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UM Alum Rebecca Sherbo Named 2019 Schmidt Fellow

In her first year as a Biological Sciences undergrad, Rebecca Sherbo (BSc/14) took an organic chemistry class taught by Dr.Philip Hultin. Utterly inspired by Hultin’s mastery of the subject and his style of teaching, Sherbo ultimately decided to switch to a Chemistry major. That decision has served her well, as Sherbo has recently been named...

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Welcome Dr. Olesya Fedoryak!

The Department of Chemistry would like to welcome its newest faculty member – Dr. Olesya Fedoryak.  She is an instructor and will be part of the team delivering CHEM 1300.

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American Society of Pharmacognosy announces Paper of the Year – Sorensen chemistry lab

The Sorensen lab back-to-back papers in the Journal of Natural Products were selected by the editors for the Arthur E. Schwarting Award for Paper of the Year in 2018. The announcement was made public July 2, 2019 in the American Society of Pharmacognosy newsletter. As the American Society of Pharmacognosy newsletter reports: Dr. Sorensen’s award-winning paper represents the first genome sequencing and annotation...

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2018-2019 Chemistry Teaching Assistant Award Winners!

Each year the Department recognizes Teaching Assistants who have been nominated by students as those who have made a significant impact on their studies. This year, the recipients of the Department of Chemistry Teaching Assistance Award are: Godwin Ajaezi (teaching at the 2000 level), Dustin Nevonen (teaching at the 1000 and 2000 level), and Rajarshi...

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Research Manitoba Funding Announcement!

Congratulations to Dr. Sabine Kuss and Dr. Christian Kuss who each received Research Manitoba New Investigator Operating Grants!    

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Chemistry Scores Student Award Hat-Trick!

The University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships are awarded each year to graduate students at the University who have demonstrated superior intellectual abilities and academic accomplishments. We’re pleased to announce that three of the award recipients this year are from our Department! Left to right: Faride Rafiei (S. Kuss group), Dmitry Vrublevskiy (Bieringer group), Jonas Nguyen...

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Ronald Domalaon will receive his PhD from the department of chemistry on Thursday, June 6.

Classmates call Domalaon a “go-getter”, having already started a job in the pharmaceutical industry, after being scouted and hired in November of last year – but for Domalaon, it’s par for the course. Initially drawn to a career in medicine, Domalaon changed his plans after his first summer research position as an undergrad student in...

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GlycoNet: Protein engineering enables better treatment for rare inherited metabolic disorders

As GlycoNet reports: One in every 5,000 Canadian newborns develops lysosomal storage disorders (LSD), a type of metabolic diseases caused by genetic mutations. Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases are amongst the most severe LSD. Children suffering from these diseases lack an enzyme that can recycle used lipids (gangliosides) in their neurons. Eventually, the un-recycled gangliosides accumulate...

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Celebrating remarkable teachers at the 27th Annual Students’ Teacher Recognition Reception

Congratulations to Mrs. Krystyna Koczanski, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Student Experience, Faculty of Science, and Dr. James Xidos, Senior Instructor who were celebrated by students for being exceptional teachers, mentors, and guides at the 27th Annual Students’ Teacher Recognition Reception, held May 6, 2019. At the event, graduating students from 20 faculties and schools...