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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Manipulating microbes: Biology grad student joins research team’s efforts to turn a microbe into a genome engineering tool

Ola Matysiakiewicz holding a flask in the lab.

Byline: Emilie Spasov, Biology MSc. student

Sometimes life gives you unexpected opportunities. For University of Waterloo grad student Ola Matysiakiewicz, that opportunity was the chance to work on engineering a bacterium’s genome.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Waterloo study reveals evidence that the universe is a hologram

A new infrared image from NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer shows a cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars.Credit: NASA

A new infrared image from NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer shows a cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars. Credit: NASA.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Inaugural GeoFLEX demonstration a success

Sarah Griffith shown how to use ground penetrating radar by Dylan Klazinga.

Members of the University of Waterloo’s Geophysical Society (UWGS) introduced classmates to the power of remote geophysical exploration this week, demonstrating two commonly used techniques – electromagnetic induction (EMI) and ground penetrating radar (GPR) – on a section of green space between SLC and M3.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Waterloo’s winning iGEM team recruiting for the 2017 competition

iGEM logo

There’s nothing like a winning tradition. Last year’s Gold Medal standing at the 2016 International Jamboree was Waterloo’s fourth straight annual win at a competition that attracts more than 270 teams from 42 countries.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Under the microscope: Catching up with Velocity Science co-op Sabrina Ibrahimi

Velocity Science co-op Sabrina talks to a group in a lab

Each term, Velocity rounds out its team with three co-op students who play an important role in supporting science, marketing, and events functions. Sabrina Ibrahimi was Velocity’s first ever Science Assistant in Fall 2016.