2021/22 Seminars + Events

BMBDG Seminar:  P.h.D Exit Seminar – Amy Strilchuk (Cancelled)

BMBDG Seminar: P.h.D Exit Seminar – Amy Strilchuk (Cancelled)

Title: Blood clot stability can be controlled using lipid nanoparticle-delivered siRNA Abstract: Disruptions in the balance of clot formation and degradation can lead to dangerous, potentially fatal, clotting or bleeding events. While a plethora of research tools and clinical therapies exist to control clot formation, options for controlling clot degradation are extremely limited. RNA and lipid-based technologies […]

BMBDG Seminar: Ph.D. Exit Seminar – Karlton Scheu

BMBDG Seminar: Ph.D. Exit Seminar – Karlton Scheu

Title: Dissecting the biophysical properties and DNA-binding specificity of the ETV6 transcription factor Abstract: Transcription factors bind to specific DNA sequences and regulate the expression of associated genes. In this thesis, I used several biophysical methods to investigate the structure and DNA-binding specificity profile of the eukaryotic transcription factor ETV6. I investigated the mechanisms by which ETV6 selectively […]

BMBDG Seminar: Ph.D. Exit Seminar – Enoli de Silva

BMBDG Seminar: Ph.D. Exit Seminar – Enoli de Silva

Title: The role of the actin cytoskeleton in regulating platelet lifespan and function  Abstract: Platelets are small discoid blood cells that regulate hemostasis and wound healing. Normal platelet function is largely contingent on the shape change reaction that occurs following the cells’ exposure to external stimuli and/or soluble agonists. Agonist-driven platelet shape change is mediated by reorganizations […]

BMBDG Seminar: Ph.D. Exit Seminar – John Chen

BMBDG Seminar: Ph.D. Exit Seminar – John Chen

Title: Mutational scanning of metallo-β-lactamases to probe functional determinants, selection pressure dependence and homolog incompatibilities Abstract: Enzymes known as metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs) are a major source of bacterial resistance against β-lactams, one of the most widely used classes of clinical antibiotics. MBLs degrade almost all classes of β-lactams with high efficacy, and can be transmitted on plasmids. Detailed […]

BMBDG Seminar: Ph.D. Exit Seminar – Bronwyn Lyons

BMBDG Seminar: Ph.D. Exit Seminar – Bronwyn Lyons

Posted on March 31, 2022 Title: Structural investigation of the Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli type 3 secretion system. Abstract: “Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) is frequently a cause of diarrheal disease, stemming from produce contamination due to farm waste run-offs, and inadequate supply of clean water. Virulence mechanisms that these bacteria employ to cause disease are conserved across many pathogens, such as […]

BMB-GSA’s symposium on May 5th from 10-4 pm
BMBDG Seminar: Ph.D. Exit Seminar – James Li

BMBDG Seminar: Ph.D. Exit Seminar – James Li

Title:  Heterologous production and functional characterization of Auxiliary Activity family 10 lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases for fiber functionalization Abstract: “Organic matter from plants and animals (biomass) represents a largely untapped renewable resource. Cellulose and chitin are carbohydrate polymers that account for the majority of biomass found on earth and can be used to produce fuels, chemicals, […]

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – David Rattray

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – David Rattray

Title: Proteomic Method Development for Studying Salmonella-Host Protein Interactions. Salmonella is a pathogen of humans and animals. Pathogenesis is mediated by effector proteins that are translocated into host cells. These effector proteins interact with host proteins and cellular processes to establish a replication permissive niche for the bacterium. Efforts to determine the roles of the effector proteins […]

BMB Diversity in Biochemistry: An EDI-Focused Virtual Careers Night

BMB Diversity in Biochemistry: An EDI-Focused Virtual Careers Night

In an effort to promote equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) at UBC, the BMB EDI committee is holding it’s first EDI-focused career’s night featuring speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds who will share their experiences regarding their educational and career trajectories. The event is on […]

BMBDG Seminar – Dr. Francois-Michel Boisvert

BMBDG Seminar – Dr. Francois-Michel Boisvert

Title:  More ubiquitins than meets the eye: Novel variants encoded by ubiquitin pseudogenes. Professor, Department of Immunology and Cell Biology. Director of the Cancer Research Institute of the Universite de Sherbrooke. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Abstract:  Post-translational modification by ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifier proteins regulate cellular processes at almost every levels. Ubiquitin itself is encoded […]