2022 SYNBIOMICS Annual General Meeting

The next SYNBIOMICS Annual General Meeting will be held at the University of British Columbia on August 8, 2022 in Vancouver, Canada. Session 1: Anaerobic Treatment of Wastewater at Pulp and Paper Mills (Elizabeth Edwards) Presenters: Torsten Meyer, Camilla Nesbø, Ivy Yang (University of Toronto) Session 2: Protein Target Production (Adrian Tsang) Presenters: Annie Bellemare (Concordia University) Session 3: Enzyme … Read More

6th Symposium on Bi­o­tech­no­logy Ap­plied to Ligno­cel­lu­loses

Professor Emma Master (University of Toronto) and Professor Jack Saddler (University of British Columbia) are hosting the 6th Symposium on Biotechnology Applied to Lignocelluloses in Vancouver, British Columbia on August 10-12, 2022. LignoBiotech 2022 brings the symposium to North America for the first time. Fittingly, the symposium will be held in Canada which has a long history in valorizing its … Read More

Opportunity (at UBC): Research Associate in Carbohydrate-Active Metalloenzymes

A position is available for a highly motivated and skilled Research Associate (RA, post-Ph.D.) to take a leading role in a project on the characterization of copper-containing enzymes in carbohydrate modification. The position will be held within the Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), under the supervision of Prof. Harry Brumer. The successful applicant must … Read More

Gordon Research Conference – Molecular Interfaces and Assemblies that Drive CAZyme Action

Professor Emma Master is chairing the Gordon Research Conference on Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes for Glycan Conversions with a focus on the Molecular Interfaces and Assemblies that Drive CAZyme Action. July 21 – 26, 2019. See https://www.grc.org/carbohydrate-active-enzymes-for-glycan-conversions-conference/2019/ for more details. Conference description: Carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes) transform diverse polysaccharides to renewable fuels, biochemicals, and bio-based materials, and are essential to the digestion of … Read More

Paper, not plastic: Leveraging microbial genes to make greener materials

by Tyler Irving: http://news.engineering.utoronto.ca/paper-not-plastic-leveraging-microbial-genes-make-greener-materials/ Paper, not plastic: Leveraging microbial genes to make greener materials Maryam Arefmanesh (ChemE PhD candidate) and Thu Vuong, a postdoctoral fellow in Professor Emma Master’s lab, examine a protein gel showing enzymes cultured from microorganisms that degrade wood. By studying these enzymes, the team hopes to develop new materials from trees that could replace those made … Read More

Genome Canada’s 2015 Large-Scale Applied Research Project grant

Project Leads Emma Master & Harry Brumer  has been awarded one of 13 Genome Canada Large-Scale Applied Research Project grants for a project entitled “SYNBIOMICS: Functional genomics and techno-economic models for advanced biopolymer synthesis“. Professor Master from the University of Toronto and Brumer from the University of British Columbia are leading a tam that includes Elizabeth Edwards from the University … Read More