Synthesizing novel anti-cancer agents

Dr. Frank Schweizer and a team of University of Manitoba researchers, have identified a unique way to potentially treat and cure cancer using carbohydrate-based antitumor agents.

Studying the structure-function relationship of proteins

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld examines the structure-function relationship of proteins as dynamic systems: how are they involved in signalling complexes related to human disease and how can they be used for biomedical or industrial remediation applications.

Research and Teaching Excellence

The Department of Chemistry has a long history of success including a recent Nobel Laureate and two Banting Fellows.

Safeguarding our water

Co-founded by Drs. Gregg Tomy and Jörg Stetefeld the Centre for Oil and Gas Research and Development (COGRAD) studies more efficient ways to assess the effects of petrochemicals on our water supply.

State of the Art Instrumentation

The Department has access to a variety of state of the art instrumentation facilities and highly skilled staff available for service to researchers, students and the industrial community.

Investigating reactive molecules through spectroscopy

Dr. Jennifer van Wijngaarden explores microwave and infrared spectroscopy and the fundamental properties of molecules: to generate new species of molecules that aren’t stable under normal atmospheric conditions, the types of molecules found around stars and far-out planets and moons that drive the evolution of the Universe.

Rapid Disease Detection by Electrochemistry

Dr. Sabine Kuss develops highly sensitive electrochemical methods and instrumentation to detect and understand medical phenomena, such as cancer and antibiotic resistance.

Preserving our Treasures

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld and his research team are collaborating with the Inuit community to track biodiversity in Canada’s North

News & Events

September
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Recognition of unique RNA structures by quadruplex helicases and their functional consequences

Join the Manitoba Group in Protein Structure and Function Seminar Series and Dr. Sean McKenna for a talk on RNA.

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,207 45 Chancellors Circle Winnipeg MB,Buller Building

 
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The Continual Threat of Space Weather Storms | Dr. Roger Dube, Professor, RIT

Faculty of Science visiting lecture with Dr. Roger Dube

Location: 205 Armes Building,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Armes Lecture Building 30B Sifton Road Winnipeg MB

 
24

Health Canada Info Session

Join us for an information session evening with Health Canada!

Location: 207 45 Chancellors Circle Winnipeg MB,Buller Building

 
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Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Joshua Hollett (University of Winnipeg)

Title: TBA

Location: Buller 111

October
03

Statistics Seminar- Facilitating Questions and Discussions in Small and Large Classrooms

Seminar talk by Jenna Tichon about 'Facilitating Questions and Discussions in Small and Large Classrooms'

Location: Rm. 111 Armes Lecture Building,University of Manitoba - Fort Garry,Armes Lecture Building 30B Sifton Road Winnipeg MB

 
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Chemistry Seminar: Dr. Maria DeRosa (Carleton University)

Title: TBA

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

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Graduate Student Recruitment – Dr. S. Kuss Group

PhD Position in Bioelectrochemistry on Cancer Initiation The Laboratory of Bioanalytics and Clinical Chemistry is looking for an enthusiastic new group member to take on a challenging project working on the application of electrochemistry to study cancer development in human cells. Position The research of this postdoctoral position lies at the intersection between electrochemistry and...

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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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Hot off the Press

The latest issue of Parker Communications has just been released! Read it here!

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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...