News archive - 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

2020 Waterloo iGEM team wins gold with a project to recover heavy metals from wastewater

The Waterloo iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team has been recognized with a number of awards this year at the annual competition. In addition to receiving Gold standing, their project also received the award for best Manufacturing Project at the undergraduate level, it was also nominated for the iGEM Inclusivity Award and the Best Wiki Award!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Pesticide deadly to bees now easily detected in honey

Close up of bees producing honey.

A common insecticide that is a major hazard for honeybees is now effectively detected in honey, thanks to a simple new method.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Two Waterloo Science researchers awarded infrastructure funding for COVID research

Professor Emeritus Gary Dmitrienko from the Department of Chemistry and Professor Mark Servos from the Department of Biology and have been awarded research infrastructure grants to support their COVID-19 research.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Learning through osmosis – Training the next generation of genome scientists

Empty research lab.

When the first complete genetic blueprint for human beings was completed in 2003, the door opened to major advances in the fields of medicine, biotechnology and the life sciences. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Waterloo celebrates excellence in teaching and research

The University of Waterloo honoured 125 educators and researchers who have received the President’s Excellence in Teaching and Research awards 2020 in an online celebration that recognized their contributions to the Waterloo community and beyond.

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