SSP Project/Supervisor Selection:
Step 1: You will find all projects listed on our website http://dbms.queensu.ca/undergraduate/biochemistry/422 beginning December 21, 2018. You will have an opportunity to go through them over the holidays to see where your interest is.
Step 2: Once you return in January you are encouraged to meet with potential supervisors if you have questions about the lab and research project. Supervisors will not be able to guarantee you will be selected to their lab.
Step 3: You can go to this document (---coming in December----) to rank your top three selections. The document will open on January 2, 2019 and close at noon on January 31, 2019. We will endeavor to do our best to give you one of your choices. Please only submit your choices once.
Step 4: In the case where more than one person have listed the same supervisor for 1st choices, the supervisor will be given the opportunity to choose. Keep in mind that there is no guarantees or promises given to students in advance of our decision.
Step 4: You will know by February 15, 2019 who your supervisor will be and which project you will be working on.
Step 5: Once final marks in May have been received we will ensure that everyone meets the requirements to be in BCHM 421 and BCHM 422. PREREQUISITE: Level 4 and (registration in a BCHM Specialization Plan) and (a GPA of 2.9 in BCHM 313/3.0, BCHM 315/3.0, BCHM 316/3.0, BCHM 317/6.0, BCHM 218/3.0). Final approval will be complete by May 10, 2019.
Participating Faculty 2019-2020:
||Understanding and targeting kinesin motors in invasive human fungal pathogens
||Functional and structural studies on the α-kinase family of protein kinases
||Defining targets of tumour suppressor microRNAs in malignant melanoma
|Davies, Peter #1
||Discovery of new ligand-binding domains in bacterial adhesins
|Davies, Peter #2
||Discovery and characterization of new antifreeze proteins
|Davies, Peter #3
||Engineering bacterial adhesins to have new binding affinities
|Davies, Peter #4
||Structure, function and inhibition of the calcium-activated calpain-3 protease
||Arginase in Health and Disease
||Profiling circadian rhythms in sensory neurons
|Jia, Zongchao #1
||Structure and functional characterization of eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase
|Jia, Zongchao #2
||Structure-based disruption of Type 2 secretion system of Pseudomonas aeruginosa for development of antibiotics
||Extracellular role of the von Willebrand factor propeptide in Hemostasis
|Mueller, Christopher #1
||A blood test for Lung Cancer
|Mueller, Christopher #2
||A blood test for Pancreatic Cancer
||High throughput screening of inhibitory peptides targeting the interaction of BMP9 with the Activin type II receptor
||Refining guanine quadruplex binders
||Study of human, defined microbial communities for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infections.
||Plant Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
||Isolation and Investigation fo the Biosynthesis of Natural Products from marine bacteria
||Structural and functional analyses of transcriptional networks associated with B-cell development and cancer
|Smith, Steven #2
||Engineering designer enzyme complexes for directed production of biomass-based high-value chemicals
||Investigating calcium signal transduction in plants
||Assessing the role of GM2A antagonism in causation of atherosclerosis
|Zechel, David #1
||The mechanisms and substrate specificities of the phosphonate degrading enzymes PhnY and PhnZ
|Zechel, David #2
||Biosynthesis of a Fluorinated Natural Product in Streptomyces calvus