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Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry students showcase their research at provincial conference

Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry students showcase their research at provincial conference

Undergraduate students from this year’s CHEM4000 and BCHM4000 Research Project Course travelled to Western University on Saturday, April 6 to present their senior thesis projects at the 52nd Southwestern Ontario Undergraduate Chemistry Conference. York’s Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate students Juan Valencia (Wilson Lab), Arman Parham (VandenBoer Lab), Kristina Gremi (Hili Lab), Samin Tavokoli (Johnson Lab), […]

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 […]

Gerald Audette elected VP of American Crystallographic Association

Gerald Audette elected VP of American Crystallographic Association

Congratulations to Chemistry Professor Gerald Audette for being elected as vice president (and president-elect) of the American Crystallographic Association (ACA). The ACA’s mission is to promote and preserve crystallography, structural science, and allied disciplines, and to support students, young scientists, and established researchers in the structural sciences. Crystallography is relevant to scientists dealing with molecules, […]

Amro Zayed earns award for postdoctoral mentorship excellence

Amro Zayed earns award for postdoctoral mentorship excellence

Congratulations to Faculty of Science Professor Amro Zayed, who was one of two faculty members honoured by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) with the Postdoctoral Supervisor Award during an FGS council meeting on Dec. 7. The award is presented annually to a faculty member in any department and program at York who demonstrates exemplary […]

Professor wins Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award

Professor wins Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award

Bill Kim, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has received the 2023 Petro-Canada Emerging Innovator Award to support his cutting-edge biological chemistry and genome editing research program. While point mutations in DNA, caused by replication errors or environmental damage, are found in clinical samples from cancer patients, the role of most mutations in […]

Collaborative project on global climate modelling wins prestigious supercomputing award

Collaborative project on global climate modelling wins prestigious supercomputing award

Miles Couchman, a York University assistant professor in applied mathematics, Faculty of Science, is part of an international research collaboration featuring a multidisciplinary network of researchers – including applied mathematicians and mechanical, civil and environmental engineers – that has been been awarded a highly competitive 2024 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment […]

Professor receives patent to improve AI machine learning

Professor receives patent to improve AI machine learning

Steven Xiaogang Wang, a professor in York University’s Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the Faculty of Science, and a member of the Laboratory of Mathematical Parallel Systems, has had a U.S. patent approved for an algorithm that will reduce the training time of artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning (ML). The patent, titled “Parallel Residual […]

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 […]

Professor receives $780,000 in CIHR funding

Professor receives $780,000 in CIHR funding

Professor and York University Research Chair Chun Peng received $780,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to fund a new project associated with her ongoing research into pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy disorder with a profound impact on maternal and fetal health. The grant funds a project titled “NLRC5 isoforms in placental development and pathogenesis […]

Students receive summer research conference awards

Students receive summer research conference awards

At the Faculty of Science’s annual undergraduate summer research conference, students received awards in recognition of oral and poster presentations they gave on summer projects they worked on. More than 60 students from the Faculties of Science, Health, and Environmental & Urban Change attended the Faculty of Science Summer 2023 Undergraduate Research Conference to present […]