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.

News & Events

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RiboWest 2019

The Western Canada RNA Conference, RiboWest, brings together RNA scientists from across Canada and the northwestern United States.

Location: University of Manitoba - Fort Garry

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Postdoctoral Position in Bioelectrochemistry Available!

The S. Kuss research group has a postdoctoral position available.  For more details, please visit: https://bioanalyticschemistry.com/openings Postdoc Recruitment 2019 Kuss Laboratory

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Great results at the Manitoba Chemistry Symposium!

The annual Manitoba Chemistry Symposium was held at Brandon University this weekend. Congratulations to many undergraduate and graduate students, listed below, who won poster or oral presentation awards! [Biochemistry Division – Graduate Student Poster] 1st – Billy Vuong – “Hypoxia-Activated SN-38: Targeting Hypoxic Tumors” 2nd – Yuhua Fang – “An Optimized PARP-1 Enzymatic Assay for...