Saturday, April 22, 2017

Undergraduate Research Lunch - April 24, 2017 12-2pm

Undergraduate Research Lunch - April 24, 2017 12-2pm

The UWindsor Undergraduate Chem Club is offering a free lunch with research
professors in order to discuss and present areas of research in the department!

Chemistry and Biochemistry students are invited to come meet professors and
potentially discuss research possibilities and look for volunteer/research opportunities!


Come learn about research within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and look for volunteer, research, and 410 project opportunities!

FINAL SCHEDULES - 59-410 4th Year Research Thesis Symposium - Apr. 25 & 26, 2017

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s 4th Year Research Thesis Symposium

Tues. April 25 and Wed. April 26, 2017
186 Essex Hall
8:55 am - 4:00 pm each day

Undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, friends and family are all welcome!

The final schedule is below! (revision on Apr. 23/17, 11:40 AM)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Registration deadline for ChemiConn - This Week!

Dear faculty and graduate students,

The inaugural ChemiConn networking event is fast approaching.  It is a day for researching faculty and students to meet and interact with industry professionals right here on campus.  Registration for the event is FREE and is open until Friday, April 14th.  Registration is limited to 80 people, so please do so ASAP to ensure you do not miss out.

Registration along with more details about the event can be found here:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ChemProm2017 - Friday April 28, 2017

It's that time of year again... the biggest annual gala for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry....

The Chem Club Presents:
Fri. April 28, 2017

Salon A @ Ciociaro Club
Doors open @ 6:00pm
Dinner @ 7:00pm
Tickets $40

See Cody Caba, Chris O'Keefe, or the Chemistry Main Office for tickets

Chemistry & Biochemistry Students Win Society for Chemical Industry Merit Awards

Chemistry & Biochemistry Students Win Society for Chemical Industry Merit Awards

Congratulations to Brittany Ives (third from left in above picture) and Paul Meister, who were the 2017 recipients of the Society for the Chemical Industry Merit Award which is given to students with the highest standing in 4th Year Honours Chemistry and Honours Biochemistry.  The awards were presented at the CIC/SCI Awards Dinner in Toronto, on April 30, 2017.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

C&B grad student wins the Three Minute Thesis Competition

C&B grad student wins the Three Minute Thesis Competition

A big congratulations to Travis DeWolfe, (M.Sc. student in the Gauld group) for winning the Three Minute Thesis competition today.  Travis will be in the Finals at Waterloo University.  Good luck Travis.

C&B grad students have won this event 3 out of the 5 years the 3MT competition has been in existence on the UWindsor campus.

Read a story about the 3MT competition here:

Friday, March 24, 2017

Students claim prizes at chemistry conference

Students claim prizes at chemistry conference

Professor Stephen Loeb congratulates prize-winning chemistry students Mitchell DiPasquale and Jacqueline Gemus.

Two UWindsor students received honours at the Southern Ontario Undergraduate Chemistry Conference, March 18 at York University.

Jacqueline Gemus, a student in professor Rob Schurko’s research group, won first prize in physical chemistry.

Dr. Schurko says Gemus’ main area of interest is the mechanochemical synthesis of porous framework materials known as zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIFs) and the use of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance to monitor the formation of these amazing framework materials.

“Jacqueline has made a wide array of new materials, and this work will be the first that describes ZIFs with mixed linker ligands which are simply made by vigorous grinding — a great example of ‘green chemistry,’ which uses no solvents and produces high yields of the final materials,” says Schurko.

Mitchell DiPasquale, a student from the laboratory of Bulent Mutus, head of chemistry and biochemistry, claimed second place in bio/medicinal chemistry.

Dr. Mutus calls DiPasquale an amazing undergraduate student who has excelled in protein chemistry research and has single-handedly explored the role of a repeating set of amino acids in the enzyme that produces sulfide in the human body.

“His research has, for the first time, shown that this amino acid motif plays a role in the regulation of sulfide production, as well as being responsible for a totally new previously undiscovered activity for this enzyme,” he says.

The University of Windsor was represented at the colloquium by a contingent of 14 undergraduate students from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. A total of 127 presentations by students represented every university in southern Ontario, plus Laurentian and Nipissing.

See the original story at: