Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2015 Science Resource Centre Upgrade

Over the Winter Break your Undergraduate Resource Centre is receiving a technology upgrade.  Feel free to drop in and have a look!

12 new I7 Windows 64 Bit workstations installed to process your Chemistry and Physics labs, assignments and exercises.

Come down and use Spartan, Chem/BioOffice, Maple, SPSS, Protein Purifier and many other programs that are used in the production research labs.

Special thanks to Joe Lichaa, our department computer technician, for making this installation!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Chemistry Holiday Party

The Chemistry Club is hosting a "Holiday Celebration" at the Rock Bottom Bar and Grill on Dec. 11, 2014 starting at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10, and available from Sera (EH 274-1) or the main office (273 EH).

All students, faculty and staff are welcome!

Friday, November 28, 2014

UWindsor researcher on a roll using natural extracts to fight cancer

UWindsor researcher on a roll using natural extracts to fight cancer
After finding treatment possibilities in dandelion root extract, biochemistry professor Siyaram Pandey and the students in his lab have discovered a second natural extract that successfully targets cancer cells.

His latest paper shows that extract from the flowering plant long pepper makes cancer cells undergo apoptosis—essentially committing suicide.

“It targets the weakness of the cancer cells, the metabolic vulnerability of cancer cells. Healthy cells can tolerate the extract but cancer cells cannot tolerate it, they die,” says Dr. Pandey. In addition to testing the substance on a cellular level and studying cells in a petri dish in the lab, his team also fed it orally to mice with tumours. “We proved it is not toxic. It dissolves into the system, goes to the tumour site and blocks the growth of the tumour.”

Pandey, post-doctoral fellow Pam Ovadje, and graduate and undergraduate student contributors, have just published their long pepper findings in the November 2014 edition of PLOS One.

To read more, see the full Daily News story here!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Winter 2015 GA/TA positions now posted

Winter 2015 GA/TA positions

Interested in teaching?

Notice, schedules and applications for Winter 2015 GA/TA positions in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department are now posted at:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hallowe'en party and pumpkin carving contest

Hallowe'en party and pumpkin carving contest

12-2 PM



See below for information on the pumpkin carving contest!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Intro NMR Workshop Oct. 15-16

NMR Workshop
The NMR faciltiy is offering a 2 Day Introductory Workshop for  Undergraduate students, Graduate Students on the mornings of Wednesday October 15, and Thursday October 16 from 9 am to noon each day.  

This introductory workshop is geared toward undergraduate students, summer students and/or graduate students with limited (or no) NMR experience, but who are expected to make use of the NMR spectrometers as part of their research projects. The workshop is meant as a supplement to the "one on one" training that new students receive and will allow an opportunity to go into greater depth on many topics. The schedule will consist of a lecture to start each day followed by hands-on learning sessions where participants will get the opportunity to make NMR samples as well as to collect and process NMR data.

The topics covered include:
How an NMR spectrometer works
NMR Magnet Safety
Preparation of NMR Samples
Set up of 1D 1H and 13C NMR Experiments
Processing and Presentation of NMR Data

The workshop is free of charge to members of the Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry; however, enrollment is limited, so please register soon!

Registration can be done on the NMR Facility Web page.

Got to to the " To register click here" link at the bottom of the page.

For more information, visit the NMR Facility Web Page

Alumni/Grad Student Career Night - Thurs. Oct. 30 at 7 PM


THURSDAY OCTOBER 30, 2014; 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: THE BANK NIGHTKLUB (285 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor) 

In this event, Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni, Randy Leavitt, (Maxxam Analytics), Vince Amoscato, (Ash Stevens Inc) and Dante Capaldi, (Capaldi Enterprises) with share their career related experiences. 

The event will include a light dinner.


RSVP with number attending to by Oct 23, 2014