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Great Early Start!

The Women in Chemistry UManitoba chapter hosted the Empowering Women in Chemistry: A Global Networking Event breakfast and networking event on February 12 where about 90 women attended. A periodic table is on display in the Sciences and Technology Library and everyone is invited to write the names of inspirational women scientists.  Here are some...

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Meet biotechnological entrepreneur, Bert Friesen (BSc Hons.’69, MSc ’71, PhD ’81) who helped eliminate Rh disease

When Bert Friesen (BSc Hons.’69, MSc ’71, PhD ’81) looks back over his career as a chemist and entrepreneur, he can do so with a great deal of pride, knowing that his most influential research virtually eliminated a once-deadly blood-borne condition. Known as Rh disease, the disorder occurs when an Rh-negative mother develops antibodies to...

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Professor Schweizer receives CIHR grant!

Congratulations to Professor Frank Schweizer for receiving a $646,425 Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant for his project titled, “Preclinical studies on aminoglycoside-derived antibiotic adjuvants (AGDAAs)” For more information, please visit: http://news.umanitoba.ca/10-5-million-investment-in-transformative-health-research/  

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RiboWest2019

RNA scientists are invited to attend RiboWest2019, a conference hosted at the University of Manitoba in June.  Dr. Sean McKenna is an organizer for RiboWest2019 which is a conference for RNA scientists from across Canada and the northwestern United States. Presentations at the conference have included various RNA topics such as transcription, RNA processing, translation, viruses,...

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Dr. David Herbert – CNC-IUPAC Travel Award Winner!

Congratulations to Dr. David Herbert for winning a Canadian National Committee for the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Travel Award. Dr. Herbert was one of four awardees selected and he will present his group’s work building sustainable transition-metal based dyes with exceptionally long excited state lifetimes at the 47th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress...

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Genetically Encoded Azulenylalanine Reveals Vibrational Energy Transfer in Proteins

Professor Ned Budisa and Prof. Jens Bredenbeck from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany join their efforts to provide experimental evidence for vibrational energy transfer (VET) in proteins between allosterically communicating sites. In the last decade, considerable efforts have been made to understand the biophysical foundations of allostery, a ubiquitous phenomenon in functional proteins. While in computer simulations, mapping...