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Chemistry Welcomes New Shared Instrument Facility

August 17, 2011

The Department of Chemistry unveiled a ground-breaking new learning space this week, the Shared Instrument Facility (SIF). This innovative space combines a laboratory and student resource centre, and will transform the learning environment for students at UBC.  Undergraduates now have unprecedented access to highly specialized equipment that would otherwise be inaccessible.

Chemistry Grad Student awarded Best Oral Presentation

This past June at the 94th annual Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, UBC chemistry graduate student Lauren Keyes was awarded Best Oral Presentation in the Organometallics Reagents in Organic Synthesis Symposium. Lauren Keyes, from the Love group, is entering the fourth year of her PhD at UBC. In recognition of her outstanding presentation - "Pt(II) catalyzed C-F activation...

Danielle Covelli wins poster prize at ICBIC15

Danielle Covelli was awarded an honourable mention and a $250 prize from Helvetica Chimica Acta, for her poster presented during the 15th International Conference on Bioinorganic Chemistry (ICBIC15), held on campus at UBC in early August. Over 200 students were eligible for twelve poster prizes at the conference, with representation from across the world.

Studying the Structure of Proteins

Lawrence McIntosh has received a major grant from the Canadian Cancer Association for his research using NMR spectroscopy to study the structure of proteins involved in the regulation of gene expression.

UBC students shine at undergraduate conference

Polly Yu and Alex Radke recently participated in the 2011 RISE Canada Conference, held on August 26th on the campus of the University of Regina. The conference was the culmination of a summer-long research experience as part of the "Reactive Intermediates Student Exchange" that sent both students across the country.

Anti-Cancer Substances Found in Marine Sponges

Raymond Andersen has received a major grant from the Canadian Cancer Association for his research into anti-cancer chemical compounds found in marine sponges.