2018/19 Seminars + Events


BMBDG PhD Exit Seminar – Tamiza Nanji“Characterizing the assembly and molecular interactions of the fission yeast Atg1 autophagy regulatory complex”,  by Tamiza Nanji, PhD Candidate, Yip Lab. Abstract: Macroautophagy, often referred to as autophagy, is a non-selective degradation mechanism used by eukaryotic cells to recycle cytoplasmic material and maintain homeostasis. Upregulated under starvation to generate molecular building blocks for ongoing cellular […] BMBDG PhD Exit Seminar – Tamiza Nanji


BMBDG Seminar – Karen Wing Yee Yuen“Epigenetic Control in Chromosome Segregation: @ Centromere and Sister Chromatid Cohesion”, by Karen Wing Yee Yuen, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences , University of Hong Kong. Each chromosome must segregate equally to the two daughter cells in every cell cycle. Errors in chromosome segregation can lead to aneuploidy in cancers and chromosome abnormality disorders. […] BMBDG Seminar – Karen Wing Yee Yuen


Tamiza Nanji – Doctoral Exam“Characterizing the assembly and molecular interactions of the fission yeast Atg1 autophagy regulatory complex,” by Tamiza Nanji, Candidate Yip Lab. Abstract: Macroautophagy, often referred to as autophagy, is a non-selective degradation mechanism used by eukaryotic cells to recycle cytoplasmic material and maintain homeostasis. Upregulated under starvation to generate molecular building blocks for ongoing cellular processes, […] Tamiza Nanji – Doctoral Exam


BMBDG Seminar – Sriram Subramaniam“Cryo-EM and integrative structural biology, ” by Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. Monday, February 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm, LSC #3 Host: Dr. Leoanard Foster BMBDG Seminar – Sriram Subramaniam


BMBDG Seminar – Robert T. Dirksen“Role of Orai1-dependent Ca2+ Entry in Muscle Adaptation to Exercise and Tubular Aggregate Myopathy,” by Robert T. Dirksen, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester Medical Center. Poster Monday, January 28, 2019, 3:00 pm in LSC#3 Host: Dr. Filip Van Petegem   BMBDG Seminar – Robert T. Dirksen


Steve Hur – Doctoral Exam“The Roles of Fibrinolysis in Regulating Coagulation Factor XIII,” by Steve Hur, Candidate in Kastrup Lab. Abstract: Coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) is a protransglutaminase enzyme that is activated at the end of the coagulation cascade. Activated FXIII (FXIIIa) stabilizes the blood clot from premature lysis by covalently crosslinking fibrin molecules to itself and to other […] Steve Hur – Doctoral Exam


BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Steve HurThe roles of fibrinolysis in regulating coagulation factor XIII”, by Steve Hur, PhD Candidate,  Kastrup Lab. Coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) is a protransglutaminase enzyme that is activated at the end of the coagulation cascade. Activated FXIII (FXIIIa) stabilizes the blood clot from premature lysis by covalently crosslinking fibrin molecules to itself and to other anti-fibrinolytic […] BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Steve Hur


BMBDG Seminar – Tao Huan“Global Metabolomics: from Innovation to Integration”, by Dr. Tao Huan, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, UBC.  Seminar Poster Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 3:00 pm LSC#3, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC. Host Dr. Franck Duong BMBDG Seminar – Tao Huan


A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year! Biochemistry and Molecular Biology office will be closed for the holidays, from noon Monday, December 24, 2018 and will re-open Wednesday, January 2, 2019. image from A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and BC Children’s Hospital present – Craig Wheelock“Integrative Molecular Phenotyping: biomarker discovery in the ‘omics era-balancing quantity vs. quality”, Craig Wheelock, PhD, Candidate for a Faculty Position in Department of Biochemistry & BCCHR. Dr. Craig Wheelock performed his doctoral work with Dr. Bruce Hammock at UC Davis in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry. Following a postdoctoral stint in the Hammock laboratory, he moved […] Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and BC Children’s Hospital present – Craig Wheelock