Biological markers increase clinical trial success rate of new breast cancer drugs

9 Oct 2012 - 11:44am

Using biological markers—genetic characteristics that are associated with some patients with breast cancer—can increase the success rate of clinical trials for breast cancer drugs by almost 50 per cent, says new research from the University of Toronto Mississauga.

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Three UTM Biologists Win Awards

26 Jul 2012 - 8:05am

Linda Kohn has won the prestigious Distinguished Mycologist Award. This award is given annually to “an individual who has established an outstanding mycological career and is one of the highest awards bestowed by the Mycological Society of America marking a distinguished career”. Linda’s publication record is outstanding, with 79 refereed publications, 17 non-refereed publications and 60 invited conference presentations. She has also served as the President, Vice-President, President-elect and Secretary of the Mycological Society of America.

2011 Best Student Paper Award Winner

24 Jul 2012 - 8:03am

The winner of the 2011 Best Student Paper Award is Lucas Parreiras from the Anderson and Kohn labs. Lucas’s paper entitled “Cellular effects and epistasis among three determinants of adaptation in experimental populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae” appeared in the October issue of Eukaryotic Cell. Congratulations, Lucas!

The runners-up for the award are:

The Time Machine Experiment – A field experiment simulating future climate to understand how conifers will respond climate change

21 Jun 2012 - 11:52am

Ingo Ensminger and his group have established a new experiment at the Koffler Scientific Reserve at Jokers Hill. In their experiment, temperature is manipulated to simulate future warmer climate. Their infrastructure is capable of elevating air temperature while all other environmental factors remain constant. This is achieved through a temperature free-air controlled enhancement experiment (T-FACE).

Hottest Student Paper Award

6 Jun 2012 - 10:43am

The Hottest Student Paper Award is presented annually in the spring to a UTM Biology Graduate Student who published the “hottest” paper in the preceding calendar year. For example, this June we will announce the winner of the best graduate student paper published in 2014. The criteria for the award are as follows: