Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chili cook off - Feb. 13, 2015

We will be having our 3rd Annual Chili Day starting at noon on Friday, February 13, 2015 (to celebrate Valentine's Day!!) in room #273 Essex Hall.

Please see the attached flyer (below) for more details.

If you are interested in bringing a pot of your famous chili, there will be a sign up sheet in the main office, Essex Hall, Room 273-1

Hope to see everyone there! 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities

Interested in doing summer research?

Most of our faculty members will be accepting undergraduates for summer research positions.  Click the link below to see our list of active researchers and their research areas:


The deadline for the NSERC USRA scholarship if Feb. 20, 2015.

For information on how to apply, click the link below:

Note: You must contact a faculty member to support you for this application!  Follow all instructions, and contact mbezaire@uwindsor.ca if you need more information.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Summer 2015 Intersession/Summer Session Job Postings in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Summer 2015 Intersession/Summer Session Job Postings

For more information, visit our Employment Opportunities web page.
  • 03-59-100 (01) – Introduction to Chemistry
  • [Distance Education] 03-59-263 (91) – Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules
  • [Distance Education] 03-59-365 (91) – Protein & Nucleic Acid Chemistry
    Per Article 54:08(a), if you have taught as a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor in any previous two years, please submit your updated CV and a written statement of interest.  If you have not taught a course here previously, please provide three letters of reference along with your application to CHEMBIOHEAD@uwindsor.ca by February 13th.  All details are included in the posting.

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: