International collaboration developing nanotechnology

that may be used against COVID-19

synthesizing novel anti-cancer agents

Dr. Frank Schweizer and a team of University of Manitoba researchers, have identified a unique way to potentially treat and cure cancer using carbohydrate-based antitumour agents

rapid disease detection by electrochemistry

Dr. Sabine Kuss develops highly sensitive electrochemical methods and instrumentation to detect and understand medical phenomena, such as cancer and antibiotic resistance

State of the art instrumentation

The department has access to a variety of state of the art instrumentation facilities and highly skilled staff available for service to researchers, students and the industrial community

Preserving our Treasures

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld and his research team are collaborating with the Inuit community to track biodiversity in Canada's North

Studying the structure-function relationship of proteins

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld examines the structure-function relationship of proteins as dynamic systems: how are they involved in signalling complexes related to human disease and how can they be used for biomedical or industrial remediation applications

Research and Teaching Excellence

The department of chemistry has a long history of success including a recent nobel laureate and two banting fellows

Safeguarding our water

Co-founded by Drs. Gregg Tomy and Jörg Stetefeld the centre for oil and gas research and development (COGRAD) studies more efficient ways to assess the effects of petrochemicals on our water supply

Investigating reactive molecules through spectroscopy

Dr. Jennifer van wijngaarden explores microwave and infrared spectroscopy and the fundamental properties of molecules: to generate new species of molecules that aren't stable under normal atmospheric conditions, the types of molecules found around stars and far-out planets and moons

News & Events


Advocating for Science Funding

Graduate student Simarpreet Singh advocates for science funding during this federal election:  


Welcome New Instructor Jorge Dourado!

The Department is excited to welcome new instructor – Jorge Dourado!  He will be teaching a variety of courses in the 1000 and 2000-level.  Welcome Jorge!


Welcome new assistant professor Dr.Zev Ripstein!

Our Department extends a warm welcome to assistant professor Dr. Zev Ripstein! Dr. Ripstein is jointly appointed in the Departments of Chemistry and Microbiology. To learn more about Dr.Ripstein and his research, please visit his website:


Welcome Back Coffee

As we ramp back up to full return to campus in January, the Dean, Brian Mark, would like to invite you to have a cup of coffee in the SSA lounge, and weather permitting the Court Yard, to start re-engaging with your colleagues. Please RSVP to Tracy Foster, on the dates noted to ensure we are keeping capacity (20 people) with Health orders. The...


PV Magazine: Material concerns

The University of Manitoba led a group that used battery cyclers to test different material configurations for lithium-ion batteries. They specifically investigated new binding materials to hold the electrodes together through extended cycling. Image: Canadian Light Source As PV MAGAZINE: ISSUE 08-2021 reports: Shouldn’t we all be driving in affordable electric cars with 800-plus kilometers...


PV Magazine: Material concerns

As PV MAGAZINE: ISSUE 08-2021 reports: Shouldn’t we all be driving in affordable electric cars with 800-plus kilometers of driving range by now? Surely yes, according to many of the announcements coming from battery scientists over the past decade. Yet for all the scientific breakthroughs, few in fact “break through” into commercial applications. Christian Kuss...


MSc Defense Announcement – Brooke Richtik (August 20, 1 pm)

                                                    Dr.Mario Bieringer:    


Welcome new Department Head, Professor Ute Kothe!

The Department welcomes our new Department Head, Professor Ute Kothe! Dr. Ute Kothe is an RNA biochemist who studies the formation of functional RNAs. In particular, she investigates why and how ribosomal RNA and transfer RNA (tRNA) are modified, folded and processed. Notably, Dr. Kothe is known for her research of the most common RNA...


Cheer on the Faculty of Science 3MT 2021 Competitors

On August 10 & 11th students will be challenged to showcase their research to a general audience in a three-minute or less in a 3MT competition. Part of the Faculty of Science, Student Undergraduate Summer Research Experience Program. There will be two competitions that will air live on the Faculty of Science YouTube channel. Life...


2020 Merit Award Recipients Announced!

The 2020 Merit Awards were recently announced and congratulations to awardees Drs. David Herbert, Christian Kuss, John Sorensen and Horace Luong under categories of: Dr. David Herbert – Research, Scholarly Work and Creative Activities Dr. Christian Kuss – Teaching Dr. John Sorensen – Service Dr. Horace Luong – Combination of Teaching, Service, and/or Research, Scholarly...