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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!

Shawn Collins leads ERS 202 Fieldtrip to see Paleozoic rocks of the Michigan Basin

18 Apr 2016 - 11:49am

Dynamic Earth (ERS202) students attended a fieldtrip to Ancaster/Dundas to learn about the geologic history of the Paleozoic rocks that comprise the Michigan Basin. Students learned about sedimentary environments and the difficulty correlating strata. The students also had the opportunity to apply skills developed in the lab by using a compass to measure the strike and dip of horizontal strata in the field. The trip concluded with trips to Tiffany and Sherman Falls to experience some of the most aesthetically pleasing geomorphological features in Southern Ontario.

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