2018/19 Seminars + Events


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


Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and BC Children’s Hospital present – Beata Mickiewicz“Metabolomics of sepsis:  from metabolic data to clinical diagnosis, triage and mortality prediction”,  by Dr. Beata Mickiewicz, candidate for Faculty Position in Department of Biochemistry and BCCHRI. Despite of an extraordinary development in modern medicine sepsis remains the most life-threating condition in critically ill patients causing millions of deaths around the world. It has been […] Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and BC Children’s Hospital present – Beata Mickiewicz


Simon Sau Yin Law – Doctoral Exam“Structural insights into Inhibitory Mechanisms of Cathepsin K”, by Simon Law, PhD Candidate, Bromme Lab. Friday, November 30, 2018 at 9:30 am in LSC 4510, 2350 Health Science Mall. Simon Sau Yin Law – Doctoral Exam


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