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Summer Symposium 2012

The 2nd Annual Biochemistry Summer Symposium, held on August 17, 2012, showcased the work of 8 graduate students with oral presentations and 8 undergraduate students with poster presentations. We had a total of 45 registrants this year and welcomed Dr. George van der Merwe from the University of Guelph as the Keynote Speaker. All the presentations were excellent and stimulated a great deal of interesting scientific discussions and interactions throughout the day.

Students were awarded prizes based on their excellent presentations as judged by faculty and postdoctoral fellows (graduate presentations) and graduate students (undergraduate presentations). Awards were provided by Life Technologies (Invitrogen).

Shamara Alexander with her Research Poster

Poster Awards:

1st ($100): Shamara Alexander (Christian lab)

2nd ($50): Rafael Tiveron (Christian lab)

3rd: Brad Feltham (Cheema lab)

Craig Ayre (left) enjoying the Symposium along with members of the Christian Laboratory

Oral Presentations:

1st ($100): Craig Ayre (Christian lab)

2nd ($50): Kayode Balogun (Cheema lab)

3rd: Nicole Smith (Christian lab)

Congratulations to all!

Thanks go to the Biochemistry Graduate Student Society, Dr. S. Christian, and Dr. R. Brown for organizing the event, and to the following sponsors: Department of Biochemistry, CIHR Delegate Fund, Graduate Students' Union, School of Graduate Studies, The Office of the Vice President (Academic), The Office of the Vice President (Research), Affymetrix and Life Technologies, whose support helped bring the event to fruition.

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