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Thursday, September 14, 2017 – 9:00- 10:15 AM in 2J4.02 WMC (Classroom F)

MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar – Nazlee Sharmin – Post-Doc from Dr. Harley Kurata’s lab

“Molecular anatomy of Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation: Interactions of Kv4.3 and its auxiliary subunits”

 

Thursday, August 17, 2017 – 9:00- 10:30 AM in 2J4.02 WMC (Classroom F)

MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar – Summer Student Talks

Jacqueline Karathra, Andrew Song, Clark Thompson, Shauna Peng, Justin Lee

 

Friday, June 23, 2017 – 10:00 am in Oborowsky Degner Seminar Hall, 1st Floor Li Ka Shing

MPDRG/IRTG Guest Speaker seminar – Hosted by Student’s Association

Dr. Charles Sanders, Vanderbilt University, “The Scarlet Letter: The Role of Membrane Protein Misfolding in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease”

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017 – 9:00 am in Classroom F-2J4.02

WMHSC MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Megan Beggs, Dept. of Physiology, ‘Intestinal and Renal Calcium (re)absoprtion when it matters most’

 

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 9:00 am in Classroom F-2J4.02 WMHSC

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Swai Mon Khaing, Dept. of Biochemistry, ‘Mechanism of CD36 signal transduction by lipid nanodomains and F-actin’

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Guest speaker Professor Reinhart Reithmeier, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto

Folding and misfolding of membrane proteins: the red cell Band 3 anion exchanger in human health and disease

 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Invited speaker Dr. Jon Veinot, Department of Chemistry, U of A; Silicon nanocrystals – Tunable materials for many applications. I wonder how they will interact with biological systems?

 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Guest speaker seminar

Presentation by Dr. Abby C. Collier, Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC, hosted by Dr. Elaine Leslie: “The Intersection of Physiological and Biochemical Development in the Human Liver: Predicting Drug and Chemical Safety in Children”

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by Kathy Tang, U of A, Impact of vitamin D signaling on bone undergoing oxidative stress

 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by Dr. Harley Kurata, Moment-to-moment regulation of ion channel complexes

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Membrane Protein Journal Club (Bioch 640)

Hector Vega with the title ‘The Gating Mechanism of the CRAC Channel Orai1’. See abstract

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Membrane Protein Journal Club (Bioch 640)

Qian Wang presented with the title of the talk is ‘Discovering a new role of the ER stress protein IRE1 in the antioxidant response.’ Abstract

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Membrane Protein Journal Club (Bioch 640)

M’Lynn Fisher presented with the title ‘4.9 Å Structure of BAM complex via Cryo-EM.’ See abstract

 

February 15, 2017

Membrane Protein Journal Club (Bioch 640)

Dr. Alka Kumari presented with the title ‘The link between alcoholism and Kv7 channels’. See abstract here.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by Katherine Badior, PhD trainee at Dr. Joe Casey’s lab, Department of Chemistry, with the title “Examining Band 3 Transport Mechanism and Biological Function”. See poster

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by Dr. Nicolas Tauret with the title ”Investigating Signal Transduction Within CD36 Nanoclusters’. See poster.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Dr. Qian Wang, Department of Ophthalmology, Columbia University, presented with the title:

‘The role of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) signalling in the lacrimal gland development’.

See poster

 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by invited speaker Dr. Mohan Babu, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry

University of Regina, with the title: ‘A Network Map of Human Mitochondrial Protein Interactions in Health and Disease’. See poster

This visit was supported the Walter Mckenzie visiting speaker fund.

 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar: Presentation by Laine Lysyk from Dr. Joanne Lemieux lab, Department of Biochemistry, U of A, with the title:

‘PARL-mediated intramembrane proteolysis in Parkinson’s disease’. See poster

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Career Skills Development Series

Seminar with Dr. Joanne Lemieux: ‘Marketing your research’

All participants were asked to complete an assignment to be presented in class. See assignment.

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by Gurnit Kaur from Dr. Elaine Leslie lab, Department of Physiology, with the title ‘Transport Pathways Involved in Arsenic and Selenium Detoxification’. See poster

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Membrane Protein Journal Club (Bioch 640)

Shahid Ullah presented with the title “KLHL3 regulates paracellular chloride transport in the kidney by ubiquitination of claudin-8.”

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Career Skills Development seminar with Dr. Joanne Lemieux: ‘De-Stress for Success’

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar: Dr. Larry Fliegel, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Biochemistry, with the title:

‘NHE Drug Discovery and Research Developments’

See poster

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Special MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar with guest speaker Dr. Jeff Abramson, Professor at the Department of Physiology, UCLA, Los Angeles, with the title: ‘pH Induced Oligomerization of VDAC1 is Driven by Glutamate 73’

See poster here.

 

September 6 – 8, 2016

IRTG – International Research and Training Group in Membrane Biology

Annual Symposium 2016

See symposium program here.

 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lunchtime Career Skills Development Seminar ‘Presentations with Impact’. Seminar and discussion with Drs. Emmanuelle Cordat and Howard Young, Professors at the Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry.

 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Special MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Invited speaker, Dr. John Klassen, Professor, Department of Chemistry, U of A, Director, Alberta Glycomics Centre, GlycoNet Principal Investigator, presented his work with the title:

‘Characterizing protein-glycolipid interactions using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry’.

See poster here.

 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Dr. Peter Light, Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Director, Alberta Diabetes Institute

Charles A Allard Chair in Diabetes Research, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, U of A.

‘Cardiac KATP channels – What do they actually do?’

See poster here.

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Victoria Baronas, Graduate Student from Dr. Harley Kurata’s lab, Department of Pharmacology, presented with the title:

‘Potassium channels at the interface of redox state and electrical excitability’

See poster here.

 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Anna-Maria Miederer, PhD candidate from the Saarland University, Germany and exchange trainee at Dr. Larry Fliegel’s lab, presented with the title:

‘STIM2 – Splicing, Function and Identification of Novel Regulators’

See poster here.

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Special MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Visiting speaker Dr. Derek Bowie, Professor at Department of Pharmacology &Therapeutics, McGill University, Montreal, was hosted by Dr. Joanne Lemieux and presented with the title ‘Functional anatomy of the ionotropic glutamate receptor family’. See poster here

Trainees met with guest speaker Dr. Bowie for lunch and discussion.

This visit was supported the Walter Mckenzie visiting speaker fund.

 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

RUIQI CAI, PhD Student from Dr. Xing-Zhen Chen’s lab, Department of Physiology, presented with the title: ‘Intramolecular interaction between TRPP3 N- and C-termini’. See poster here.

 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Alka Kumari, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in from Dr. Joe Casey’s lab, Department of Biochemistry, presented with the title: ‘A Personalized Medicine Approach to Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy’.

See poster here.

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Membrane Protein Journal Club (Bioch 640)

Rashmi Panigrahi gave a Biochemistry 640 presentation with the title ‘Mechanistic insight into mammalian fructose transporter GLUT5.’ See abstract here.

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Membrane Protein Journal Club (Bioch 640)

Carmen Wong presented with the title ’13C NMR Detects Conformational Change in the 100 kD Membrane Transporter ClC-ec1′. See abstract here.

 

 

Thursday, August 24, 2017 – 9:00- 10:30 AM in 2J4.02 WMC (Classroom F)

MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar – Summer Student Talks

Dary Chen, Cen Yang, Deborah Yee, Jeremy Thomas, Ivy Porter

 

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 – 9:00 am in Classroom F-2J4.02

WMHSC MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Dr. Alka Kumari, Dept. of Biochemistry, ‘Rescue of SLC4A11 Corneal Dystrophy Mutants by Ophthalmological Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs’

 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Invited speaker, Dr. Bibhuti B. Das, DOTY Scientific Inc. USA, Emerging techniques in solid state NMR structure

 

 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Career Skills Development Seminar: “Mentorship matters: the case for graduate professional development”.

Guest speaker Professor Reinhart Reithmeier, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Dr. Joanne Lemieux, Regulation of intramembrane proteolysis and its implications in Parkinson’s disease

 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

PhD Candidate Seminar

Presentation by Vanessa Marensi from the lab of Dr. Elaine Leslie, Department of Physiology, with the title:

‘Glutathione transferase P1 is post-translationally modified by palmitate’.

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Career Skills Development Seminar: “Women in Science”

A panel of guest speakers:

Dr. Lynne Postovit, Associate Professor, Dept. of Oncology, Co-director CRINA

Dr. Joanne Lemieux, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Associate Director MPDRG

Dr. Elaine Leslie, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology

 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by Rawad Lashhab from the lab of Dr. Emmanuelle Cordat, Department of Physiology, with the title:

‘The Basolateral Kidney Anion Exchanger 1 Regulates Tight Junction Integrity by Interacting with Claudin-4.’

 

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Research Associate at the lab of Dr. Michael Overduin, presented with the title ‘NMR spectroscopy of membrane-associated proteins’. See poster

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Career Skills Development Seminar

‘Mitigating Conflict and Understanding Perspectives in Dispute Resolution’

with Brent Epperson, U of A Graduate Ombudsperson in the Office of the Student Ombuds. See poster

Pizza lunch and refreshments provided.

 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by Dr. Joanna Jung, Postdoctoral Fellow at Dr. Marek Michalak’s lab, with the title ‘Calnexin and Endoplasmic Reticulum Malfunction in the Nervous System’. See poster

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by Dr. XiuJu Li from Dr. Larry Fliegel’s lab, with the title ‘Stop Codon Polymorphisms in the Human SLC9A1 Gene Disrupt Na+/H+ exchanger Function’. See poster

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by Dr. Christopher Cairo, Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, U of A.

‘Human Neuraminidase Enzymes (Neu) As A Target For Anti-Adhesives’

See poster

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Career Skills Development seminar for all grad students: ‘B.Y.O. CV: Discussion and Gentle Critique of your CV’

This session discussed CV optimization and featured gentle commentary on CV’s, in small groups.

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Membrane Protein Journal Club (Bioch 640)

Ruiqi Cai with the title ‘Function and regulation of TRPP2 ion channel revealed by a gain-of-function mutant’. See abstract here.

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Career Skills Development Series

Dr. Deanna Davis, Professional Development Instructional Design Specialist at the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research, provided an orientation session on Individual Development Plan (IDP). Students were introduced to the professional development requirement and the IDP. This session addressed following questions:

Why is professional development a requirement?

What counts as professional development activities for the eight-hour requirement?

How do I start to create an IDP?

 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by invited speaker Dr. Raymond J. Turner from Microbial Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, with the title:

‘Exploring the multi-ligand specificity and functionality of small multidrug resistance proteins in bacteria’. See poster

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Presentation by Qiaolin Hu from Dr. Xing-Zhen Chen’s lab, Department of Physiology, with the title ‘Intramolecular N-C termini interaction and pore gate residues of TRPV channels’. See poster

 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Robin Kim and Caroline Wang from Dr. Harley Kurata’s lab, Department of Pharmacology, presented with the title:

‘Molecular mechanisms of voltage-gated potassium channel openers’. See poster

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar: Dr. Ensaf Almomani, Department of Physiology, presentED a seminar entitled:

“Characterization of newly identified distal renal tubular acidosis mutants of the kidney anion exchanger 1”

See poster

 

Thursday, October 20, 2016     9:00 – 10:15 AM

Classroom F – 2J4.02 WMHSC

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar: Dr. Patrick MacDonald, Department of Pharmacology, will present with the title:

‘Molecular mechanisms that amplify insulin exocytosis’

See poster

 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar: Darpan Malhotra from Dr. Joe Casey lab will present with the title: ‘Expanding horizons in the understanding of Endothelial Corneal Dystrophies’

See poster here.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Career Skills Development seminar with the topic ‘If you could write your own reference letter’

with Drs. Joanne Lemieux and Joe Casey.

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Special MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Members of Dr. Michael Overduin lab, gave three short presentations. See poster here.

Mansoore Esmaili: ‘Detergent-free isolation of membrane proteins; a case study of PagP’

Cameron Smithers: ‘Structure-aided drug discovery for the membrane-interactive RhoA-Lbc target’

Michael Overduin: ‘Desmosomal assemblies involved in adhering cell-cell junctions to the cytoskeleton’

 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Katherine Badior, PhD student at Dr. Joe Casey’s lab, presented with the title:

‘Biochemical and Computational Approaches to SLC4A11’. See poster here.

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Special MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Visiting speaker Dr. Sergei Noskov, Associate Professor, Centre for Molecular Simulation

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, hosted by Dr. Joe Casey, presented with the title ‘Molecular Mechanisms of Ion-Coupled Conformational Dynamics in Secondary Transporters’. See abstract here.

Trainees met with guest speaker Dr. Noskov for pizza lunch and discussion.

This visit was supported the Walter Mckenzie visiting speaker fund.

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunchtime Career Skills Development Seminar

Room 4-70 MSB’From Physiology to Forensics’

Seminar and discussion with Brittany Brown Wyllie, M.Sc., Evidence Recovery Technologist, National Forensic Laboratory Services – Edmonton, Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Dr. Rashmi Panigrahi, Postdoctoral Fellow from Dr. Joanne Lemieux’ lab, presented with the title:

‘Mechanistic insight into inhibition of rhomboid proteases by isocoumarins’. See poster here.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Career Skills Development series

‘Knowledge Translation – What is it and what is all the fuss about’

Seminar and discussion with Dr. Shannon D. Scott, Professor, RN, Canada Research Chair for Knowledge Translation in Child Health, AHFMR/AIHS Population Health Investigator.

Lunch and refreshments provided.

 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

  1. K. M. Shahid Ullah, Graduate Student from Dr. Emmanuelle Cordat’s lab, Department of Physiology, presented with the title: ‘Why does the Cl-/HCO3- exchanger SLC26A7 not compensate for the absence of kAE1 in dRTA?’. Coffee, tea and snacks provided by Joanne Lemieux’ lab. See poster here.

 

Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:00-10:15 am, room F-2J4.02 WMHSC

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

Dr. Henrik Dimke, guest speaker from the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, hosted by Todd Alexander, presented with the title: ‘Tubulovascular Cross-Talk by Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A Maintains Peritubular Microvasculature in Kidney.’ See poster here.