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Thursday, November 9, 2017 9- 10 AM  2J4.02 WMC (Classroom F)

MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar –Visiting German Trainees – Lisa Ohler Lemieux Lab

“Pyrimidine salvage and related transport processes across the chloroplast envelope.”

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017 – 9:00- 10:15 AM in 2J4.02 WMC (Classroom F)

MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar –MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar –Visiting Japanese Trainees – Kazunori Kikuchi and Tetsuo Cai

Title For Kazunori’s talk: “Regulation of Amyloid-β Degrading Activity by GPR120 Signaling”

Title For Tetsuo’s talk: “Activation of γ-secretase Trimming Activity by Topological Changes of Transmembrane Domain 1 of Presenilin 1”

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017 – 9:00- 10:15 AM in 2J4.02 WMC (Classroom F)

MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar –Visiting German Trainees – Lena Krämer and Carina Groh

Title For Lena’s talk: “Influence of neurotoxic proteins mTDP43 and Htt97 and the proteasome on mitochondrial import and aggregation toxicity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”

Title For Carina’s talk: “Mitochondrial stress leads to an increased expression of the mitochondrial chaperone Hsp60 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”

 

 

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017 – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM in 470MSB

Career Skills seminar –  Dr. Joe Casey

“Presentations with Impact”

 

 

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’.

 

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.’

 

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.’

 

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”.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

MPDRG/IRTG weekly seminar

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

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’.

 

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.

 

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’.

 

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’

Thursday, November 2, 2017 – 9-10 AM 2J4.02 WMC (Classroom F)

MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar – Debajyoti Dutta from Dr. Fliegel’s lab

“Expression and purification of Plant plasma membrane Na+/H+ exchanger SOS1”

 

Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 9:00- 10:15 AM in 2J4.02 WMC (Classroom F)

MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar – Jennifer Wen-An Wang from Dr. Michalak’s lab

“ER calcium in regulating cholesterol metabolism”

Thursday, October 5, 2017 – 9:00- 10:15 AM in 2J4.02 WMC (Classroom F)

MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar – Allen Plain –  from Dr. Todd Alexander’s lab

“Calcium and water homeostasis: Tales from the TAL (renal thick ascending limb)”

Thursday, September 28, 2017 – 9:00- 10:15 AM in 2J4.02 WMC (Classroom F)

MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar – Katie Badior –  from Dr. Joe Casey’s lab

“Band 3 in Red Blood Cell Senescence”

 

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 9:00- 10:15 AM in 2J4.02 WMC (Classroom F)

MPDRG/IRTG Weekly seminar – Visiting Speaker – Dr. Susan P. C. Cole

“MRP1 Structure and Function: Questions Answered and Unanswered”

 

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’.

 

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

 

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’.

 

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’.

 

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’

 

 

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’.

 

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’.

 

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’.

 

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”

 

 

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’