Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

‘Tis the season to wish one another joy, love, and peace from a social distance. Happy holidays and have a wonderful New Year! Biochemistry and Molecular Biology office will be closed from noon Thursday, December 24, 2020 and will re-open Monday, January 4, 2021.

Fabian Garces – Doctoral Exam

Fabian Garces – Doctoral Exam

“Biochemical Analysis of ABCA4 Mutations Responsible for Stargardt Disease”, by Fabian Garces, Doctoral Candidate, Molday Lab Virtual Exam, closed to examining committee only: Thursday, December, 10 at 10:00 am.

November Convocation – November 25, 2020

November Convocation – November 25, 2020

Fall graduation 2020 for UBC, Vancouver will be a virtual ceremony.  Pre-show celebration begins at 2:30 pm. Ceremony begins at 3:00 pm. Congratulations to our students!!! Grad students obtaining their degrees this fall: Linda Dumalo, MSc Jasmine Li-Brubacher, MSc John Andrew Alexander, PhD Brian James Caffrey, PhD Nathanael Caveney, PhD Chloe Gerak, PhD Kathleen Kolehmainen, […]

BMBDG Seminar – Jennifer Mitchell

BMBDG Seminar – Jennifer Mitchell

“Comparative epigenomics determines transcriptional regulatory codes in mammalian genomes,” by Jennifer Mitchell, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto. Abstract: Non-coding transcriptional enhancers are critical for development, phenotype divergence during evolution and often mutated in disease contexts; however, even in well-studied cell types, the sequence code conferring enhancer activity remains unknown. Enhancers are […]

BMBDG Seminar – Reut Shalgi

BMBDG Seminar – Reut Shalgi

“Differential roles for DNAJ isoforms in HTT-polyQ and mutant FUS aggregation modulation revealed by chaperone network screens”, by Reut Shalgi, Assistant Professor, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. Abstract: Protein aggregation is a hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases. In order to cope with misfolding and aggregation, cells have evolved an elaborate network […]

BMBDG Seminar – Steven Rutherford

BMBDG Seminar – Steven Rutherford

“New modalities for interfering with outer membrane biogenesis in Gram-negative bacteria”, by Steven Rutherford, Senior Scientist, Infectious Disease, Genentech. Abstract: Multi-drug resistant bacteria are a global health threat and new strategies are needed to combat them. However, the discovery of novel antibiotics to treat infections by Gram-negative bacteria has been thwarted by the outer membrane, […]

BMBDG Seminar – Gabriel Zentner

BMBDG Seminar – Gabriel Zentner

“Making heads or tails of Mediator function, and how transcription start sites earn their STRIPEs”, Gabriel Zentner, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University Bloomington. Precise transcriptional regulation is critical for diverse aspects of biology ranging from cellular differentiation to metabolic homeostasis, and transcription is frequently deregulated in human disease. We use genome-wide approaches to […]

BMBDG Seminars – Dr. Joerg Gsponer

BMBDG Seminars – Dr. Joerg Gsponer

“The interactive behaviour of white-collar workers in biological systems.” by Dr. Joerg Gsponer, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michael Smith Laboratories, UBC. Monday, October 19, 2020 at 2:30 pm. Join by Zoom. Hosted by Dr. Leonard Foster

2020 Astell Award Laureates

2020 Astell Award Laureates

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology proudly presents the 2020 Astell Award Laureates for their contributions in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion              

BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Brian Caffrey

BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Brian Caffrey

“Three-Dimensional Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy of Molecular and Cellular Structures,” by Brian Caffrey, Candidate Subramaniam Lab. Abstract: Unravelling the complex spatial arrangement of networks and interfaces between proteins, cells and tissues is fundamental to our understanding of healthy and pathological processes. Therefore, a three-dimensional ultrastructural understanding of this arrangement is key to developing modern […]