Synthetic Biology Club combatting MRSA super bug

The MRSA bacteria strain is known to health professionals as a super bug.

It’s a big problem in North American hospitals and is resistant to even the strongest antibiotics.

Students in the Synthetic Biology Club at the University of Northern British Columbia want to attempt to come up with a detection and killing mechanism to combat this super bug.
It’s their way of finding a real solution to a current problem.

2016 iGem students from the Synthetic Biology Club
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lisa Russell receives Helen Thurwell Scholarship

Lisa Russell hasn’t even attended her first class yet at UNBC, but she’s already received a helping hand financially to get off to a great start as an undergraduate student.

Russell, who graduated from Prince George’s College Heights Secondary in June, has received the Helen Thurwell Scholarship, the largest donor funded endowed award currently at UNBC.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thesis Defence - Priya Verma

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 10:15
Conference Centre, Room 6-307

Ms. Priya Verma is a candidate for the degree:  Master of Science in Bio-Chemistry 

Ms. Verma will be defending her thesis entitled: “Genetically and Biochemically Investigate Interaction Between U6 SNRNA and PRP24 Protein”

Chair: Dr. Kathy Lewis
University of Northern British Columbia

Thesis Defence - Maryam Khan

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 10:00
Conference Centre, Room 6-306

Ms. Khan is a candidate for the degree:  Master of Science in Biochemistry 

Ms. Khan will be defending her thesis entitled: “PPARδ Regulates Insulin Secretion in Pancreatic β-Cells: Evidence from an In-Vivo Mouse Model of β-Cell Specific PPARδ Overexpression”

Chair: Dr. Andrew Kitchenham
University of Northern British Columbia

Fighting Brain Cancer with Local Mushrooms

Undergraduate student Faran Rashid wants to know if local mushrooms could be the basis for a future brain cancer treatment.

Rashid earned a two-year studentship from the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada to study the cancer-fighting properties of wild BC mushrooms. He’s is the first UNBC student to receive this studentship, valued at $10,000 over the summer of 2015 and 2016.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Thesis Defence - Sebastian Mackedenski

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 13:00
Conference Centre, Room 6-305
Mr. Mackedenski is a candidate for the degree: Master of Science in Biochemistry

Mr. Mackedenski's thesis is entitled: "Molecular Characterization of the Coding Region Determinant-Binding Protein Interaction with Kras Oncogene MRNA"

Chair: Dr. Michael Rutherford
University of Northern British Columbia


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