2016/17 Seminars + Events


BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Julienne Jagdeo“Identification of Novel Picornavirus Proteinase Substrates Using Terminal Amine Isotopic Labeling of Substrates”, by Dr. Julienne Jagdeo, Jan Lab. Monday, June 19th, 2017 at 3:00 pm, LSC#3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall. BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Julienne Jagdeo


BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Desmond Lau“Understanding ETS transcription factors: from ordered domains to disordered sequences,” by Dr. Desmond Lau, McIntosh Lab. Monday, June 12th, 2017, 3:00 pm, LSC #3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Desmond Lau


BMBDG Seminar – Peter Tieleman“Lateral lipid organization in Model membranes,” by Peter Tieleman, Professor, Biochemistry, University of Calgary. Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 3:00 pm. LSC #3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall. BMBDG Seminar – Peter Tieleman


BMBDG Seminar – Kristin Baetz“Expanding the biological roles of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae KAT NuA4 through systems biology,” by Kristin Baetz, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology and Director of Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, University of Ottawa. Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 3:00 pm, LSC #3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall. BMBDG Seminar – Kristin Baetz


Desmond Lau – Doctoral Exam“Understanding ETS transcription factors: from ordered domains to disordered sequences,” by Desmond Lau, PhD Candidate, McIntosh Lab. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:30 pm Room 207, Anthropology and Sociology Building, 6303 North West Marine Drive. Desmond Lau – Doctoral Exam


BMBDG Seminar – Selena Sagan“Host and Viral Determinants of Viral RNA Accumulation: from Hepatitis C Virus to Zika Virus”, Selena Sagan, Assistant Professor, McGill University. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Zika virus (ZIKV) represent a significant threat to global health. As positive-sense RNA viruses, their viral genome itself must serve as a template for viral translation, replication, and packaging. […] BMBDG Seminar – Selena Sagan


Seminar Series – Robert Walters“Control of gene expression by novel RNA modifications and cytoplasmic sequestration,” by Robert Walters, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado. Hosted by Dr. Leonard Foster Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:00 am, LSC #3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Seminar Series – Robert Walters


Seminar Series – Sheila Teves“Transcriptional memory through the cell cycle.” by Sheila Teves, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkley. Epigenetic maintenance of cell-type specific transcription programs is a key component of cell identity. However, this maintenance is challenged during mitosis in at least three ways. First, the transcription machinery is inactivated, leading to global transcription inhibition. Second, chromatin compacts into highly […] Seminar Series – Sheila Teves


Seminar Series – Nami Tajima“Molecular mechanisms of NMDA receptor function and regulation,” by Nami Tajima, Post Doctoral Fellow, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY. N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) belong to a class of ionotropic glutamate receptors that are crucially involved in brain development and function, and NMDAR dysfunction is implicated in various neurological diseases. Although NMDAR structures representing inhibited states are […] Seminar Series – Nami Tajima


Seminar Series – Alexander I. Taylor“Beyond DNA & RNA Synthetic Genetic Polymers,” by Alexander I Taylor, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge University, UK. Two of the hallmarks of life, heredity and evolution, can be recapitulated in the test tube using a series of synthetic alternatives to DNA composed of non-natural building blocks, ‘xeno nucleic acids’ (XNA). We have recently […] Seminar Series – Alexander I. Taylor