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York scientists among world’s top two per cent of researchers

York scientists among world’s top two per cent of researchers

Twenty-six Faculty of Science researchers, including current and emeriti, are among the top two per cent most cited researchers worldwide, according to data compiled by a team at Stanford University. The impact of a researcher’s work isn’t measured solely by its findings, but by how it inspires – and advances – the work of others. […]

One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts annual meeting and lab opening ceremony

One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections hosts annual meeting and lab opening ceremony

The One Health Modelling Network for Emerging Infections, Canada's pioneering national modelling network on One Health, and the Centre of Disease Modelling (CDM) hosted their hybrid Annual Meeting 2023-2024 on February 20-21, 2024, at the inaugural CDM OMNI-RÉUNIS Lab located at York University. The event served as a platform to disseminate the collective work, research […]

Canada Research Chair renewed for Professor Steven Connor

Canada Research Chair renewed for Professor Steven Connor

Congratulations to Biology Professor Steven Connor, whose Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the Synaptic Basis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders was renewed. Connor will use his CRC to focus on investigating how specific brain proteins facilitate the transmission of information between brain cells. The research aims to further understand how those proteins influence neural circuit […]

Professor Mark Bayfield receives $900K from CIHR to study RNA-binding protein function in gene expression

Professor Mark Bayfield receives $900K from CIHR to study RNA-binding protein function in gene expression

Congratulations to Professor Mark Bayfield, Department of Biology, for receiving more than $920,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for the project “Regulation of gene expression by the La and La-related proteins.” He was one of five researchers at York to receive funding in the latest CIHR Project Grants competition – a program […]

Chemistry Professor Tao Zeng receives award from Chemical Institute of Canada

Chemistry Professor Tao Zeng receives award from Chemical Institute of Canada

Congratulations to Professor Tao (Toby) Zeng, Department of Chemistry, for receiving the 2024 Tom Ziegler Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC). Sponsored by Software for Chemistry & Materials, the award recognizes scientists residing in Canada who have made an outstanding early-career contribution to theoretical and/or computational chemistry. Zeng’s current research focuses on developing […]

$4M in NSERC grants supports scientific innovation at York

$4M in NSERC grants supports scientific innovation at York

More than 20 faculty members from York University’s Faculty of Science were collectively awarded over $4 million in Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Discovery Grants to continue advancing scientific innovation. Faculty from chemistry, physics, math, biology and other departments were represented among the recipients of grants with either one- or five-year […]

Professor Peter Backx named to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Professor Peter Backx named to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Peter Backx for being elected as a Fellow to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), considered one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community. Backx, a professor in the Department of Biology, holds the Canada Research Chair in Cardiovascular Biology. He has been at the forefront […]

Does an antimatter apple fall up or down? Scientists solve longstanding mystery

Does an antimatter apple fall up or down? Scientists solve longstanding mystery

Media Release from September 27, 2023 York University is part of an international collaboration that has resolved the enigma of whether antimatter follows the rules of gravity As Newton observed, an apple falls from the tree and hits the ground. But what would an antimatter apple do? That was the question an international collaboration with […]

Scientist receives Brain Canada grant to combine neuroscience and artificial intelligence in autism research

Scientist receives Brain Canada grant to combine neuroscience and artificial intelligence in autism research

Professor Kohitij Kar in the Department of Biology is among 28 early-career researchers who received grants valued at $100,000 from Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research program. His project will combine neuroscience and artificial intelligence (AI) studies of vision into autism research. Kar, a Canada Research Chair in Visual Neuroscience, combines machine learning […]