Cancelled: Seminar Series – Dr. Bruno Di Stefano

Cancelled: Seminar Series – Dr. Bruno Di Stefano

“Dissecting mechanisms that govern cellular plasticity, ”  by Dr. Bruno Di Stefano, MGH Department of Molecular Biology, Harvard Medical School. Post-transcriptional mechanisms have the potential to influence complex changes in gene expression, yet their role in regulating stem cell potency and cell fate transitions remain largely unexplored. We have recently identified the RNA processing protein […]

Seminar Series – Dr. Chad W. Johnson

Seminar Series – Dr. Chad W. Johnson

“Evolved Molecules: Discovery and Directed Evolution of Nature’s Antibiotic Arsenal,” by Dr. Chad W. Johnson, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Antibiotics are essential components of modern medicine, but the overuse of broad-spectrum drugs and the emergence of drug-resistant pathogens have led to a looming crisis for global healthcare. Nearly all of our […]

Seminar Series – Dr. Monica C. Pillon

Seminar Series – Dr. Monica C. Pillon

“Cryo-EM reveals active site coordination within a multienzyme pre-rRNA processing complex,” by Dr. Monica C. Pillon, Signal Transduction Laboratory, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH Ribosome assembly is a complex process reliant on the coordination of trans-acting enzymes to produce functional ribosomal subunits and secure the translational capacity of the cell. Las1 is a […]

Seminar Series – Dr. Lauren N. Booth

Seminar Series – Dr. Lauren N. Booth

“Sexual Interactions Induce Early Death in Nematodes: Strategies and Counterstrategies,” by Dr. Lauren N. Booth, Department of Genetics, Stanford. Sexual interactions can dramatically influence health, but the molecular mechanism is poorly understood because the sexes are typically kept separate in biomedical research. In C. elegans and its relatives, interactions between the sexes negatively impact health. […]

Seminar Series – Dr. Ethan J. Greenblatt

Seminar Series – Dr. Ethan J. Greenblatt

“Insights into reproductive and neural disorders form developmentally quiescent oocytes,” by Dr. Ethan J. Greenblatt, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution for Science. Abstract: Human primordial follicles are capable of surviving a period of developmental arrest lasting for up to 4-5 decades; however, they develop with high levels of aneuploidy, leading to an estimated miscarriage rate […]

Matt Macauley, chemistry professor who works on glycans (sugars in the body) and their effect on immunology, on September 13, 2017.

Credit: John Ulan

BMBDG Seminar – Mathew Macauley

“Development of Biochemical Approaches to Study Siglec-Glycan Interactions”, by Mathew Macauley, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta. Siglecs are a family of carbohydrate (glycan) binding proteins expressed on white blood cells that have immunomodulatory properties. Siglec-glycan interactions help maintain immune homeostasis and dysregulation of Siglec-glycan interactions have recently been implicated in cancer, neurodegeneration, […]

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

  ‘Tis the season to wish one another joy and love and peace . Happy holidays and a wonderful New Year! Biochemistry and Molecular Biology office will be closed for the holidays, from noon Tuesday, December 24, 2019 and will re-open Thursday, January 2, 2020.    

Undergraduate 3MT Winners, 2019

Undergraduate 3MT Winners, 2019

Congratulations to the Undergraduate Biochemistry 3MT winners. The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department along with the BPP club hosted our 5th annual undergraduate biochemistry 3-minute thesis (3MT) event on November 20.  Students who are currently in biochemistry directed studies (BIOC 448) or biochemistry honours thesis (BIOC 449) were invited to present the concept behind their […]

November Graduation

November Graduation

Congratulations Biochemistry graduates!! UBC will be conferring Biochemistry degrees on Friday, November 29th at 9:00 a.m. in the Chan Centre. Fall 2019 schedule

Eric Wong – Doctoral Exam

Eric Wong – Doctoral Exam

“Prediction and Characterization of Protein-Protein Interfaces that Bind Intrinsically Disordered Protein Regions”, by Eric Wong, doctoral candidate, Gsponer Lab. Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:30-3:30 pm, Room 203, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road. Abstract: Protein–protein interactions mediated by intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs) are differentiated from classical interactions between folded domains in terms of structure and […]