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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...

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WFP: ‘This ain’t your grandpa’s battery’

Christian Kuss, an assistant professor (chemistry), whose research focuses on new materials for energy storage and other electrochemical applications, and Michael McDonald, the operations manager at NFI Group Inc.’s innovation centre weigh in on the technology of the future – electric vehicles. As the Winnipeg Free Press (WFP) reports: The Ford F-150 Lightning is making a splash...

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Innovations in Synthetic Chemistry with David Herbert – Virtual Talk & Q&A

Ironing out the details: How Using Sustainability as a Design Principle Can Lead to Fundamental Advances and Practical Innovation in Synthetic Chemistry David Herbert Friday, June 25, 2021 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Virtual Public Science Talk and Q&A Everyone is welcome to join! David E. Herbert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of...

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Data Science Conference and Student Challenge Nexus 2021

The Faculty of Science is hosting a virtual Data Science Conference and Student Challenge, Nexus 2021, Bridging Academia and Industry, May 19-21,2021. The virtual conference will explore new and emerging trends in Digital Agriculture (May 19), Public Health (May 20), Transportation and Logistics, (May 21). Full-Conference Registration (three days) includes access to all keynote presentations and three additional presentations per day....

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International collaboration developing nanotechnology that may be used against COVID-19

March 30, 2020 —  A new approach to stopping virus growth gives hope for new therapeutic options against seasonal influenza, bird flu and possibly COVID-19, says Dr. Ned Budisa, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Chemical Synthetic Biology at UM and who holds an adjunct position at the Technical University in Berlin. Budisa is a member...

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding for studies in Indigenous populations

March 6, 2020 —  Two University of Manitoba researchers have received nearly $1 million in COVID-19 Rapid Response Program funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for research projects that focus on public health responses in Indigenous populations. This morning, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister...

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Research Manitoba Funding

Research Manitoba just announced $1.24M in research funding to support 25 master’s students and 12 early career researchers. We’re proud to announce that two of the newest additions to our Department, Drs. Sabine Kuss and Christian Kuss, are two of the early career researchers who received funding. Congratulations! For a full news release on the...

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American Society of Pharmacognosy announces Paper of the Year – Sorensen chemistry lab

The Sorensen lab back-to-back papers in the Journal of Natural Products were selected by the editors for the Arthur E. Schwarting Award for Paper of the Year in 2018. The announcement was made public July 2, 2019 in the American Society of Pharmacognosy newsletter. As the American Society of Pharmacognosy newsletter reports: Dr. Sorensen’s award-winning paper represents the first genome sequencing and annotation...

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Research Manitoba Funding Announcement!

Congratulations to Dr. Sabine Kuss and Dr. Christian Kuss who each received Research Manitoba New Investigator Operating Grants!    

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GlycoNet: Protein engineering enables better treatment for rare inherited metabolic disorders

As GlycoNet reports: One in every 5,000 Canadian newborns develops lysosomal storage disorders (LSD), a type of metabolic diseases caused by genetic mutations. Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases are amongst the most severe LSD. Children suffering from these diseases lack an enzyme that can recycle used lipids (gangliosides) in their neurons. Eventually, the un-recycled gangliosides accumulate...