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Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 2:25pm

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

Martin Srayko, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Alberta

“Regulating cell division in the fertilized embryo: new insight on an old problem.”

Wednesday, 11 February, 2015
11:00 am G500


Stephanie Minnema (KPMG - Edmonton) - March 11, 2015


Great Breakthroughs Seminar Series

Mike Walsh, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Calgary
"The monoclonal antibody revolution"
Thursday,  February 12, 2015
4:00 pm, Theatre 1

Karl Riabowol - Mar 12, 2015 - TBA

Sabine Gilch - Apr 9, 2015 - TBA

Susan Lees-Miller - May 14, 2015 - TBA


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).

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

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!

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".!


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