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Postdoctoral Fellows Professional Development Workshop June, 2014 Save the dates!

Drs. Nana Lee and Reinhart Reithmeier will be customizing a two-day career and professional development workshop specifically for postdoctoral fellows on Friday, June 13 and 20, 2014. Topics will include success in and out of academia, preparing for the job, effective communications, mentorship, integrating family life, global concerns, preparing for the future. Individual professional development plans will be discussed and networking opportunities will be provided. Detailed agenda to follow. Workshop will be limited to 20 fellows. Register with Carrie Harber with a cheque for $100 (to Dept of Biochemistry, U of Toronto) which includes meals and beverages for both days. Please also mention any dietary restrictions upon registration.

01 October 2013

**HOT NEWS!** Biochemistry's New Graduate Course in Professional Development is Highlighted in Science

Drs. Nana Lee and Reinhart Reithmeier who created this innovative and highly successful course that helps our graduate students become aware of and prepare for a variety of career paths. Read the Science article here.


Online Biochemistry Course Offered through the School of Continuing Studies

Biochemistry with a Medical Perspective logo

Biochemistry with a Medical Perspective is an online, university level course taught by faculty from the Department of Biochemistry through a series of intensive, illustrated video lectures. The course is scheduled three times a year.

The course is open to Canadian and international students, professionals and private individuals.  The course is not open to full or part-time students enrolled at the University of Toronto.

**NEW** SCS 2472: Biochemistry with a Medical Perspective is acceptable as a prerequisite for one of the two full-course equivalents in any life science for admission into Medical School at the University of Toronto.
Learn more on the course website.


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Research News

23 March 2014

Igor Stagljar and colleagues identify a novel biomarker for the most common form of lung cancer

Appearing in the March 23rd issue of Nature Methods, the Stagljar lab developed the mammalian membrane two-hybrid (MaMTH) assay and applied it to the human epidermal growth receptor (EGFR), mutations of which are associated with lung cancer. Using this approach, they identified CrkII as an interactor of the mutated EGFR and showed that Crk II regulates the stability of mutated EGFR and thus promotes signaling within cancer cells Read more in the U. of T. News article.

28 June 2013

Alex Palazzo captures New Investigator Award

Congratulations go out to Alex Palazzo who was selected as the recipient of a prestigious CIHR New Investigator award, one of only 40 such awards conferred across Canada. Alex works on mechanisms of RNA export from the nucleus and their subsequent subcellular localization. Read more about Alex's research.

12 October 2012

Trevor Moraes awarded Canada Research Chair

Canada Research Chairs just announced that Trevor Moraes was awarded a Tier 2 Chair in Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins. William Trimble and Stephane Angers were also successful in renewing their Tier I and Tier 2 CRCs, respectively. Congratulations to all! Read more about Dr. Moraes' research.

20 September 2012

Reinhart Reithmeier elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Reinhart was honoured for both his scientific accomplishments and for his active role in promoting the importance of basic research and the funding necessary to support it. Click here for the full story.


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