2021/22 Seminars + Events

BMBDG Seminar – Dr. David Sauer

BMBDG Seminar – Dr. David Sauer

Title:  Structural basis for the DASS/SLC13 family’s carboxylate transport, chemical inhibition, and pathogenesis Dr. David Sauer, P.I of Membrane Protein Structural and Chemical Biology, Centre for Medicines Discovery, University of Oxford. Abstract:  Citrate, α-ketoglutarate, and succinate are TCA cycle intermediates that also play essential roles in metabolic signalling and cellular regulation. These molecules are imported across the […]

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Jinhong Hu

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Jinhong Hu

Title: “Structural characterization of the Type 3 secretion system needle complex by single particle cryogenic electron microscopy” Abstract: “The bacterial type III secretion system, or injectisome, is a syringe-shaped nanomachine essential for the virulence of many pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria. A major functional subcomplex of the injectisome, the needle complex, is a 3.5MDa complex formed by […]

MICHAEL SMITH DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH LECTURE:  PROFESSOR DAME CAROL ROBINSON

MICHAEL SMITH DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH LECTURE: PROFESSOR DAME CAROL ROBINSON

“Title: A new phase for structural Biology” Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Director of the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford. Abstract: While cryo-EM has transformed our view of the structures of protein assemblies, behind the scenes gas phase structural biology has been emerging. Over a number of decades mass spectrometrists […]

Fall 2021 Graduation

Fall 2021 Graduation

UBC Vancouver’s Fall 2021 graduation ceremonies will be delivered in person on campus. All UBC grad ceremonies will take place at the Chan Centre from Tuesday, November 23 – Friday, November 26. Our undergrads are scheduled for 1:30 pm Thursday, November 25 (#11) and grads are scheduled for Friday, November 26, at 1:30 pm (#14). […]

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Udit Dalwadi

BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Udit Dalwadi

“Title: Biochemical and Structural Characterization of the Elongator, TINTIN and PI3K Gamma Complexes” Abstract: In eukaryotes, protein complexes are often composed of catalytic enzymes along with non-catalytic subunits that can modulate the stability, interaction  patterns, and activities of the catalytic subunits. In this thesis, three such complexes are biochemically and structurally characterized to uncover how their activities […]

Virtual: 2021 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium

Virtual: 2021 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium

The Vancouver Gairdner High School & National Symposium is held each fall to give students, teachers, and the academic community the opportunity to hear from two Gairdner award-winning scientists and learn about the BC Children’s Hospital’s research facilities.