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New Bioinformatics Specialization!

Starting in fall 2014, graduate students can enroll in the new Bioinformatics Specialization, as part of the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate Program. This unique program at the University of Calgary will provide students with advanced training in the development of computational approaches for understanding large-scale biomedical data. For details click here.


Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
2015 Advance
Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25, 2015

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BMB Seminars

Alice Ford-Hutchinson, PhD, PMP

June 25, 2015 11:00 AM


Great Breakthroughs Seminar Series

Sabine Gilch, PhD
  Assistant Professor, CRC Chair in Prion Disease Research
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

"The Prion Revolution: The Amazing Discovery of Infectious Proteins"

Thursday, April 9
4:00 pm
Theatre One

Susan Lees-Miller - May 26, 2015 - TBA


March 24 2015

Congratulations to the Departmental faculty and trainees who will be presented the following awards for their outstanding contributions during 2014 at the 2015 BMB Advance, April 24th & 25th:
Aaron Goodarzi - winner of the Leon Browder Rising Star Award
Dave Schriemer - winner of the Associate Professor Award
Carol Schuurmans - winner of the Schultz Award for General Excellence (SAGE)
Mike Walsh - winner of the Hans van de Sande Leadership & Service Award
Karolin Klement (Aaron Goodarzi lab) - winner of the Postdoctoral Award
Grey Wilkinson (Carol Schuurmans lab) - winner of the Gordon Dixon Award

Well done all!!

Congratulations to Peng Huang, whose recently successful CFI award was highlighted, among others, by the University!

Jan 13 15

Congratulations to Debbie Kurrasch and her team for their important study on the effects of bisphenols, published in PNAS recently, and highlighted on the University's website and in the Calgary Herald. Great work and great publicity, Debbie!

Congratulations to Jason de Koning who was recognized by the BHSc program with a research mentoring award!

Nov 19 14

BMB members Marv Fritzler and Christian Jacob were recognized last week by President Elizabeth Cannon for their achievements in innovation! Well done gents!

Nov 12 14

BMB is growing! Please welcome newly appointed members Jan Braun (transferring from Physiology & Pharmacology), Doug Mahoney (jointly appointed in MIID), Tim Shutt (jointly appointed in MedGen), and Tao Dong (adjunct with a full appointment in VetMed).

Mar19 2015

Congratulations to Rhiannon Campden of the Yates lab! Rhiannon has been awarded The Snyder Institute Beverley Phillips Rising Star Program Studentship and a MS Society of Canada Doctoral Studentship.

Jan 23 2015

Congratulations to Anshita Rai (Cross lab) who successfully defended her PhD thesis “Development of trophoblast lined blood spaces in the mouse placenta” on Jan 23, 2015. Well done, Anshita!

Jan 12 15

Congratulations to Uma Rajarajacholan (Riabowol lab) who successfully defended her PhD thesis "Investigation of the role of ING1a in cellular senescence and ING1b in ribosomal DNA transcription"!

December 15 2014 2

Congratulations to Brett Lancaster (McGhee lab) who passed his candidacy exam today! (December 15, 2014)

Dec 10 2014

BMB graduates three in a week! Congratulations to: 

• Abhishek Ghosh (Grewal lab - Nutrient dependent control of ribosome synthesis and growth in Drosophila)

• Osama Refai (Mains lab - Genetic analysis of the Caenorhabditis elegans M1 neurone axon guidance and embryonic elongation)

• Sabarish Nagarajan (Grewal lab - An investigation of nutrient-dependent mRNA translation in Drosophila larvae)

who all successfully defended their PhD theses in the past seven days! Wow - well done guys!

Nov 18 14

A belated (sorry!) congratulations to Satbir Thakur (Riabowol lab) who successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Roles of the ING1 epigenetic regulator in breast cancer" in early October! Well done Satbir!


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