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Research Manitoba Funding

Research Manitoba just announced $1.24M in research funding to support 25 master’s students and 12 early career researchers. We’re proud to announce that two of the newest additions to our Department, Drs. Sabine Kuss and Christian Kuss, are two of the early career researchers who received funding. Congratulations! For a full news release on the...

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Welcome Back

New students enrolled in the Faculty of Science had a great time at the orientation day organized by the Science Students Association, (SSA), in collaboration with a number of other groups on September 3, 2019. The day included panel discussions from both peers, professors, student advisors, and industry representatives including: David Owasi (David Aplin Group),...

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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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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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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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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! Krystyna Koczanski, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Student Experience, Faculty of Science, and James Xidos, Senior Instructor, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba! 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...

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

Congratulations! Dr. Krystyna Koczanski, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Student Experience, Faculty of Science, and Dr. James Xidos, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba! 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...

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UM Today: Research pushing the boundaries

Four early career researchers at the University of Manitoba are among the inaugural recipients of $986,250 in funding from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) announced on May 13, 2019, by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The NFRF program launched in 2018 provides funding that supports high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research...