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Dr. Alexey Onufriev - Simple Approaches to Complex Biology


The Panchenko Lab is thrilled to host Dr. Alexey Onufriev from the Departments of Computer Science and Physics @ Virginia Tech.

Title:  Simple Approaches to Complex Biology

When: Tuesday May 24, 2022 @ 11am.

Where: Botterell Hall, Room B139 (Basement). 18 Stuart St, Queen’s University

 Dr Onufriev will discuss simple theoretical/computational approaches that may be robust enough to provide insights into complex phenomena that involve bio-macromolecules, focussing on two biological puzzles:

1.     How is gene expression modulated at the nucleosome level?  

2.      How does myoglobin work?

 Please join us for his fascinating talk!


CIHR Graduate Awards!

Congratulations to DPMM students Emily Cohen & Nicole Espinosa in the Cottrell lab and Sanathan Sadh in the Rauh lab on receiving CIHR CGS-M (Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s program) scholarships to purse their MSc research. Wonderful to see your hard work recognized!

Congratulations to Fateme Babaha in the Lillicrap lab for the CIHR Vanier Award!

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) program was launched  in 2008 to strengthen Canada’s ability to attract and retain the world’s top doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning.

Dr. Panchenko

New funding for innovative health sciences research


Five Queen’s research programs will receive $250,000 each, including four collaborative projects featuring QHS researchers:

    The genetic and epigenetic origins of cancer are the root of a program led by Anna Panchenko (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) and Maria Aristizabal (Biology). The team will investigate the role of mutations in histone genes in the genesis of cancer using an integrative in silicon in vivo platform. Histones are proteins that help form the structure of chromosomes and might have the potential to be used as diagnostic biomarkers or targets for therapeutic intervention.

Cutting-edge health sciences projects played a starring role in attracting $3M in new research funding to Queen’s.

Queen’s Health Sciences researchers are responsible for over half of the university’s projects selected as part of the Government of Canada’s investment to support high-risk, high-reward research through the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Exploration and Research in a Pandemic Context streams.

MedLab Professionals Week

MedLab Professionals Week

2022 April 11th-14th is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week!

These are hybrid inperson (Dietary 2 classroom A and B) and Zoom videoconference sesions being held throughout the week.