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Lewis Kay: “We must continue to nurture the next generation of scientists”

23 May 2018|

In a recent article in the Globe and Mail, Dr. Lewis Kay discusses why it is important to continue to nurture the next generation of scientists.

Click here to read the full article.

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!

Biochemistry Specialists, Class of 2018

4 May 2018|

The Biochemistry Specialist Class of 2018 is 16 strong, with interests spanning diverse areas of study, including computational biology, systems biology, protein structure/function, and cell biology. Most are bound for graduate programs or professional schools in Canada and the US.  Congratulations, Class of 2018!

Enhancing Learning of Glucose Metabolism Through Animated and Interactive Media

4 May 2018|

Stavroula Andreopoulos, Derek Ng and Sian Patterson are awarded a 2018-2020 Elevation Grant from the Advancing Teaching and Learning in Arts & Science (ATLAS) initiatives fund. The proposal “Enhancing Learning of Glucose Metabolism Through Animated and Interactive Media” builds on the previously ATLAS funded pilot project “Visual and Interactive Media for Deeper Molecular Understanding of Enzyme Kinetics” and will […]

Visual and Interactive Media for Biochemistry Education

4 May 2018|

Stavroula Andreopoulos and Derek Ng, a former member of biochemistry and now faculty in the Biomedical Communications program at UTM, presented their animation and interactive media project at the 2nd annual Arts & Science Teaching & Learning Projects Showcase. ATLAS (Advancing Teaching and Learning in Arts & Science) funding supported the development of […]

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.

Tipping Cell Signaling Pathways by Salts

11 April 2018|

Mechanistic Insights into Allosteric Regulation of the A2A Adenosine G protein-Coupled Receptor by Physiological Cations

Libin Ye1,2, Chris Neale3, Adnan Sljoka4, Brent Lyda5, Dmitry Pichugin1,2, Nobuyuki Tsuchimura4, Sacha T. Larda1,2, Régis Pomès2,6, Angel E. García3, Oliver P. Ernst2,7, Roger K. Sunahara5, R. Scott Prosser1,2,*

In a recent paper appearing in Nature Communications, Libin Ye (Prosser lab) and co-authors reveal the delicate balance between inactive states and activation intermediates by allosteric […]

Structure and Dynamics of Complexes of G Proteins and their Receptors

16 March 2018|

Ned Van Eps in the Ernst laboratory used DEER spectroscopy together with molecular modeling techniques to map the structure of a complex between a G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) and its G protein. A paper describing the methodology used for characterizing the binding interface of the rhodopsin–G protein complex has recently been published in PNAS. The authors discovered that the binding mode of G protein subtypes is distinct and key differences suggest […]

The 10,000 PhDs Project

2 February 2018|

The 10,000 PhDs Project, an initiative of the School of Graduate Studies, used internet searches to determine the current (2016) employment positions of the 10,886 individuals who graduated from the University of Toronto from 2000 to 2015 in all disciplines.

An Op-Ed article by Reinhart Reithmeier on the 10,000 PhDs Project was published in University Affairs on February 1, 2018 along with a news […]

Quantification of the yeast proteome

19 January 2018|

The Brown lab, together with Anastasia Baryshnikova at Calico Labs, used computational analyses to normalize and convert 21 yeast protein abundance studies to the intuitive measurement of molecules per cell. They provide precise and accurate abundance measurements for greater than 90% of yeast proteins, making it the most comprehensive quantitation of the yeast proteome, and any eukaryotic cell, to date.

With this unified dataset in hand, comparative and multivariate outlier […]

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.