Each year the Department holds a Research Day which is held at various venues either on or off campus. This full-day event brings together trainees, faculty and staff to celebrate the year’s scientific achievements as well as to enjoy one another’s company in a relaxed and convivial setting. Research Day showcases work by our students and postdocs in the form of posters and selected oral presentations with additional talks from several faculty members.
A highlight of the Day is our annual Theo Hofmann lecture, delivered by a prominent international scientist, and has featured the likes of Phil Hieter (UBC), Michel Bouvier (U de M), Greg Petsko (Brandeis) and Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (NIH). Our Hofmann lecturer also serves double duty as guest judge for our graduate student and postdoc poster competition. Regardless of the competition outcome all of us end up winners having enjoyed a day of great science, terrific food and excellent company!
Research Days in the Past
On August 25th and 26th, the Biochemistry Department held its first Retreat outside of Toronto at the Geneva Park Conference Centre near Orillia.
The turnout was terrific with 140 trainees, staff and Faculty gathering for two days to celebrate the science that we do and to enjoy each other’s company in a beautiful lakeside setting. The […]
More than 200 attendees and 80 posters contributed to another highly successful Research Day. Held in the Medical Sciences Auditorium with posters in the Stone Lobby, we also enjoyed a BBQ lunch on the “patio” in between.
As always, the calibre of science was extremely high, featuring research talks from trainees and our newest faculty members, as well as […]
Emad Heidary Arash, from the Attisano lab, presented the Beckman Coulter – Molecular Devices Prize talk for the most outstanding paper published in 2014 from a student in the Biochemistry Department.
In this paper Emad and his co-authors identify ARHGEF7, also known as β-Pix, as a new regulator of the Hippo intracellular signalling pathway. This work […]
This year’s Scott Award went to Tomas Gverzdys from the Nodwell lab.
This award is for the “best all-round Biochemistry graduate student using as criteria performance at seminars, readiness and willingness to assist fellow graduate students and staff, abilities as teaching assistant, etc.” The award is provided from an endowed fund set up by the estate […]