2016/17 Seminars + Events


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


Seminar Series – Sarah Cohen“Organelle Dynamics and Fatty Acid Trafficking” by Sarah Cohen, PhD, Visiting Fellow, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. Monday, May 1, 2017, LSC#3, 10:00 am, hosted by Dr. Leonard Foster.   Seminar Series – Sarah Cohen


Julienne Jagdeo – Doctoral Exam“Identification of Novel Picornavirus Proteinase Substrates Using Terminal Amine Isotopic Labeling of Substrates”, by Julienne Jagdeo, PhD Candidate, Jan Lab. Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:00 am, Room 200, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road. Julienne Jagdeo – Doctoral Exam


BMBDG Seminar – Corey Nislow“Reverse Chemical Genetics: Comprehensive Fitness Profiling Reveals Drug Target Interactions”, Corey Nislow, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC. Monday, April 10, 2017, @3:00 pm LSC #2, 2350 Health Sciences Mall. BMBDG Seminar – Corey Nislow


BMBDG Seminar – Bert Semler — Cancelled“Viral strategies to hijack and alter host cell functions during picornavirus replication”, by Bert Semler, Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Monday, April 3, 2017, 3:00 pm, LSC #3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC. BMBDG Seminar – Bert Semler — Cancelled