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Faculty of Science celebrates 50 years

The Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba celebrates 50 years as an independent faculty in 2020. We pay tribute to 50 years of first class science education, research, discovery and invention and, encouraged by increasing awareness that science is for everyone, we look forward to the next 50 years. We invite you to...

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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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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 faculties...

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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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New Research Chairs in Fundamental Science

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce three new Research Chairs in Fundamental Science, one in the physical sciences, one in the life sciences and one in mathematical/computational sciences. The awards recognize and support researchers in the Faculty of Science who are conducting outstanding fundamental research in these areas. Chairs are awarded $20,000 in...

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Science in Action! Preserving our treasure: UofM Chemists & Inuit collaborate to track biodiversity in Canada’s North

When you first meet UofM Chemistry Professor Jörg Stetefeld, it’s obvious that he’s what you might call a “people person”. It’s a good thing, too, since that quality served him well when it came to forging a unique partnership between the University of Manitoba and a community of indigenous people in Baker Lake, Nunavut. Known...

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Chemistry and carotenoids: Dr. John Sorensen’s research group teams up with local biotech company Myera Group to great effect

John Sorensen is a man who believes in happy accidents. While that might seem a bit strange for an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry who spends his days conducting experiments and analyzing data, it’s particularly apt when describing the genesis of Sorensen’s current collaboration with Bruce Hardy of Myera Group, a Winnipeg-based biotech...