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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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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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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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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...

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Congratulations CHEM 4710 Students

On Saturday March 30, the CHEM 4710 students presented their research findings at the annual CHEM 4710 Project in Chemistry or Biochemistry presentations. The seventeen projects and their presentation by the students were of very high caliber. Congratulations to the students! The Department is very proud of the students’ achievements!

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New! Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science.  Three chairs awards are available: one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences and one in mathematical/computational sciences.  The purpose of the Chairs is to recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science that are conducting outstanding fundamental...