Jayesh Kulkarni – Doctoral Exam

Jayesh Kulkarni – Doctoral Exam

“Structural and Functional Studies of Lipid Nanoparticles”, by Jayesh Kulkarni, PhD Candidate, Cullis Lab. Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm in Room 200 Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road

Benjamin Martin – Doctoral Exam

Benjamin Martin – Doctoral Exam

“Targeting of Histone Acetylation to Transcribed Chromatin,” by Benjamin Martin, PhD Candidate Howe Lab. Monday, March 19 at 12:00 pm Room 1416, Life Sciences Centre, 2345 Health Sciences Mall.

May Graduation

May Graduation

Congratulations Biochem graduates!! May Graduation, we have 2 separate days to celebrate your achievements. UBC will be conferring: MSc and PhD degrees on Wednesday, May 23rd at 8:30 am BSc degrees will be held on Thursday, May 31st at 11:00 am

BMBDG Seminar – Maria Barna

BMBDG Seminar – Maria Barna

“Specialized Ribosomes: A New Frontier in Gene Expression and Organismal Biology,” by Dr. Maria Barna, Stanford University. Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 3:00 pm, LSC#2, 2350 Health Sciences Mall.

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Cecilia Perez-Borrajeo and Florian Heinkel

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Cecilia Perez-Borrajeo and Florian Heinkel

“Fuzzy interactions: Phosphorylation-enhanced DNA binding autoinhibition of Ets1,” by Cecilia Perez-Borrajeo, PhD Candidate, McIntosh Lab. “Phase separation of a virulent ABC transporter in Mycobacterium tuberculosis,” by Florian Heinkel, PhD Candidate, McIntosh Lab. Monday, March 5th, 2018, at 3:00 pm, LSC#3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall

Miles Jaques – 2018 Wesbrook Scholar

Miles Jaques – 2018 Wesbrook Scholar

Miles Jaques, Biochemistry undergraduate student has been selected as a 2018 Wesbrook Scholar. The Premier Undergraduate Scholarships and Wesbrook Scholars are the University’s most prestigious designations, given to senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership, and involvement in student and community activities.  Congratulations Miles!!!    

Congratulations Undergraduate 3MT Winners

Congratulations Undergraduate 3MT Winners

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department hosted our 3rd annual undergraduate biochemistry 3-minute thesis (3MT) event near the end of term 1.  Students who are currently in biochemistry directed studies (BIOC 448) or biochemistry honours thesis (BIOC 449) were invited to present the concept behind their research projects to an audience of undergraduate students and […]

Craig Kerr – Doctoral Exam

Craig Kerr – Doctoral Exam

“Anatomy of an RNA virus: dissecting the host virus interactions that govern Dicistrovirus gene expression and transmission,” by Craig Kerr, PhD Candidate, Jan and Foster Labs. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 9:00 am, Room 200, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road.

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Craig Kerr

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Craig Kerr

“Anatomy of an RNA virus: dissecting the mechanisms of Dicistrovirus gene expression and transmission,” by Craig Kerr, PhD Candidate, Jan and Foster Labs. Monday, February 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm, LSc #3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall.  

Google Doodle Honours Har Gobind Khorana

Google Doodle Honours Har Gobind Khorana

Gobind Khorana was a Biochemistry professor at UBC in the 1950’s. He was an expert on chemical synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids. When he was working with Marshall W. Nirenberg at the University of Wisconsin, their research uncovered how DNA’s genetic code determines protein synthesis – which dictates how cell functions. That discovery earned […]