Research Day Abstract Booklet and Winners

Hello biochemistry students!

You may now consult the Abstract Booklet from last week’s Biochemistry Graduate Research Day! The judges for this year’s event were Drs. David Thomas, Philip Branton, Jerry Pelletier and Alain Nepveu. After two rounds of judging, the winners of the poster presentations are as follows:

1st place: Janice Reimer – Crystal structures of the initiation module of a formylating nonribosomal peptide synthetase show its elegant synthetic cycle

2nd place: Shane J. Caldwell – Antibiotic binding drives catalytic activation of aminoglycoside kinase APH(2”)-Ia

3rd and 4th place: Valerie Vinette and David Papadopoli

The first and second place winners each received a 1,500$ international travel award from the department. Congratulations!

Thank you to all participants, judges and attendees!