2019/20 Seminars + Events


November GraduationCongratulations Biochemistry graduates!! UBC will be conferring Biochemistry degrees on Friday, November 29th at 9:00 a.m. in the Chan Centre. Fall 2019 schedule November Graduation


Eric Wong – Doctoral Exam“Prediction and Characterization of Protein-Protein Interfaces that Bind Intrinsically Disordered Protein Regions”, by Eric Wong, doctoral candidate, Gsponer Lab. Thursday, November 28, 2019 12:30-3:30 pm, Room 203, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road. Abstract: Protein–protein interactions mediated by intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs) are differentiated from classical interactions between folded domains in terms of structure and […] Eric Wong – Doctoral Exam


BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Eric Wong“Prediction and Characterization of Protein-Protein Interfaces That Bind Intrinsically Disordered Protein Regions” , by Eric Wong, PhD Candidate, Gsponer Lab. Protein–protein interactions mediated by intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs) are differentiated from classical interactions between folded domains in terms of structure and function. Therefore, we developed a computational method specifically for the prediction of IDR-binding sites […] BMBDG Seminars: PhD Exit Seminar – Eric Wong


BMBDG Seminars – Adrian Serohijos“Integrating protein biophysics and population dynamics to predict microbial evolution,” by Adrian Serohijos, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Biophysics & Population Dynamics, Department of Biochemistry, Université de Montréal. “Evolution is a unifying theme in the urgent medical and public health problems we face today including cancer, the rise of antibiotic resistance, and the […] BMBDG Seminars – Adrian Serohijos


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