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Congratulations to graduate student Braden Kralt who has received the Mik Pintar Scholarship in MRI Applications. Braden Kralt is a student of Chemistry Professor Scott Taylor.
The Mik Pintar Scholarship was established by Sandra Burt in commemoration of the many contributions that Mik Pintar (Professor of Physics, 1967-2002) made to Nuclear Magnetic Research, and to the teaching and training of students at the University of Waterloo.
Chemistry Professor Juewen Liu has an article written about his research titled, "Sniffing contaminants with DNA", in the latest issue of the University of Waterloo Water Institute's newsletter Splashpad. The article describes Juewen Liu's research into using DNA as a biosensor to detect contaminants in water, in particular heavy metal ions. The full article can be read at the Water Institute's website.
The lipopeptide antibiotic daptomycin is a key drug used to treat some of the most worrisome bacterial pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus species (VRE).