Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Dr. Pandey is honoured for research in cancer therapeutics and neurodegeneration

Prof. Siyaram Pandey is to be honoured with “Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman” at the House of Lords, London UK on Sept 30, 2016 by the Non Resident Indian (NRI) Welfare Society.

The Non-Resident Indians Welfare Society (NRI Welfare Society) of India was established with the noble objective of strengthening the interaction and bonds between India and Non-Resident Indians sprawling throughout the world strongly desire to see their motherland prosper and the common man should have better resources for bringing up his family. With this aim, thousands and thousands of NRIs have shown their readiness to make investments in India.

The Society organizes, seminars, conferences and symposia on national and International levels in different parts of the world and also honours NRI men and women from various parts of the world to recognize their work.

NRI Welfare society of India is organizing the Global Indian Summit in House of Lords, London, UK on 29-30 September and 1 October, 2016.

One of the highlight of the function will be presentation of Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman at House of Lords, London, to those who have made India made Shine. These Awards will be presented to 25 Indians from all over the Globe.

Professor Pandey was nominated and has been selected for this honour for his outstanding achievements as a researcher in the area of cancer therapeutics and neurodegeneration. He will be presented with Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman on Sept 30th 2016 at the Global Indian Summit in House of Lords, London UK.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Graduate Assistant Postings - Fall 2016

Graduate Assistant Postings - Fall 2016

In accordance with Article 12:01 of the CUPE 4580 Collective Agreement the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry invites applications for GA positions for the Fall term 2016. The total number of Graduate Assistantships allocated to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry for 2016/17 is 58 GAs for a total of 8120 hours. 

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Biochemistry

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Windsor invites outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Biochemistry, commencing July 1, 2017. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has strong undergraduate and graduate programs, along with fundamental and applied research in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Currently the Department has 21 faculty and 11 support staff. Research areas include health-related biochemistry, the preparation and characterization of advanced materials, synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry, as well as solid-state chemistry. Our research programs are funded by the national granting councils (NSERC, CIHR), industrial sponsors and private funding agencies (HSFC, CRS, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Seeds4Hope Foundation, etc.). We have two Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs among our talented contingent of faculty. Our department is also home to the Center for Catalysis and Materials Research (CCMR) and actively participates in the Windsor Cancer Research Group. http://www.uwindsor.ca/chemistry

To ensure full consideration, complete an online application at 


and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of November 1, 2016

Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointment committee.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

A farewell to Dr. Boffa!

A farewell to Dr. Boffa!

Dr. Michael Boffa has been a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry since July of 2008.  As of July 1, 2016, Dr. Boffa has taken up a position in the Department of Biochemistry at Western University.  Over the past eight years, Dr. Boffa developed into a first rate researcher, becoming a world renowned expert in elucidating the physiological and pathophysiological roles of thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI).  He was very successful in attracting research funding from NSERC, HSFO, and the Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation.  Dr Boffa also was able to build a research group composed of a cadre of very enthusiastic and accomplished undergraduate and graduate students. Michael is an excellent teacher/mentor and his service to the Department and the University was unparalleled.  We are very sorry to see him go!

Michael, a heathy farewell and best wishes for continued success at Western!

On behalf of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UWindsor,

Bulent Mutus, Ph.D.
Head of Chemistry and Biochemistry

MMB Seminar Series - Luis G Villa-Diaz (Oakland University) - Jul. 12, 2016

MMB Seminar Series
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
TOPIC: “Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC) self-renewal capabilities and their applications”
Luis G Villa-Diaz,
DVM, MAppSc, PhD Assistant Professor,
Biological Sciences Department,
Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA.

Time, Date and Place:
10:35 AM – 11:25 AM, July 12, 2016 (Tuesday)
Odette Building, Room #112
~~~A Warm Welcome to Everyone~~~