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Department Events

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


BMB Seminars

To be announced


Great Breakthroughs Seminar Series

Will resume in early 2015


Department News

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).

Congratulations to BMB member Jay Cross and his team of collaborators for their findings regarding causes of pre-eclampsia published in JCI!

Please join me in congratulating Debbie Kurrasch and her collaborators who were recently awarded almost $3 million from Brain Canada to establish A Novel Zebrafish-Based Platform for Anticonvulsant Drug Development.

Great job, Debbie and good luck with this new initiative!

Congratulations to adjunct BMB member Agustin Garcia-Caballero, whose first-author paper in Neuron was featured recently on the UofC website!

Prospective Graduate Students

For information or to apply for entry click here.


Trainee News

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!

Nov 17 14

Congratulations to Peter Spice (Childs lab) who recently defended his MSc thesis, "Nkx3.2 regulates zebrafish vascular stabilization through recruitment of mural cells".!

Nov 12 14

Congratulations to Tom Whitesell (Childs lab) who recently passed his candidacy exam! Well done Tom!

Nov 3 14

Abhishek Ghosh has been approved for a 1st Authored Research Award for his paper entitled "TIF-IA-dependent regulation of ribosome synthesis in Drosophila muscle is required to maintain systemic insulin signaling and larval growth" in PLoS Genetics. Congratulations Abhi.

Oct 17 04

Congratulations to Camella BarrettoMorgan HoeppnerCortt PiettAmrita Singh, and Ted Verhey, who were all recently awarded QEII scholarships as a result of their application to CIHR or NSERC! 

Sept 2014

Congratulations to Helen (Yuntian) Zhang (Lytton lab) who successfully defended her PhD thesis "Subcellular Localization of Na/Ca+K-exchanger, NCKX2, in Hippocampus and Its Potential Role in Neuronal Plasticity" earlier this month.


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