steroid hormones, 100 thyroid hormones, 50 ion transport antibiotics, 30 prostaglandins, and hundreds of additional compounds including proteins and enzymes implicated in diseases.

  • Every year, HWI offers a summer apprenticeship program for students.

  • HWI offers SnB, a computer program that permits the structure of molecules to be visualized from crystallographic data, free of charge to academic users on the internet.

  • In January 2001, HWI and the University at Buffalo reached an historic collaborative agreement, which resulted in the formation of the UB Department of Structural Biology.  The department is located at our facilities and staffed by our scientists.
     
  • HWI houses the American Crystallographic Association (ACA), an organization that has more than 2500 members worldwide who study the atomic arrangement of matter.
     
  • HWI’s High Throughput Crystallization Lab is one of the first laboratories in the world to utilize High Throughput Screening (HTS) methods to identify initial crystallization conditions of biological macromolecules. The lab was established at HWI in February 2000.

  • From February 2000 through February 2012,, the HTS laboratory was used to set up 21 million crystallization experiments on > 13,750 samples.  The majority of the samples come from investigators located within the United States; however samples have been received from Canada, Denmark, India, Italy, Korea, New Zealand, Peru, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

  • The HTS laboratory collaborates with a group of 1086 structural biologists and the Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium.During a typical month 100 macromolecular samples (150,000 experiments) are set up to search for initial crystallization conditions.
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