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The Department hosts many guest speakers and lecturers every term who speak about a variety of research and related topics.

Recent Speakers

Biochemistry – June 2022 Newsletter

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Biochemistry – May 2022 Newsletter

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Click here to read the full edition: Newsletter – May 2022 – FINAL

April Newsletter 2022

31 March 2022|0 Comments

Click here to read the full edition: Email newsletter – April 2022 – FINAL

February Newsletter 2022

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October Newsletter 2021

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August Newsletter 2021

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Biochemistry Seminars are Online

26 March 2020|0 Comments

Yesterday the Department had its first ever online student seminar. Nick Ostan from the Moraes lab presented his work on Lactoferin, LbpA and LbpB. This was followed by Richard Liu from the Kahr lab who spoke to us about structural studies on VPS16B and VPS33B. Despite a few technical difficulties, it was a success by […]

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Biochemistry Department Retreat 2019

7 September 2019|0 Comments

The 2019 Biochemistry Retreat was a huge success. Members of the department spent September 4th to the 6th up at Geneva Park where they heard talks from students, postdocs, faculty and invited speakers. In the midst of all this, department members partook in a scavenger hunt, fireside singing and other group activities. the department also […]

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Kit Pogliano, “How to build an endospore and develop faster ways to find antibiotics”

31 January 2018|0 Comments

As part of our Connell Seminar series, Kit Pogliano, Professor and Dean of the Graduate Division of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego, spoke to us about using high trough-put imaging of sporulating bacteria to discover how antibiotics work.

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Andy Martin “Substrate processing and mechanochemical coupling of the 26S proteasome – a fine-tuned molecular machine”

25 October 2017|0 Comments

As part of the Connell Lecture Seminar Series, Prof. And Martin from UC Berkeley gave a seminar on how proteasomes recognize and degrade ubiquitinated proteins.

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Bob Varelas, “Polarity regulated Hippo Pathway signaling in lung development and disease”

4 October 2017|0 Comments

As part of the Connell Lecture Seminar Series, Bob Varelas from Boston University spoke to us on how the Hippo Pathway regulates various aspects of lung development.

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Wolfgang Baumeister, “The Molecular Machinery of Protein Degradation – Structural Studies ex situ and in situ”

20 September 2017|0 Comments

As part of the Connell Lecture Seminar Series, Prof. Wolfgang Baumeister from the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry gave a seminar on a cryo-EM based investigation of proteasomes in cells.

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The second annual Biochemistry Departmental Retreat at the Kempenfelt Centre

31 August 2017|0 Comments

The second annual Biochemistry Departmental Retreat was held at the Kempenfelt Centre on August 30-31st, 2017. The retreat not only allowed the Department to celebrate our newest scientific discoveries, but also to allow everyone to see old friend and meet new colleagues. It also allowed incoming graduate rotation students to sample all of the exciting […]

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Bill Martin: “The physiology and habitat of the first cells on Earth”

1 May 2017|0 Comments

As part of the Connell Lecture Seminar Series, Dr. Bill Martin from the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf gave a seminar on the prebiotic origins of life on earth.

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David Sabatini: “Regulation of Growth by the mTOR Pathway”

12 March 2017|0 Comments

As part of the Connell Lecture Seminar Series, Dr. David Sabatini from MIT gave a seminar on how mTOR signalling, which controls cell growth, is regulated by the metabolic state of the cell.

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Joseph Mougous: “Bacterial warfare in close quarters: molecular mechanisms underlying interbacterial antagonism”

1 March 2017|0 Comments

As part of the Connell Lecture Seminar Series, Dr. Joseph Mougous from the University of Washington gave a seminar on bacterial transport systems that are used for bacterial warfare.

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Susan Buchanan: “Structural insight into the biogenesis of beta barrel membrane proteins”

22 February 2017|0 Comments

As part of the Connell Lecture Seminar Series, Dr. Susan Buchanan from the NIH gave a seminar on bacterial transporter proteins.

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Dr. Sue Jaspersen “‘Pore-ing’ into the yeast nucleus”

28 September 2016|0 Comments

As part of the Connell Lecture Seminar Series, Dr. Sue Jaspersen from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research gave a seminar on how the spindle pole body duplicates in budding yeast, and how membrane-bound proteins enter the inner nuclear envelope.

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Dr. Stephen Scherer – “Molecular Imbalance in Autism and Related Disorders”

16 September 2016|0 Comments

As part of the 25th Anniversary of the Connell Lecture Seminar Series, Dr. Stephen Scherer from SickKids gave a seminar on the newest findings in genomics as applied to the understanding of complex diseases such as autism.

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The 66th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists

11 June 2016|0 Comments

The local organizing committee (LOC) cordially invites you to the University of Toronto for the 66th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, to be held between Sunday June 12th and Wednesday June 15th. The LOC has identified symposia topics that will be of interest to CSM members within the three central themes of […]

Dr. Gia Voeltz – Unraveling new functions for the ER at organelle contact sites

27 April 2016|0 Comments

As part of our George Connell Seminar Series, Dr. Gia Voeltz, Associate Professor, MCD Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder described how ER contacts with mitochondria and endosomes regulate organelle fission events.

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Special Dept. of Biochemistry Seminar – Eric Minikel and Sonia Vallabh

7 April 2016|0 Comments

The Department heard a remarkable account of Eric Minikel and Sonia Vallabh’s response to the news that she carries the same mutation in the prion protein gene that led to her mother’s premature death from fatal familial insomnia. Prior to this, Eric had graduated from MIT and worked in transportation planning and Sonia had completed Harvard […]

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Cole Haynes – Adaptations to mitochondrial dysfunction via inter-organelle communication

16 March 2016|0 Comments

Dr. Cole Haynes, Associate Member, Cell Biology program at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute gave a fascinating account of the mitochondrial response to stress (the mitochondrial Unfolded Protein Response signaling pathway) as part of our George Connell Seminar Series.

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Anindy Dutta – MicroDNAs, tRFs and lncRNAs: novel nucleic acids revealed by high throughput sequencing

18 November 2015|0 Comments

Dr. Anindy Dutta, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia, gave an intriguing presentation in our George Connell Seminar Series that focused on a variety of most unusual nucleic acids.

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11th Annual Benjamin Schachter Memorial Lecture

16 November 2015|0 Comments

From 1934-1939 Dr. Benjamin (Benny) Schachter worked in the Department of Biochemistry conducting research on female sex hormones, isolating and identifying conjugated oestrone sulphate (Premarin). To honour Benny Schachter’s memory, a donation was made to the Department by his family. The funds are being used to support an annual lectureship in his memory. The BGSU […]