2018/19 Seminars + Events


November GraduationCongratulations Biochemistry graduates!! UBC will be conferring Biochemistry degrees on Friday, November 30th at 9:00 a.m. in the Chan Centre. Fall 2018 schedule   November Graduation


Stefanie Novakowski – Doctoral Exam“Delivery of messenger RNA to platelets using lipid nanoparticles,” by Stefanie Novakowski, PhD Candidate, Kastrup Lab. Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 12:30 pm 1416, LSC, 2350 Health Sciences Mall. Stefanie Novakowski – Doctoral Exam


BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Stefanie Novakowski“Delivery of mRNA to platelets using lipid nanoparticles”, by Stefanie Novakowski, PhD Candidate, Kastrup Lab. Platelets are small, anucleate cells that circulate in the blood stream and mediate hemostasis, inflammation, and angiogenesis. Platelet transfusions are used to treat active bleeding as well as to prevent bleeding during thrombocytopenia or prior to surgery. A method for […] BMBDG Seminar: PhD Exit Seminar – Stefanie Novakowski


BMBDG Seminar – Timothy Audas“Physiological Amyloid Aggregation: A Novel Stress Response Pathway”, by Timothy Audas, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Canada Research Chair-Tier 2: Functional RNA and Cellular Stress, Simon Fraser University Exposure to harsh environmental conditions requires the widespread re-programming of molecular networks to maintain homeostasis and ensure cell viability. My lab studies a novel […] BMBDG Seminar – Timothy Audas


Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and BC Children’s Hospital present – Robert Sander Jansen“Casting Light on Metabolic Dark Matter: Functional Gene Annotation using untargeted Metabolomics”, by Robert Sander Jansen, PhD  candidate for a Faculty Position in Department of Biochemistry and BCCHRI. Robert Jansen studies the function of uncharacterized proteins using untargeted metabolomics. He obtained his PhD from Utrecht University, where he developed quantitative LC-MS/MS methods for the detection […] Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and BC Children’s Hospital present – Robert Sander Jansen


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BMBDG Seminar – Artem Cherkasov“ADDUCT – Accelerated Drug Discovery Using Clinical Translation”, Artem Cherkasov, Senior Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences Monday, November 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm, LSC #3 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Host Dr. Natalie Strynadka BMBDG Seminar – Artem Cherkasov


BMBDG Seminar – LeAnn Howe“Maintenance of Transcriptional States”, LeAnn Howe, Biochemistry, UBC. Monday, October 15th, 2018 @3:00 pm, LSC #3   BMBDG Seminar – LeAnn Howe


Gairdner Symposium – Christopher J.L. Murray and Azim SuraniGairdner Symposium, UBC 2018:  Christopher J.L. Murray and Azim Surani Monday, October 22, 2018 at 3:30 to 6:00 pm Life Sciences Centre, LSC #2 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Hosted by Dr. Michael Hayden, Centre of Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, UBC Dr. Christopher J. L. Murray 2018 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Recipient […] Gairdner Symposium – Christopher J.L. Murray and Azim Surani


BMBDG Seminar – Stephen Haggarty“Humanizing CNS Drug Discovery Using Patient-Specific Stem Cell Models”, by Stephen Haggarty, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology & Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 3:00 pm, LSC #3. BMBDG Seminar – Stephen Haggarty