Inaugural E.A. Robinson Lecture by Professor Peter Mahaffy a big success

3 Jun 2016 - 6:09pm
Professor Peter Mahaffy Speaks at the E.A. Robinson Lecture

Professor Peter Mahaffy presented a talk at the inaugural E. A. Robinson Lecture on May 27, 2016. With opening remarks from Professors Claudiu Gradinaru and Judith Poë, approximately one hundred people were in attendance. The talk was attended by Dr. E. A. Robinson for whom the lecture series is named. Entitled " Guiding Human Development on a Changing Planet: A Role for Science Education?", the talk was well received for its exploration of new teaching models to enhance engagement and problem solving among first year chemistry students.

Congratulations to Sasha Weiditch for winning the prize for best talk at the Cell and Systems Biology Research Day May 13, 2016

30 May 2016 - 6:40pm
Sasha Weiditch, Phd Candidate

Phages are viruses that infect bacteria and structurally are composed of a head and a flexible tail. The head contains all of the phage genetic information and the tail is involved in attaching the phage to the bacterial host and also provides the pathway for transmission of the phage DNA into the bacteria. Replication of phages requires correct packaging of the head and involves the function of the terminase complex and a metal binding DNA endonuclease, known as gp74, is our phage of interest.

Professor Prosser and Postdoctoral Scientist Libin Ye Published in the Journal Nature

5 May 2016 - 9:25am
Professor Prosser and Libin Ye in the Lab

Congratulations to Professor Scott Prosser, and postdoctoral scientist Libin Ye for their recent work on the “Activation of the A2A adenosine G-protein-coupled receptor by conformational selection,” which appears in the May 12th issue of the science journal, Nature. The work extends their concept of GPCRs as switches and visualizes them instead via a dynamic landscape of intermediate states.

Biophysical Society of Canada Awards Greg Gomes a travel grant

18 Apr 2016 - 2:57pm

Greg Gomes(Supervisor:Gradinaru) received a travel grant from the Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC) at 60th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting held in Los Angeles, California in February 2016. The prize called the Trainee Travel Awards was presented at an exciting mixer put on by the BSC. The award is sponsored by Avanti Polar Lipids and BBA-Biomembranes.Congratulations Greg. Presentation Photo

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UTM Alumnus, Joanna West, featured by the APGO as a Geologist in Training

18 Apr 2016 - 1:43pm

Read about the excitement of becoming a GIT (Geologist in Training) with the APGO (Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario) from Joanna West. A recent graduate, Joanna earned her Geology Specialist degree through CPS in 2014, receiving both the Moore Award in Geology from UTM and the Isabel and Tuzo Wilson Scholarship from U of T St. George. She worked as a teaching assistant for ERS203 last winter and is now working for Mining Matters’ Aboriginal Education and Outreach Program. What a great example of success… congratulations Joanna!