Good ribbance: U of T researcher finds dino rib bones reveal remnants of 195-million-year-old protein

2 Feb 2017 - 10:32am

“These dinosaur proteins are more than 100 million years older than anything previously discovered,” says Professor Robert Reisz, a specialist in vertebrate paleontology in the department of biology at U of T Mississauga.  “These proteins are the building blocks of animal soft tissues, and it’s exciting to understand how they have been preserved.”

Jodie Jenkinson Featured in Latest Raw Talk Podcast

27 Jan 2017 - 10:43am
Jodie Jenkinson

Prof. Jodie Jenkinson is featured in the latest Raw Talk Podcast ( Raw Talk is run by a group of graduate students in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. They feature podcasts that promote a research culture within the IMS (Institute of Medical Sciences) and broader Faculty of Medicine Community.

Using Satellites to Track Photosynthetic Activity

16 Nov 2016 - 2:37pm
Ingo Ensminger and Chris Wong

U of T Mississauga researchers involved in large-scale, cutting-edge collaboration that looks at pigment shifts in evergreen trees using satellites.

Scientists have been using earth-observation satellites for a while, but these days they are picking up a lot more than weather patterns and pollution.

With Flying Colours

3 Nov 2016 - 10:00am

The colourful spectacle at this time of year when leaves turn from greens into beautiful yellows, oranges and reds in the fall is a sight to behold, but it takes on a whole new level of intrigue for PhD student Laura Junker from the Department of Biology and her supervisor Professor Ingo Ensminger, who are studying the correlation of colour changes an

Robert Reisz becomes a lifetime Honorary Professor of Jilin university

26 Sep 2016 - 9:28am
Robert Reisz and Chinese officials at a ceremony to open the Dinosaur Evolution Research Centre

During Robert Reisz's recent trip to Jilin University, China, they celebrated the university's 70th anniversary and Robert became a lifetime Honorary Professor of the university. At the same time, the first Dinosaur Evolution Research Centre (DERC) was opened, and Robert also became Honorary Director of DERC. Jilin has a long history of palaeontology, including papers on the oldest flowering plants, dinosaurs, and other fossils, but has recently lost ground.