Archive for September, 2010

Biochemistry Student Research Day

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The Fourth Annual Biochemistry Student Research day organized by the Biochemistry Student Organization was held on September 30th, 2010 in the Hiebert Lounge. The event was a wonderful success, bringing the whole department together for an afternoon of science and camaraderie that began with a lovely lunch provided by the BSO, followed by research poster presentations from graduate students of all years within the department in a relaxed environment. This event is particularly useful for providing helpful suggestions and ideas to our students as well as acquainting new students within the department with the various exciting research that is being conducted by labs here in the Biochemistry department. Many thanks go out to everyone in attendance, the presenters and the organizers for helping to create another successful research day. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year! !

Congratulations to Drs. Biasini and Unterberger!!

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Drs. Emiliano Biasini and Ursula Unterberger receive honors at an international meeting on neurodegeneration.  Dr. Emiliano Biasini, an Instructor working in the laboratory of Dr. David Harris, was selected to give an oral presentation at the meeting “Prion 2010: From Agent to Disease”, which was held in Salzburg, Austria from September 8-11.  A poster presented by Dr. Ursula Unterberger, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Harris’ laboratory, was one of only five recognized by a special poster prize at the same meeting.  Other members of the Harris laboratory, including Dr. Tania Massignan (a postdoctoral fellow), Isaac Solomon (an M.D.-Ph.D. student), and Jessie Turnbaugh (a Ph.D. student) also presented posters at the meeting.  The meeting, which is held annually, is the major international venue for work on prion diseases, and attracts over 500 participants working on all aspects of these devastating neurodegenerative diseases.