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  • A strong case for increasing federal funding for basic research

    Professors Palazzo and Moraes co-authored an OpEd, “Dwindling Funding for Canadian Science”, that appeared in The Future Economy. They point out that Canada now spends less of its GDP on science than any other G7…
  • New Tricks for Phages

    In the latest issue of Molecular Cell, the Maxwell, Davidson and Moraes labs identify and characterize Aqs1, a multi-purpose DMS3 phage protein. Aqs1 binds and inhibits LasR, which is required for quorum sensing and the…
  • Phase separation of macromolecules in health and disease

    It is very hard to understand the effects of disease mutations that are prevalent in intrinsically disordered protein regions (IDRs). In a Perspective published in the December 23, 2020 issue of Cell, a collaborative Toronto…
  • Oliver P. Ernst Wins the 2020 Konrad Adenauer Research Award

    Our congratulations goes out to Professor Oliver Ernst, the recipient of the 2020 Konrad Adenauer Research Award. The Humboldt Foundation’s Konrad Adenauer Research Award honours researchers from Canada whose fundamental discoveries and findings have helped…
  • The Evolution of Biological Complexity from Junk

    What if we told you that you have a brain not because of natural selection, but in spite of it? In the latest issue of Cell, Professor Alex Palazzo and his collaborator, Eugene Koonin from…