October 16, 2017

Ride for Dad Summit in Whitehorse

Oleg attended Ride for Dad Research Summit in Whitehorse.  Ride for Dad is Canadawide organization of motorcycle riders who raise funds for prostate cancer research.  The event brought together the researchers funded by Ride for Dad and riders from all over the country. The warm hospitality of our Whitehorse hosts, the amazing group of people that came together at this meeting, and the breathtaking beauty of Yukon made it an unforgettable experience. 

In the photo: The researchers and the organization leaders at the President's dinner. Garry Janz who started the Ride almost two decades ago is the third from the left. Since 2000, Ride for Dad donated 25 million dollars to prostate cancer research. Below: Yukon landscapes. I can't imagine that anybody who has visited Yukon once does not dream of coming back. 

September 1, 2017

New lab members

Jaala Patry and Tamanna Anwar have joined the lab. After completing her undergraduate research project in the lab, Jaala decided to continue her studies as a M.Sc. student. Tamanna is a visiting postdoctoral fellow from India, supported by the Shastri Institute Indo-Canadian fellowship. Welcome to the lab, Jaala and Tamanna!

June 18, 2017

We receive a grant from Ride for Dad - Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation.

We have received a new  grant from Telus Ride for Dad and Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation to continue our studies of the role of copper transport proteins in prostate cancer response to platinum based chemotherapy.
 
On the annual Ride day, the skies were stormy, but the spirits were high and the engines roared. Thank you, Saskatchewan motorcycle riders, for your great work raising funds for prostate cancer research!
Photo credits: Mark Villani/CTV Saskatoon
 

April 20, 2017

We receive funding from NSERC.

We have received a five-year Discovery grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to study regulation of human copper transport proteins. Some of the work for this project is conducted at the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility at the Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Center shown in the photo.

April 10, 2017

Laura Wu and Mars Zhao join the lab for summer research projects.

Laura Wu and Mars Zhao received Undergraduate Summer Research Awards from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). 

Welcome to the lab, Laura and Mars!

March 1, 2017

Top 10 reasons to work for the University of Saskatchewan

Reason #10: The coolest campus commute this side of Siberia

December 5, 2016

Corey Yu defends his Ph.D. thesis

Corey Yu has succesfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Dynamics and Interactions of Metal-Binding Domains in the Function of Wilson Disease Protein"Corey started in the lab in 2009 as an undergraduate student and decided to stay  for Master's, which then became a Ph.D. project. Congratulations, Corey, and good luck with your postdoctoral studies at the University of Texas!

December 1, 2016

Today is Colonel Flagg's birthday!

On this day in 1973, Colonel Samuel Flagg was born. Colonel, Sir, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve with you. We will never forget your words of organizational wisdom: 

"Nobody can get the truth out of me because even I don't know what it is. I keep myself in a constant state of utter confusion."

September 21, 2016

Daryna Kulik defends her M.Sc. thesis

Daryna Kulik successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis "Conversion of the ATP synthase subunit into a hydrophilic pore". Daryna graduated from Minsk State University in the Republic of Belarus, and joined the lab as a graduate student in September 2013. Congratulations, Daryna!

August 27, 2016

Corey and Oleg went to ICMRBS XXVII.

Corey and Oleg presented our work on the nanobodies and dynamics of the metal-binding domains of Wilson disease protein at the 27th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems in Kyoto, Japan (August 21-26). A memorable meeting in a beautiful city!

June 29, 2016

New funding from Telus Ride for Dad and Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation

We have received funding from Telus Ride for Dad and Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation to study the role of copper transport proteins in prostate cancer sensitivity to platinum based chemotherapy. In the photo,  Corey receives the check from Vince Streukens, Saskatoon Ride Captain. This year, Saskatchewan chapter of Ride for Dad foundation raised more than $200,000 for prostate cancer research!

June 27, 2016

Back to school: SAXS+NMR=...

Oleg attended a week-long course on small angle X-ray scattering in biology (BioSAXS) at the Advanced Photon Source  (pictured) at Argonne National Laboratory. A very useful and rather underused method for studies of multidomain proteins and protein complexes! I hope we can do SAXS at  Canadian Light Source some day!

June 24, 2016

Shucks! Now, mind the gap!

June 18, 2016

The lab members join a team of cancer survivors and supporters for a dragon boat race.

Two of our lab members joined "It is always something"  team of cancer survivors and their supporters for a day of dragon boat racing on lake Wingra in Madison, WI. Don't ask how we did, but it was a lot of fun! Amazing organization and a great way to bring together people who beat cancer and those whose lives were touched by its shadow.

April 15, 2016

Dzmitriy Turavets defends his M.Sc. thesis.

Dzmitriy Turavets successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis "Structural and Functional Characterization of the Putative Pineal ATPase PINA". Dzmitriy graduated from Minsk State University in the Republic of Belarus, and joined the lab as a graduate student in September 2013. Congratulations, Dzmitriy!