2019/20 Seminars + Events


BMBDG Seminars – Jeffrey Lee“Structural mechanisms of membrane fusion: from virus -cell to cell-cell”, presentation by Jeffrey Lee, Associate Professor, and Canada Research Chair, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Monday, October 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm, LSC#3 Host: BMB Graduate Students. BMBDG Seminars – Jeffrey Lee


BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Akil Hamza“Human-yeast cross-species complementation of chromosome instability genes”, by Akil Hamza, doctoral candidate, Hieter Lab. Monday, September 30, 2019 at 2:30 in LSC#3 Abstract Humanized yeast offer a valuable resource with which to model and study human biology. Using cross-species complementation, model organisms like the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, can be utilized to measure the impact […] BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Akil Hamza


Gairdner Symposium – Dr. Ronald Vale and Dr. Bruce StillmanGairdner Symposium, UBC  2019: Ronald Vale and Bruce Stillman Monday, October 21, 3:30-6:00 pm Life Sciences Centre, LSC #2 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Hosted by Dr. Michael Hayden, Centre of Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, UBC Dr. Ronald Vale 2019 Canada Gairdner International Award Recipient Professor, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco; Investigator, […] Gairdner Symposium – Dr. Ronald Vale and Dr. Bruce Stillman


BMBDG Seminar – Douglas Fowler“New approaches for addressing the effect of genetic variation at scale,” by Douglas M. Fowler, Associate Professor, Department of Gnome Sciences, University of Washington, School of Medicine. How does a protein’s sequence encode its fold and function?  How do changes in sequence influence disease risk, prognosis and treatment? How do gene expression patterns combine with […] BMBDG Seminar – Douglas Fowler


Akil Hamza – Doctoral Exam“Human-yeast cross-species complementation of chromosome instability genes”, by Akil Hamza, doctoral candidate, Hieter Lab. Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 12:30 in Room 200, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road. Abstract Humanized yeast offer a valuable resource with which to model and study human biology. Using cross-species complementation, model organisms like the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, […] Akil Hamza – Doctoral Exam


BMBDG Seminar – Carolina Tropini“Physical Perturbations to the Gut Microbiota During Health and Disease,” by Carolina Tropini, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Microbiology & Immunology, UBC. The consortium of microbes living in and on our bodies is intimately connected with human biology and deeply influenced by physical forces. Despite incredible gains in describing this community, […] BMBDG Seminar – Carolina Tropini


Seth Parker – Guest Speaker“Differential transporter utilization facilitates nutrient crosstalk and creates a targetable metabolic niche in cancer,” by Seth Parke, Post-Doctoral Fellow, New York University School of Medicine, Alec Kimmelman Lab. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and BC Children’s Hospital presents Seth Parker, candidate for joint Faculty position in BMB and BCCHRI. Seth Parker received his B.S. […] Seth Parker – Guest Speaker


Amelia Palermo – Guest Speaker“Charting metabolism in health and disease by activity metabolomics and nanostructure imaging mass spectrometry,” by Amelia Palermo, post-doctoral scientist. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and BC Children’s Hospital presents Amelia Palermo, candidate for joint Faculty position in BMB and BCCHRI. Amelia is currently a post-doctoral scientist at The Scripps Research Institute Center for Metabolomics […] Amelia Palermo – Guest Speaker