Tipping Cell Signaling Pathways by Salts

11 Apr 2018 - 12:40pm
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It might surprise you to know that vision, smell, and the plethora of emotions you experience in a given day are all masterfully regulated by a family of protein receptors called GPCRs. These receptors are complex molecular machines that are switched on by light, small hormones, odorants, and other ligands. While GPCRs have triggers their response is at the same time regulated by other factors in the cell – namely salts.

Buoys collect wind patterns and sea ice movement in the Arctic

20 Mar 2018 - 10:13am

Professor Kent Moore was the recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Award last year and collaborated with his colleagues at the University of Washington studying the impact of climate change on the Arctic's atmosphere and ocean.

Buoys were dropped from aircraft onto the Arctic Ocean's sea ice to track wind patterns and sea ice movement, which provided data for the scientists to study the stability of weather conditions in the Arctic. 

Prof. Dave McMillen receives Grand Challenges Canada grant

27 Nov 2017 - 12:55pm

Prof. Dave McMillen's group was one of the 20 Canadian projects that have won funding through Grand Challenges to address issues of child and maternal health! 

His project developed instant noodles supplemented with Spirulina, a nutrient-rich algae that is especially high in protein and iron, to improve child nutrition in the Philippines. Over 1/3 of children under 5 in the Philippines have anemia!

Phoebe Chan received '2017 Best Early Career Scientist Oral Presentation Award'

22 Jun 2017 - 11:20am
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Dr. Phoebe Chan (from the Halfar Group) received '2017 Best Early Career Scientist Oral Presentation Award' at the recent Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Seas (ESSAS) Open Science Meeting!

"ONE Biophysics Conference" a big success!

22 Jun 2017 - 9:49am
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On Friday, June 16th, 2017, UTM hosted the Ontario Networking Event (ONE) Biophysics conference, organized by professors Josh Milstein (UTM CPS & IBBME) and Jonathan Rocheleau (IBBME).