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 […]

BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Eric Wong

BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Eric Wong

“Prediction and Characterization of Protein-Protein Interfaces That Bind Intrinsically Disordered Protein Regions” , by Eric Wong, PhD Candidate, Gsponer Lab. Protein–protein interactions mediated by intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs) are differentiated from classical interactions between folded domains in terms of structure and function. Therefore, we developed a computational method specifically for the prediction of IDR-binding sites […]

BMBDG Seminars – Adrian Serohijos

BMBDG Seminars – Adrian Serohijos

“Integrating protein biophysics and population dynamics to predict microbial evolution,” by Adrian Serohijos, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Biophysics & Population Dynamics, Department of Biochemistry, Université de Montréal. “Evolution is a unifying theme in the urgent medical and public health problems we face today including cancer, the rise of antibiotic resistance, and the […]

BMBDG Seminars – Jeffrey Lee

BMBDG Seminars – Jeffrey Lee

“Structural mechanisms of membrane fusion: from virus -cell to cell-cell”, presentation by Jeffrey Lee, Associate Professor, and Canada Research Chair, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Monday, October 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm, LSC#3 Host: BMB Graduate Students.