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

10 January 2017|0 Comments

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 […]

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Bamford awarded a 2016 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship

3 October 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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

9 August 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

CIHR Foundation Grants Awarded to Four Faculty Members

15 July 2015|0 Comments

Congratulations to Sergio Grinstein, Amira Klip, Frank Sicheri and David Andrews who were awarded Foundation Grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research.

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Emad Heidary Arash wins the Beckman Coulter – Molecular Devices Prize

21 May 2015|0 Comments


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 […]