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

1 May 2020|0 Comments

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).

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Alex Palazzo wins award for excellence in graduate teaching

2 February 2020|0 Comments

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 […]

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How bacterial invaders are sensed in the gut

25 October 2019|0 Comments

A new paper in the latest issue of Science describes how the bacterial-sensing proteins, NOD1/2, are recruited to the membranes of our gut cells for them to function to initiate a proper immune response. This involves the addition of a lipid, palmitoyl, to NOD1/2 by the palmitoyl-transferase ZDHHC5. Importantly variants of NOD2 that are associated […]

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Angus McQuibban awarded major funding for anti-neurodegenerative diseases drug discovery by AI

24 October 2019|0 Comments

Professor G. Angus McQuibban has just been awarded a $2.3-million Genome Canada grant.

The GAPP grant in a partnership with Cyclica and Rosetta Therapeutics (founded by Professors Angus McQuibban and Peter Lewis) will support drug discovery related to treating people with the long-term neurodegenerative diseases and will involve the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning. (full story […]

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Red Cell Anion Exchanger Makes the Cover of Biophysical Journal

1 October 2019|0 Comments

Dario De Vecchis, a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Antreas Kalli at Leeds, University, in a collaborative project with Reinhart Reithmeier used molecular dynamics simulations to build the first atomic scale model of the red cell anion exchanger in a complex lipid bilayer that mimics the native membrane. This work appeared in the […]