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2016 Biochemistry Retreat at Geneva Park

27 August 2016|0 Comments

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 […]

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2016 Biochemistry Golf Day

9 August 2016|0 Comments

August 9th dawned hot and steamy but that didn’t deter our hardy biochemists from heading out to Flemingdon Park 9-hole Golf Course in Midtown Toronto for our annual Golf Day. Each team had its share of beginners and ringers playing a “best ball” format that allowed everyone to contribute to their team. Despite the 32 […]

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Understanding the Molecular Underpinnings of Cell Signaling through GPCRs

17 May 2016|0 Comments

A class of receptors responsible for regulating neuronal function is part of the focus of a recent study by the Prosser and Ernst labs at UofT. Their paper, “Activation of the A2A adenosine G-protein-coupled receptor by conformational selection,” appears in the latest edition of the journal Nature http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature17668.html.

There is a great deal of interest in understanding this broad class of […]

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Williams lab unravels the mechanistic basis of a treatment for prion diseases

3 March 2016|0 Comments

Prion disease occurs when the normal cellular prion protein (PrPC) is misfolded by a pathogenic form of the protein termed PrP scrapie (PrPSc). One approach to treat prion diseases is to reduce or eliminate PrPC since mice lacking this protein show few ill effects. The human-approved immunosuppressive drug FK506 has been shown to extend survival in […]

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Dr. Peter Lewis (Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation) returns to the Department

1 March 2016|0 Comments

Professor Peter Lewis will complete his term as Associate Vice-President, Global Research Partnerships, Research and Innovation on March 31, 2016. Peter has served as Associate Vice-President since 2010, and also served as Interim Vice-President, Research and Innovation, from July 2014 – February 2015. He will be returning to the Department of Biochemistry in the Faculty […]