Seminars

BCMB Seminar series

Please join us in our departmental seminar series September through April; no registration required for visitors.

Time and place: Friday afternoons from 1:30 - 2:30 in ECS124 (Except where noted.)

2015 - 2016 Seminars

May 2015 (please note time and locations of May seminars)

May 15: Mr. Connor O'Sullivan, PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria
"The requirements of ARS2 for RNA processing and retina development"
Host: Dr. Perry Howard
***** ECS 104, 1:30 - 2:30pm ****

July 2015 (please note time and locations of July seminars)

July 24: Mr. Ragha Ramaswamy, PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria
"Molecular mechanisms of vector-pathogen interactions: Insights from the tsetse-trypanosome system"
Host: Dr. Marty Boulanger
***** ECS 108, 1:30 - 2:30pm ****

September 2015

Sept 18: Dr. John Burke, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria
"Probing the structural and dynamic regulation of lipid signalling in disease"
Host: Dr. Perry Howard

Sept 25: Dr. Peter Verhaert, Analytical Biotechnology & Innovative Peptide Biology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands); Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University (Sweden); Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, Antwerp University (Belgium)
"Peptidomics and Secretomics for biomedical applications"
Host: Dr. John Burke

October 2015

Oct 2: Dr. Kara Osbak, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, University of Antwerp, Belgium
"Deciphering the proteome of the syphilis spirochete (T. pallidum ssp. pallidum): insights into pathogenesis and biomarker discovery"
Host: Dr. Caroline Cameron

Oct 9: Jarek Pankowski, PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria
"Use of temperature sensitive essential genes as a biocontainment mechanism"
Host: Dr. Fran Nano

There are 2 seminars of 20 minutes on October 16:

Oct 16: Sarah MacPherson, MSc student, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria
"Transcriptional Regulation of Citrate Synthase Is Essential for Initiation of Cell Growth"
Host: Dr. Julian Lum

Oct 16: Karen Lithgow, MSc student, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria
"Molecular mechanisms for the Treponema pallidum protein pallilysin (Tp0751) in adhesion to the vascular endothelium"
Host: Dr. Caroline Cameron

Oct 23: Dr. Wade Abbott, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge; Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Lethbridge
"Dissecting the metabolism of dietary carbohydrates by intestinal microbes"
Host: Dr. Al Boraston

November 2015

Nov 6: Ryan Blackler, PhD candidate, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria
"A structural basis for cross-reactivity and polyspecificity in germline antibodies"
Host: Dr. Stephen Evans

Nov 13: Dr. Catherine Brissette, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota
"Lifting the (brain) fog: Probing the pathogenesis of Lyme neuroborreliosis"
Host: Dr. Caroline Cameron

Nov 20: Dr. Jeffrey Hansen, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, Colorado State University
"Chromatin oligomers: an in vitro model for interphase chromosome structure and function"
Host: Dr. Juan Ausio

Nov 27: Dr. Daniel Durocher, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
"Cell cycle regulation of DNA repair"
Host: Drs. Perry Howard and Chris Nelson

December 2015

Dec 4: Jason Serpa, PhD candidate, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria
"Using multiple structural proteomic techniques for the characterization of prion protein oligomers"
Host: Dr. Christoph Borchers

January 2016

There are 2 seminars of 20 minutes on January 8:

Jan 8: Gillian Dornan, PhD student, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria
"Understanding lipid kinase misregulation: The role of PI3Kδ mutations in primary immunodeficiency disease"
Host: Dr. John Burke

Jan 8: Susannah Gagnon, MSc student, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria
"Advancing mechanistic understanding of the human blood group enzymes"
Host: Dr. Stephen Evans

Jan 15: Dr, Angelika Niemz, Beckman Professor and Director of Research at Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, CA
"Point of care nucleic acid testing for infectious disease diagnosis in low resource settings"
Host Dr. Paul Romaniuk

Jan 22: CANCELLED Dr. Christoph Borchers, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria; Director, UVic-Genome BC Proteomics Centre
"MRM and iMALDI for biomedical and clinical use”
Host: Dr. Perry Howard

Jan 29: Dr. Calvin Yip, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia
"Investigating the structure and function of an autophagy regulatory machinery"
Host: Dr. Marty Boulanger

February 2016

Feb 5: Dr. David Kroeger, Postdoctoral fellow, Trev and Joyce Deeley Research Centre, BC Cancer Agency
"Synergy between T- and B- lineage cells in the immune response to cancer"
Host: Dr. Julian Lum
****Seminar Location: Conference room #3, Third floor of the Vancouver Island Cancer Centre (2410 Lee Avenue)****
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March 2016

April 2016