Awards

Lewis Kay Elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

1 May 2020|

Our esteemed colleague Lewis Kay has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his remarkable work on multidimensional NMR.

http://www.nasonline.org/news-and-multimedia/news/2020-nas-election.html

This is an enormous accomplishment and a rarity for scientists outside the United States (or inside the United States for that matter).

Alex Palazzo wins award for excellence in graduate teaching

2 February 2020|

Alex Palazzo was awarded a 2019-2020 Faculty of Medicine Graduate Teaching Award for Mid-Career Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship.

Professor Palazzo was one of two recipients honoured with the faculty teaching award in this category, to recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions to graduate education.  Candidates are nominated by their Graduate Unit through a student (or recent graduate) – initiated process and the awards are adjudicated by the Faculty of […]

Biochemistry Department Retreat 2019

7 September 2019|

The 2019 Biochemistry Retreat was a huge success. Members of the department spent September 4th to the 6th up at Geneva Park where they heard talks from students, postdocs, faculty and invited speakers. In the midst of all this, department members partook in a scavenger hunt, fireside singing and other group activities. the department also distributed awards to its trainees for their accomplishments.

Here are some highlights:

Sarah Kronheim from the […]

Scott Prosser named UofT Distinguished Professor

22 May 2019|

Professor Scott Prosser has been awarded the title of UofT Distinguished Professor of Biophysical Chemistry. This award recognizes individuals with highly distinguished accomplishments who exhibit and maintain an extraordinary level of activity in their research and scholarly work, and have achieved pre-eminence in their field in line with the University’s stated objectives and emerging priorities.

Congratulations!

An image of student winner, from left to right: Matt McCallum, Andreea Gheorghita, Ondrej Halgas, Natalie Bamford and Thomas Bateman.

Five Biochemistry Graduate Students win big at the Annual 2018 American Crystallographic Association meeting

27 July 2018|

Congratulations to graduate students: Matt McCallum, Andreea Gheorghita, and Thomas Bateman for winning the Pauling Poster Prizes and Ondrej Halgas and Natalie Bamford for winning the Taylor & Francis Biomolecular Crystallography Poster Prize and the Louis Delbaere Pauling Poster Prize, respectively, at the 2018 American Crystallographic Association (ACA) meeting held at the Sheraton Hotel, Toronto, July 22-26.

A special congratulations to Andreea Gheorghita for also winning the inaugural ACA Three minute thesis competition.

An image of Dr. Joel Watts.

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

A still image from a 3D animation depicting the molecular context and environment for kinetic phenomena.

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 […]