About the Department of Biochemistry

The Department of Biochemistry was founded in 1967 and its first head was Dr. L.A.W. Feltham.  We've grown from small beginings to a group of faculty, staff, and students that number well over 300 for Fall 2016.  Our faculty are active in teaching, research, and comittee work as well as collegial activities across campus and indeed around the world.  Many of our students have earned scholarhips and other awards for their high academic achievement.  Our small group of staff are noted for their dedication to the department - many have been here in this department for most or all of their university career.

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Changes in Course Offerings for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Semesters

There are changes to our course offerings in the upcoming academic year as a result of the announcement that teaching will take place remotely for the Fall semester. You can find a full list of course offerings and related program information here.

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Free copy of Webinar - 4th Annual Faith Elizabeth Winifred (Rusted) Bayley Nutrition Lecture

Speaker: Catherine J. Field, PhD RD, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Science, University of Alberta

Dr. Field gave the fourth annual Faith Elizabeth Winifred (Rusted) Bayley Nutrition Lecture on May 15 at Memorial.  This presentation is now available as a recorded webinar available for free until July 5, 2018.  The presentation can be accessed here - https://cns-scn.ca/education-portal/view/part-1-of-2-can-we-help-new-moms-eat-better-to-help-prevent-allergies-in-their-babies


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Convocation Spring 2018

On May 30, 2018 we held our Convocation event and said goodbye to 22 B. Sc. (Honours) graduates, 44 B.Sc. graduates, and 21 graduates from other departments with Minors in Biochemistry. Maaran Suntharamoorthy received a Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science and Alaa Al-Jaroudi, Welaa, Al-Jaroudi, Scott Bray, and Julia Chalker all received a M.Sc. in Biochemistry.

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