As part of the Connell Lecture Seminar Series, Dr. Sue Jaspersen from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research gave a seminar on how the spindle pole body duplicates in budding yeast, and how membrane-bound proteins enter the inner nuclear envelope.
The local organizing committee (LOC) cordially invites you to the University of Toronto for the 66th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, to be held between Sunday June 12th and Wednesday June 15th. The LOC has identified symposia topics that will be of interest to CSM members within the three central themes of the CSM. The conference will start on Sunday with an education and career development workshops. […]
Nikolaus Grigorieff from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus presented his latest work to the Department in the George Connell Lecture Series.
Michael Terns from the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Microbiology at the University of Georgia gave a presentation for our George Connell Seminar Series entitled CRISPR-Cas: Small RNA-Guided Prokaryotic Immune Systems. For more on his work, visit the Terns Lab Website.
Congratulations to Sergio Grinstein, Amira Klip, Frank Sicheri and David Andrews who were awarded Foundation Grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.
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 was published last year in the EMBO Journal.
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 of David Scott in his honour.
In a followup to an article on Junk DNA that appeared in the New York Times Magazine on March 8th, the paper surveyed the reaction amongst online commentators. In the article Larry Moran was quoted:
the general public has been snowed by the Encode publicity campaign and by naïve journalists who have enthusiastically reported that junk DNA is dead.
Jean-Phillipe Julien, one of the newest members of the Biochemistry Department , presented the above lecture in our George Connell Seminar Series. For more on Professor Julien’s research visit his website.