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.