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October Newsletter 2021

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12 October 2021|

Virtual Symposium Gives Summer Students Platform to Present Their Research—and to Shine

Jocelyn Nurtanto, from Professor Liliana Attisano’s lab, won the Best e-Poster Pitch Prize for presenting of a method she helped develop that allows culturing three-dimensional human lung organoids for a deeper study of lung development and disease and for drug discovery.”

To read more, click here: Virtual Symposium Gives Summer Students Platform to Present […]

12 October 2021|

When Three is not a Crowd: A formation of a Tri-Organelle contact mediate mitochondria morphology

Mitochondria are essential organelles regulating a myriad of cellular processes ranging from cell death to various signaling pathways. Vital to mitochondrial functions is their ability to modulate their shape via two opposing processes: fusion and fission. Fission, characterized by the division of one mitochondrion in two daughter mitochondria, is a complex process involving the participation of multiple organelles such as the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and lysosomes. In this manuscript, research […]

12 October 2021|

September Newsletter 2021

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29 September 2021|

August Newsletter 2021

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29 September 2021|

Co-produced synergistic metabolites from bacteria hold hope for tackling antimicrobial resistance

Bacterial specialized metabolites may more commonly be produced and act in combination than previously appreciated. In a new review for Nature Microbiology, postdoctoral fellow Kirsten Meyer and Professor Justin Nodwell discuss the biology and applications of combination metabolites with synergistic antimicrobial activity. Bacteria from diverse phyla and environments produce synergistic metabolite combinations. Despite this diversity, there are conserved genetic and biosynthetic strategies for production of the combinations. The metabolite combinations […]

7 September 2021|

Biochemistry Outreach Day

Inclusion begins with encouraging and providing opportunities for everyone to get involved. On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, the Department of Biochemistry’s Wellness, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE) committee, held our department’s very first Biochemistry Day. The half-day event was designed in partnership with the University of Toronto, St. George Outreach Site of Let’s Talk Science (LTS), which is a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to promoting youth interest in science, tech, […]

30 July 2021|

An open-source platform to quantify subnuclear foci and protein colocalization in response to replication stress

Nuclear reorganization, including the localization of proteins into discrete subnuclear foci, is a hallmark of the cellular response to DNA damage and replication stress. These foci are thought to represent transient environments or repair factories, in which the lesion is sequestered with molecules and co-factors that catalyze repair. For example, nuclear foci contain signaling proteins that recruit transducer proteins. One important class of transducers is the structure-selective endonucleases, such as […]

7 July 2021|

Congratulations to Professor Stephane Angers named the new Director of the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research

Professor Stephane Angers has been appointed director of the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research for a five-year term beginning September 1, 2021.

Angers, who is currently Associate Dean of Research in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, holds appointments with the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Department of Biochemistry at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. He is also the founding co-director of the […]

5 July 2021|

Biochemistry Specialists, Class of 2021

Congratulations to our graduating Biochemistry Specialists! We are very proud of the accomplishments of this impressive group of young scientists. With an ongoing thirst for knowledge and discovery, all ten are bound for exciting graduate programs in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biomedical Communications, and Plant and Microbial Biology, at the University of Toronto, McGill University, and UC Berkeley. Best of luck in grad school!

3 June 2021|

2021 Faculty Promotion

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Joel C. Watts who has received promotion, effective, July 1, 2021, to the rank of Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry.

Please join me in warmly congratulating Joel for his well-deserved promotion!

27 May 2021|

Highlights of Dr. Nana Lee’s 2021 Course on Design Thinking for Scientists (DTS)

Dr. Nana Lee and judges congratulate all eight PhD students: Audrey Kassardjian (Immunology), Marim Barghash (Biochemistry), Krithika Muthuraman (Biochemistry), Paraskevi Massara (Nutritional Sciences), Shimon Rosenthal (Molecular Genetics), Shelley He (Biochemistry), Fernando Valencia (Cell and Systems Biology), Avinash Mukkala (Institute of Medical Sciences) for their brilliant creations for social innovations for the scientific world and their awesome pitch presentations! Honorable […]

19 May 2021|