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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Andrew Doxey wins first Science Excellence in Early Career Research Award

Andrew Doxey.

The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce Assistant Professor Andrew Doxey as the first recipient of the Science Excellence in Early Career Research Award (SEECRA).

Friday, June 15, 2018

Waterloo Biologist mentors local teen, the 2018 International BioGENEius Challenge winner

Brian Dixon and Sajeev Kohli.

Professor Brian Dixon hosts Sajeev Kohli in his University of Waterloo lab, guiding him on experiments and helping to promote his work to the outside world.

Last week, Sajeev Kohli, a local Waterloo teen from Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School, won the International BioGENEius Challenge, held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Key difference between humans and other mammals is skin deep, says study

Silhouette of different animals marching in single file.

While humans and other species share some of the same genetic information, new research found that humans are unique among mammals when it comes to the types and diversity of microorganisms on our skin. This difference could have implications for our health and immune systems.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Climate change broadens threat of emerald ash borer

Emerald Ash Borer

More Canadian cities will experience damage from the emerald ash borer than previously thought. As a result of climate change and fewer days of extreme cold, the beetle may eat its way further north than originally estimated.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Canada Research Chair renewed for Mark Servos

Mark Servos in the field with a student.

Mark Servos, Professor in the Department of Biology, was reappointed as Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Water Quality Protection. The award comes with continued research funding  from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Friday, May 11, 2018

Feds invest $1.2 million into Waterloo research on Nunavut fisheries

Two arctic charr.

University of Waterloo researcher Heidi Swanson is set to receive $1.2 million, over five years, from the Federal government’s $75 million Coastal Restoration Fund to perform community-partnered research. The aim of the project is to restore fish in the Coppermine River and other river systems near Kugluktuk, Nunavut.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The connection between Huntington disease and diet

Istock illustration of a brain with neurons.

Biology congratulates its newest faculty member, Dale Martin, on his latest paper.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Biology grads leave no pins standing at Bowling Night

BGSA students watching peers bowl.

The Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) hit the lanes last week with a Bowling Night at Bingeman. It was a chance for students to have some fun with both old and new students of this multi-disciplinary department. The event was well attended with over 20 students showing up have some fun and mingling with their peers.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Scientists find new source of Botox

Needle with text saying botulium toxin.

A new source of the botulinum neurotoxin was discovered by Canadian and American scientists in a strain of animal gut bacteria known as Enterococcus faecium. The neurotoxic protein is known for its paradoxical ability to remove wrinkles yet cause botulism, a potentially fatal illness associated with food poisoning.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Vaccines not protecting farmed fish from disease

Farmed salmon being vaccinated.

The vaccines used by commercial fish farmers are not protecting fish from disease, according to a new study.

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