Friday, June 16, 2017

Canadian Nitric Oxide Society Research Forum - July 14, 2017

Canadian Nitric Oxide Society Research Forum - July 14, 2017
Deadline for Abstracts: July 1, 2017

Canadian Nitric Oxide Society
Small Molecules with Big Effects
A Research Forum for the Chemistry, Biology and Medicine of  Nitric Oxide, Hydrogen Sulfide and Carbon Monoxide and related redox-mediated signaling.

Hosted by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Windsor

• Canterbury College Residence: Visit the Canterbury website here for more information. Please complete the Application for Conference Stay Form and email it to Brenda Smith (brsmith@uwindsor.ca) at Canterbury College.
• Holiday Inn - 1855 Huron Church Rd. (519)966-1200
• Hampton Inn - 1840 Huron Church Rd. (519)972-0770

Confirmed Speakers

Manon Couture, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology & Bioinformatics, Laval University.
Ann English, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Concordia University.
Qingping Feng, Physiology & Pharmacology, Western University.
James Gauld, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Windsor
Guy Guillemette, Department of Chemistry, University of Waterloo.
Drew Marquardt- PLENARY SPEAKER, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Windsor.
Bulent Mutus, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Windsor.
Steven Rafferty, Department of Chemistry, Trent University.
Dana Spence, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State university.

 Trainee Speaker Awards

Registration- $50

Registration & Abstracts to:

** DEADLINE: July 1, 2017**

Mango Party - Tues. June 20, 2017

Mango Party

Dr. Pandey’s annual Mango Party is on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 3:00p.m. in front of Essex Hall

Everyone is welcome to attend.  See attached flyer.

Although there is no fee, Dr. Pandey is accepting donations, which he personally will match, for the Word Education Foundation.

Hope to see everyone there.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Advanced NMR Workshop - June 21 and 22

Advanced NMR Workshop
Advanced Techniques, 2D NMR, and Introduction to Solid State NMR
Wednesday June 21 and Thursday June 22, 9am to noon each day

The workshop will briefly cover the physical theory behind the advanced NMR experiments but the focus will be on demonstrating the uses of these experiments and practical aspects of experimental set up.  The schedule will consist of a mixture of lectures and of hands-on sessions on the NMR spectrometers where participants will get the opportunity to set up experiments and collect data.

The topics covered include topics covered include:

  • DOSY

  • COSY


  • Differences between solution and solid state NMR
  • Solid State NMR sample preparation
  • Magic-angle spinning – MAS  (tuning the angle with KBr)

  • Cross-polarization (CP) MAS
  • Basic 1H and 13C SSNMR experiments
  • Pulse field gradients
  • Shaped Pulses

  • Selective 1D NOESY

  • PSYCHE (broadband homonuclear decoupling)

This advanced workshop is available to undergraduate, graduate students and postdocs who have already taken the Introductory NMR Workshop or who have completed the third year Spectroscopic Structure Identification course (59-330/332) (or equivalent) and who have demonstrated sufficient competence to the NMR Facility Manager. No experience in solid state NMR is required.

Enrolment is free but numbers are limited.

Registration can be done using the link below or at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry-NMR Facility webpage

To register click here

For more information, contact: 
Matthew Revington
NMR Facility Manager,
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Windsor
519-253-3000 Ext 3997

Friday, May 19, 2017

Convocation BBQ - May 31 at 4:30 p.m.

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry convocation is Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  

As always, we will be hosting a bar-b-q in front of Essex Hall starting around 4:30 p.m.  

Graduating students and their families are invited to attend, take some pictures and grab a bite to eat.

Everyone is our department is invited to attend as well. 

Please contact Marlene Bezaire if you are planning on attending; some volunteers are needed to assist with BBQ prep and cooking as well!

Congratulations to all of our graduating students!

2 Day Workshop: Introduction to Practical Aspects of Solution NMR for Chemists

2 Day Workshop: Introduction to Practical Aspects of Solution NMR for Chemists

Wednesday May 24 and Thursday May 25: 
9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day

This introductory workshop is geared toward undergraduate students, and new graduate students with limited 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 NMR users receive and will allow an opportunity to go into greater depth on many topics, therefore students who have recently started to use our NMR instruments are especially encouraged to attend. There will be an Advanced NMR Workshop offered later in the summer.

The schedule will consist of a lecture to start each day followed by hands-on learning sessions where participants will get the opportunity 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, enrolment is limited, so please register soon!

Please note that a separate Intro Workshop will be held for MMB students in July so MMB students should not register for this workshop.

To register click here

Monday, May 1, 2017

Spring 2017 UWinChem Newsletter

Spring 2017 UWinChem Newsletter 

The Spring 2017 edition of the UWinChem Newsletter is now available for download!

Click here to download!

In this issue:

John McIntosh talks about what
happened in 2016.

Our new Science Research and
Innovation Facility (SRIF)

Welcome to John Trant, Simon
Rondeau-Gagné, & Scott Mundle!

An autobiography from a pioneer
in electron paramagnetic
resonance and magnetic
resonance spectroscopy

Email: chembiohead@uwindsor.ca

Friday, April 28, 2017

Sessional Appointment – Fall 2017 Master of Medical Biotechnology Program

Sessional Appointment – Fall 2017 Master of Medical Biotechnology Program

For a direct link to this posting, click here.

Submit complete applications to Dr. Bulent Mutus by email to chembiohead@uwindsor.ca 
by Friday, May 12, 2017. 

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry intends to offer the following graduate courses during the Fall 2017 semester which might not be staffed by full-time faculty members as part of their normal teaching load. In accordance with section 54-07 of the 2014-2017 Collective Agreement, the department invites applications from suitably qualified individuals who are interested in teaching the following courses.

Biochemistry & Cell Biology – Lipids & Membranes 03-59-675-01
This course focuses on the biochemistry and cell biology of lipids and their role in cellular signaling, with a particular emphasis on the experimental basis of current knowledge. Topics covered include lipid biochemistry, membrane biophysics, the biochemistry and metabolism of small molecules such as steroids and leukotrienes, and an integrative assessment of the role of lipids and membranes in cellular processes such as protein trafficking and intracellular signaling. (Enrolment restricted to MMB students.)

Biotechnology Entrepreneurship 03-59-690-01
Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology will provide students an introduction to the complexities and unique problems facing the biotechnology industry. Students will be exposed to the topics most critical for successfully founding, financing and operating a life science company, and will be expected to perform many of the same tasks that founders would normally undertake. Discussions with life-science entrepreneurs, evaluation of existing biotechnology firms, case studies based on recent companies and hands-on work developing entrepreneurial endeavors all will be utilized. (Enrolment restricted to MMB students.) (Equivalent to 2 courses.)