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2020 Virtual Faculty of Science Graduation Video Launch

Join the Faculty of Science on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 3 PM and celebrate the Class of 2020! 2020 Graduation Video Celebration Monday, June 22, 2020, at 3PM (CDT) The video features faculty and alumni including: Dr. Jim Peebles, 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics & JUNO Award winning singer-songwriter William Prince + more). Be...

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Meet 3MT competitor Dmitry Vrubleskiy, (Chemistry)

Meet one Dmitry Vrubleskiy, a PhD student in Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba​. Currently under the supervision of Dr. Mario Bieringer, he obtained his BSc from Ural Federal University in Yekaterinburg, Russia. He recently competed in the Three Minute Thesis 3MT competition, and although he did not make it to the finals, we are...

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Meet 3MT Competitor Kaye Quizon

Kaye Quizon, MSc student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Kaye Quizon, is a MSc student in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease. She is originally from Winnipeg. Her research involves the development and validation of an accessible point-of-care diagnostic platform for emerging RNA viruses. This year she competed in...

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Meet 3MT Competitor Anna Mikhailitchenko

Anna Mikhailitchenko In her search for a fresh way to think about whale research, graduate student Anna Mikhailitchenko currently doing a MSc in Biological Sciences, made a decision to participate in this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Her current research involves studying the patterns of humpback whale calls/acoustics across multiple time scales in their...

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Agricultural innovation developed by biophysicist Francis Lin helps Asper MBA team compete at international competition

Francis LIn An agricultural innovation developed by Dr. Chengbo Yang of UM’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Dr. Francis Lin, Biophysicist, in the Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, helped Asper MBA team “MYCA” make it to the final round of the 2020 SCG Bangkok Business Challenge, Asia’s longest-running global student start-up competition. The...

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Biologist Margaret Docker co-lead on four-year eDNA Genome Canada project

Biologist Margaret Docker is co-lead, on GEN-FISH a $9.1 million, four-year Genome Canada project using environmental DNA (eDNA), to help manage Canada’s freshwater fish population. As Genome Prairie reports: Canada is home to almost 200 species of freshwater fish spread out over more than two million lakes covering about 7.6 per cent of Canada’s nearly...

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Casinojournal.com: Artificial intelligence-driven solution to mitigate economic impact of partial casino closures

In the wake of the current coronavirus pandemic, many casinos will temporarily close and will implement social distancing measures within their properties when they are operational. nQube, in collaboration with partners at University of Manitoba Data Science NEXUS, recognizes that many casinos are looking for strategies to protect their customers, while also minimizing the impact...

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UM partners with artificial intelligence leader Atomwise to pursue COVID-19 therapies

Two University of Manitoba researchers have received support from Atomwise, the leader in using artificial intelligence (AI) for small molecule drug discovery, to explore broad-spectrum therapies for COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. JORG STETEFELD: “IT IS CRUCIAL TO GAIN A MOLECULAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW ONE PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE PROTEIN TARGET, NSP12, INTERACTS WITH ANOTHER KEY PROTEIN NAMED NSP8....

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3MT 2020 Final Competition – Watch live online June 3

May 15, 2020 —  This year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition final will look a little different than in previous years. The Faculty of Graduate Studies is excited to announce that the event will be broadcast online starting at 7pm on June 3. The event will still feature a panel of judges and the opportunity for...