We celebrate many birthdays throughout the year, but this month was Yaser's turn. Happy birthday, Yaser! We are glad to know you as a group member, colleague and friend.
Unstoppable Roy received the Best Undergraduate Poster Award at the Manitoba Materials Conference on May 9th, 2023. Well deserved, Roy! You are on a roll.
Michael was awarded the Best Poster Prize in Analytical Chemistry at the Western Canada Undergraduate Research Conference. Congratulations, Michael!
Congratulations, Roy! Roy won a Best Oral Presentation Award in the Analytical Chemistry Category at the Western Canada Undergraduate Research Conference in Edmonton in May 2023.
Roy and Michael attended the Western Canada Undergraduate Research Conference in Edmonton and brought home two first prizes.
Dhesmon pitched our drug susceptibility detection technology at the Faculty of Science Innovation Showcase and 3K Pitch competition.
Congratulations to Yaser and Dhesmon! Their manuscript “Rapid and Inexpensive Voltammetric Detection of Ochratoxin A in Wheat Matrices” has been accepted in Bioelectrochemistry.
Mengzhen is off to a great start and received a two-year University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF). Well done and well deserved!
We are excited to welcome Mengzhen Lyu as a PhD student to our team. Mengzhen holds an MSc degree in electroanalytical chemistry from Qingdao University in China, and will be working on the electrochemical detection of cancer and chemoresistance.
We are celebrating today, as Sabine has been granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor after four years at the University of Manitoba. Here is to many more productive and successful years!
Dr Sabine Kuss has been named as a WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.
This recognition is special, because it’s an opportunity to send a message to young female scientists and leaders that possibilities are endless.
Congratulations to Ana Carolina and Dhesmon for the acceptance of their review paper "Green Synthesis of electroactive nanomaterials using plant-derived natural products" in the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry. This paper discusses the combination of the outstanding physicochemical properties of nanomaterials with the eco-friendly and cost-effective features of green synthetic routes.
Sabine is the recipient of a 2022 University of Manitoba Faculty Association Teaching Merit Award which recognizes her innovative teaching initiatives in analytical chemistry and meritorious teaching.
Luma, Dhesmon and Muhammad are celebrating this week, as their paper "Electrochemical Quantification of Tobramycin Retention in Pseudomonas aeruginosa as Antimicrobial Susceptibility
Indicator" was accepted for publication in Analytical Chemistry.
Congratulations to Annie, who won 3rd prize in the Faculty of Science Undergraduate Summer Research Thesis Competition. Well done and well deserved.
Congrats to Nikita, Nafisa and Vikram! Their paper "Single Cell Scanning Photo-electrochemical Microscopy using Micro-Optical-Ring Electrodes" was just accepted for publication in Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
After 2.5 highly productive and fun years, we are saying goodbye to Vikram, who is taking on a second postdoc position at McGill University. All the best, Vikram!
Wonderful news for Luma, who is the recipient of the 2022 Bert and Lee Friesen Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry, which recognizes excellence in research and academic achievements.
What a year for Nikita, who just won another scholarship. The Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Completion Scholarship is based on her excellent dissertation proposal.
Sabine is the recipient of the 2022 Falconer Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award in the Applied Science category. A big thanks goes to all students and researchers involved in our team over the last years.
Luma, Shubhneet, Nikita, Melak, Dhesmon and Sabine attended the 241st ECS Meeting in Vancouver. Congrats on their successful oral and poster presentations.
Sabine received a 2022 Student's Teacher Recognition award by the University of Manitoba Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.
Congrats Nikita, who was awarded a Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS-D) by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This is a wonderful recognition of Nikita's hard work and achievements and we are proud to have her as a member in our team.
Congrats to Shubhneet, who was selected for The Jack Prior Memorial Undergraduate Summer Research Prize 2022. Another great example that hard work usually pays off. Well done and well-deserved!
Anantjot and Armaandeep won gold medals at the annual Manitoba Schools Science Symposium and were designated as provincial delegates to advance onto the Canada Wide Science Fair. Congratulations to both!
We welcome Annie Jiang, Justin Liba, Ali Kandil, Roy Daou and Michael Zarychta as new group members! Michael received an NSERC Undergraduate Research Award, Justin, Annie and Roy were selected for Undergraduate Research awards from UofM, and Ali is the recipient of a Phil Hultin Award. Congrats to all on these prestigious recognition!
Congrats to Melak and Vikram on the publication of their manuscript in Electroanalysis!
Congratulations to Alon, Luma and Vikram on the publication of our recent paper "Pharma-molecule transport across bacterial membranes; detection and quantification approaches by electrochemistry and bioanalytical methods" in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. This paper reports the quantitative monitoring of pharma-molecule transport in bacteria to investigate the relationship between membrane transport and antibiotic resistance. Well done all!
The article can be found here.
Congratulations to our recent graduate Rafiqul, who submitted his MSc thesis and successfully defended his work. Rafiqul has already accepted a job offer from a local company in Winnipeg as Junior Researcher. We wish Rafiqul all the best for his future career.
Congratualtions to Muhammad, who received one of the 2021 USRAs. Muhammad will join us this summer to work on the detection of antibiotic resistance by electrochemistry.
We are welcoming Shubhneet to the group this summer, who received one of the prestigious URAs in 2021. Shubhneet will work on the detection of cytochrome c oxidase deficiency by electrochemistry.
Congratulations to Nafisa, who will join our group this summer as an NSERC Research Student. Nafisa is currently in her first year in chemistry/biochemistry.
Dr Kuss received the 2020 Faculty of Science Early Career Research Excellence Award at the University of Manitoba. Members from the Department were well represented at this year's Faculty of Science Awards. Other awards went to Jennifer van Wijngaarden (Innovation in Teaching Award), David Herbert (Outreach Award), John Sorensen (Established Researcher Best Mentor Award), Georg Schreckenbach (Established Career Research Excellence Award)
Dr Kuss has been awarded funding by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Research Manitoba. This $260,000 funding will be used to upgrade our SECM into a Scanning Photoelectrochemical Microscope (SPECM) in 2021.
Congrats, Karishma! She was awarded the 2020 Philip Hultin Pedagogy Award, which she will use to implement electroanalytical chemistry to the second year chemistry curriculum at UofM. Welcome to the group and we can't wait to work with you.
Alon Golubchik! Congratulations and we are looking forward to welcoming you to the group. This is a great and well-deserved achievement. Alon will be working on the detection of drug resistance in bacteria.
Well done, Simran, who received a 2020 Summer Faculty of Science Award (USRA). Simran will continue his work with us in collaboration with Dr Denice Bay from the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
Congratulations to Aishat and Huy! Both were awarded one of only 70 University of Manitoba Undergraduate Research awards (URA) for summer 2020.
Congrats to Rafiqul and Huy, who just published their first review paper! This publication is about an increasingly important approach to study and detect drug resistance. Click here to access the paper.
We are excited to strengthen our collaboration with the faculty of medicine (especially Dr Mark Nachtigal) with new awarded funding through a University Collaborative Research Program grant. This funding will support our research on drug resistance in ovarian cancer.
This term we are welcoming our new graduate student Nikita Thomas to the group, as well as Dr Vikram Singh. Nikita will work on Scanning Photoelectrochemical Microscopy and its application to biological samples. Vikram is an expert in SECM already and will work on the advancement of the instrument and quantitative approaches for biological SECM studies.
Huy and Rafiqul visited the Gordon Research Conference for Electrochemistry in January in Venture, California, to present and discuss their research with leaders in our field. Well done, both!
Huy and Sabine conducted research at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) during the reading week in November. Huy received training in the research group of Dr Lior Sepunaru at UCSB in the technique of impact chemistry, a quantitative electrochemical method soon to be used in the Chemistry Department at UofM. Many thanks to Lior and his team for the excellent training and welcome.
Congratulations to Huy, who won the Best Poster Prize during the Faculty of Science Poster Competition 2019 in the category Physical and Computational Sciences.
Our very own Scanning Electrochemical Microscope (SECM) arrived at the Parker Building. Manufactured by HEKA Instruments (Harvard Bioscience) and funded through an NSERC-RTI grant, this instrument will support our research on drug resistance and cancer development.
Dr Sabine Kuss was awarded the Early Career Analytical Electrochemistry Prize 2019 by the International Society of Electrochemistry in recognition of her achievements in analytical electrochemistry. What an honor!
Antibiotic resistance has become a global problem and various national and international health organizations have called for the urgent development of new treatment and diagnostic strategies.
Our lab is developing tools to diagnose antibiotic drug resistance quickly and cost efficient at the point of care. This research has now been recognized with additional funding by Research Manitoba to accelerate our progress towards personalized care.
Congratulations to Faride, who won one of three University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships in 2019. This award recognizes demonstrated superior intellectual abilities and academic accomplishments.
We also congratulate Dmitry Vrublevskiy (Bieringer group) and Jonas Nguyen (C. Kuss group). Well done all!
Congratulations to Rafiqul for presenting his first poster entitled "Electrochemical Characterization of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Hybrids" at the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition 2019 in Quebec City. Well done!
We congratulate Faride, Rafiqul, and Jonas for successfully completing their annual progress review and welcome our undergraduate researchers for this summer.
Dr Kuss received one of the first New Frontiers in Research Funds, awarded by the Canada Research Coordinating Committee. This funding will give us a running start in our endeavor to combat antibiotic resistance. Find more information here and see the related available postdoc position under "openings".
Congrats to Faride for presenting her first poster after only 4 months of work in our group. Faride presented her poster entitled "Fabrication and Electrochemical Characterization of Micro-Optical-Ring Electrodes (MOREs)" at the Manitoba Materials Conference 2019 and will next bring her poster to the Canadian Chemistry Conference in Quebec City in June.
Both Tran Le Huy Luu and Christina Yiebiyo have been awarded Undergraduate Research Awards for summer 2019. Huy will investigate drug resistance in cancer cells, whereas Christina will be working on distinguishing between drug efflux pump activity and efflux pump expression in cancer by electrochemistry.
We welcome Simranpreet Dhaliwal to the group, who was awarded an Undergraduate Research Award to conduct research on bacterial drug resistance with us this summer.