Awards

Awards and distinctions given to department faculty, students, and alumni.

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Joel Watts named Canada Research Chair in Protein Misfolding Disorders

7 May 2018|

Dr. Joel Watts was named a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Protein Misfolding Disorders for his research on understanding the relationship between groups of misfolded proteins and the progression of degenerative brain disease, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Congratulations!

Undergraduate Awards News

4 May 2018|

BCH Specialist Maria Tereshchenko is this year’s GLSE Leadership Award recipient, an award recognizing both undergraduate student leadership and scholarship.  Maria is also featured in GLSE’s “Meet Undergraduate Students” series. Congratulations Maria on such a fine achievement!

 

Graduate Student Shawn Xiong is this year’s recipient of the TATP award, the second time in two years this prestigious award has been given to a TA involved in the undergraduate course […]

Lewis Kay wins the 2018 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal!

2 May 2018|

Congratulations to Professor Lewis Kay for receiving the Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal!

The full story is featured on UofT New, the Globe and Mail, and the CBC News.

Prof. Justin Nodwell elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

5 January 2018|

Professor Justin Nodwell has been elected to Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.

Dr. Scott Prosser wins the 2017 Jeremy Knowles Award!

11 May 2017|

Dr. Scott Prosser has received the 2017 Jeremy Knowles Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Read the full story: http://www.rsc.org/ScienceAndTechnology/Awards/JeremyKnowlesAward/2017-winner.asp

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Visual and Interactive Media for Deeper Molecular Understanding of Enzyme Kinetics

3 April 2017|

Dr. Stavroula Andreopoulos and Dr. Derek Ng were awarded a 2017-2019 Elevation Grant from the Advancing Teaching and Learning in Arts & Science (ATLAS) initiatives fund. The proposal “Visual and Interactive Media for Deeper Molecular Understanding of Enzyme Kinetics” represents the start of a long-term mutually beneficial collaboration between the Department of Biochemistry and UTM’s Biomedical Communications (BMC) program. MScBMC students will design and develop a […]

Dr. Lewis Kay named a 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate!

30 March 2017|

Congratulatory message from the Chair

On behalf of the entire Biochemistry Department I would like to congratulate our esteemed colleague Dr. Lewis Kay on winning the Gairdner International Award, Canada’s highest science prize. Kay’s work on the development and use of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques for investigating molecular motion and short lived conformations in large multiprotein complexes, or ‘seeing the unseeable’ to use the vernacular, has pushed boundaries […]

Dr. Stavroula Andreopoulos wins 2017 Sustained Excellence and Innovation in Life Sciences Education Award

21 March 2017|

Congratulations to Dr. Stavroula Andreopoulos on receiving the 2017 Sustained Excellence and Innovation in Life Sciences Education Award.

This award will be presented at the 15th Annual Education Achievement Celebration on May 15th.

Dr. Sergio Grinstein wins the 2017 Canadian Science Publishing Senior Investigator Award!

1 March 2017|

Dr. Sergio Grinstein was selected by the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences as this year’s recipient of the  Canadian Science Publishing Senior Investigator Award. He will present his award talk at the upcoming meeting of the CSMB in Ottawa in May of this year.

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Charles Deber wins the 2017 Merrifield Award of the American Peptide Society

10 January 2017|

Dr. Charles Deber, Senior Scientist in the Program in Molecular Structure & Function, Research Institute, Hospital for Sick Children, and Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto, has received the 2017 Bruce Merrifield Award of the American Peptide Society. The Award was created in 1997 in honour of Dr. R. Bruce Merrifield, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984. The Award is presented every two years […]

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Bamford awarded a 2016 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

3 October 2016|

Natalie Bamford, a former University of Toronto Biochemistry Specialist and current PhD student in the Howell lab, was recently awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to continue her studies. Natalie’s research focuses on understanding the biosynthesis of the fungal biofilm exopolysaccharide galactosaminogalactan.

“This is a new exciting project as little is known of fungal exopolysaccharide biosynthesis. I […]

An image of word cloud of keywords in Dr. Fairn's publications. Since 2005, he has authored 35 publications including 32 focused on lipids and/or membrane biology.

Dr. Greg Fairn wins the 2017 Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award!

9 August 2016|

Dr. Greg Fairn, St. Micahel’s Hospital and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Surgery, has won the 2017 Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Fairn is also the first Canadian to win this award.

The award recognizes outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids by young investigators who are an Assistant professor or […]