Meeting Report from the International Society for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Cell & Systems Biology was glad to support the 5th Annual Meeting of The International Society for Neurodegenerative Diseases on December 18th and 19th, 2020. The virtual conference hosted recognized experts in the field of neurodegenerative diseases, and covered topics ranging from biochemical…

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Collaboration is key at CSB’s aquatic research facility

Amanda Miles’ PhD studies in Prof Vince Tropepe’s lab focus on the development, maintenance, and degeneration of the retina. “The eye is extremely complex; if you stop and think about how your eye develops properly and what allows you to see the vast wonders surrounding you- it’s incredible!…

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CSB Year in Review: Top Stories of 2020

As the year comes to a close, we look back on the achievements of students, staff, and faculty in the Cell and Systems Biology Department. Here are some of the top CSB stories of 2020. Research discoveries in CSB In 2020, researchers in the Cells and Systems Biology Department made strides with…

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In Memoriam: Professor Stephen Tobe leaves legacy through mentorship and research in arthropod endocrinology

We are sad to share news of the passing of Professor Emeritus Stephen Tobe. He was a world traveller and world-renowned researcher in arthropod endocrinology, specifically the regulation of juvenile hormone biosynthesis by microRNAs and neuropeptides called allatostatins. CSB's own Professor Chris…

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Alan Moses decodes and remodulates proteins to earn Canada Research Chair

Professor Alan Moses of Cell & Systems Biology is at the forefront of data science in cracking the lingering mysteries underlying the function of protein molecules. He has been renewed for his position as Canada Research Chair (CRC), recognizing that he will be leading further advances in his…

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CSB Graduate Students gather online to raise funds for the Christmas Wish Toy Drive

Graduate students at Cell & Systems Biology have spent this challenging year working from home since March and taking distanced shifts in the lab since July. On December 11th, they gathered online to see each other, to spread some holiday cheer and to raise money through the CSBGU Raffle. They…

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Health and Safety is Front and Centre in Award for Lisa Matchett from USW 1998

Gentle reminders and firm requirements are the ways Lisa Matchett keeps our labs and offices safe. For her actions on Health and Safety, she has earned the 2020 Health and Safety Award from United Steelworkers Local 1998. This award recognizes the outstanding performance of a U of T staff member in…

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Collaboration and Innovation by Prof Nicholas Provart earns a Highly Cited Researcher award

Nicholas J Provart, CSB Professor and Chair, has earned a Highly Cited Researcher award for 2020 from Clarivate Web of Science. His publications in journals including Science, Nature and Plant Cell were in the top 1% by citations world-wide for the field of Plant & Animal Science. Provart is…

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Splicing and remixing coded cellular messages reveals new controls on nervous system development.

The Calarco lab in Cell & Systems Biology at U of T has unveiled the signals that direct how RNA messages are remixed within the diverse organs of an animal in a new publication “Global regulatory features of alternative splicing across tissues and within the nervous system of C. elegans”. When…

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Alumna Manal Siddiqui receives Arbor Award for her dedicated mentorship of CSB and HMB students

It is always a joy to see our alumni return to guide current students. One of our alumna, Manal Siddiqui (BSc, Vic 0T6) has received a 2020 Arbor Award for being a dedicated mentor to students in CSB and in the Human Biology (HMB) Program. Siddiqui was an HMB student and conducted research in…

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