Undergraduate 3MT WinnersJanuary 8, 2016Congratulations to the winners of the Undergraduate Biochemistry 3MT event Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic competition developed by The University of Queensland, Australia. Typically, these competitions are directed at graduate students. Considering the wide range of undergraduate research at UBC, on November 25, we had an undergraduate 3MT competition. Challenging their communication skills, […] Read More

2015 Distinguished Medical Research Lecturer AwardDecember 1, 2015Dr. Shoukat Dedhar have been selected by the Faculty of Medicine Research Council to be awarded the 2015 Distinguished Medical Research Award in Basic Science Research. “Every year the Faculty of Medicine recognizes the outstanding lecturers in our medical research fields. Candidates from Basic Sciences or Clinical Sciences are nominated by fellow faculty members on […] Read More

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Solmaz Sobhanifar Awarded 2015 Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow AwardOctober 19, 2015Dr. Solmaz Sobhanifar, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Strynadka Lab, to receive the 2015 Mike Page Award . She will present a short seminar on, “The ‘bio’ in science and flamenco”. Friday, October 23rd at 4:00 pm in LSC #3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall. Read More

Dr. Hugh Kim and Dr. Harry BrumerJune 30, 2015Biochemistry welcomes two new Associate Members: Dr. Hugh Kim and Dr. Harry Brumer. Dr. Hugh Kim, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry is a Principal Investigator in The Centre for Blood Research, UBC. Dr. Brumer is a full professor who holds joint appointments in both Chemistry and The Michael Smith Laboratories.       […] Read More

Dr. Natalie Strynadka a Fellow to The Royal SocietyMay 6, 2015Congratulations Dr. Natalie Strynadka!  Dr. Strynadka is one of 47 Fellows elected to The Royal Society. “The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.” Read More

Natalie Strynadka Awarded 2 New CIHR Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial ResistanceApril 23, 2015New funding for major program to tackle microbial drug resistance Natalie Strynadka has joined with colleagues at UBC, at other Canadian Universities and several centres in Europe to attract major new funding for a Joint Initiative of the Canadian Government (through CIHR) and the European Union.  Natalie has won two grants that are valued at […] Read More

Pieter Cullis Awarded Milton Wong Award for LeadershipApril 23, 2015Dr. Pieter Cullis was awarded Milton Wong Award for Leadership by LifeSciences BC. “This award is designed to recognize an individual outside the direct life sciences and biotechnology industry in British Columbia who has demonstrated a significant contribution to the development of the sector. The award highlights the accomplishments of a person who has impacted […] Read More

Patrizio Panelli – Defended MSc ThesisApril 22, 2015Congratulations Patrizio! On April 1, 2015, Patrizio Panelli successfully defended his thesis, “Characterization of the Potential Role of Myosin IIa in Parkin Translocation during Mitophagy.”  He has been studying in Dr. Thibault Mayor’s lab. Read More

Spence Macdonald – Completed MSc ThesisJanuary 23, 2015Congratulations Spence! In December, Spence successfully defended his MSc thesis, ”A metagenomic search for glycoside phosphorylases using a phosphate dependent 2, 4-dinitrophenyl glycoside colorimetirc assay ” Spence studied in Dr. Withers’ lab. Read More