Research Day

2016 Biochemistry Retreat at Geneva Park

27 August 2016|

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 Retreat featured cutting-edge talks by trainees and Faculty members as well as an evening poster session […]

Research Day 2015

21 May 2015|

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 excellent poster presentations. We also enjoyed our annual Theo Hofmann Lecture (this year by […]

Emad Heidary Arash wins the Beckman Coulter – Molecular Devices Prize

21 May 2015|

 

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.

April Pawluk wins the 2015 Sela Cheifetz Award

21 May 2015|

The 2015 Sela Cheifetz award for outstanding research for a Biochemistry Graduate Student was awarded to April Pawluk from the Davidson Lab.

April presented her work on the identification and analysis of novel anti-CRISPR genes.

Tomas Gverzdys wins the Scott Award for Top All-round Grad Student

21 May 2015|

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.

Congrats!

Vince Nadeau and Tracy Stone Receive Outstanding TA Award

12 June 2014|

Outstanding TA awards were awarded to Vince Nadeau (BCH210 lecture course) and Tracy Stone (BCH370 lab course) for their excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Graeme Sargent Received the David A. Scott Award

12 June 2014|

Graeme Sargent received the David A. Scott award for top all-round student that includes service, teaching and research. The awards was presented during Research Day 2014.

Congratulations Graeme!

Summer students participate in Research Day 2014

12 June 2014|

Summer student Peiran Su explains the intricacies of proteasome dynamics like a seasoned pro.

Research Day 2014

12 June 2014|

200 attendees and 65 posters combined to make the 2014 Research Day a great success. This year we stayed close to home and hosted the event in the Medical Sciences Auditorium with posters in the Stone Lobby and lunch al fresco between the two.

Once again the cailber of science was extremely high, featuring research talks from trainees and faculty members, poster presentations, our annual Theo Hofmann Lecture (this year by […]

Amy Cui wins Sela Cheifetz award

12 June 2014|

The Sela Cheifetz award for outstanding research for a Biochemistry Graduate Student was awarded to Amy Cui from the Palazzo Lab.

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