Manitoba Chemistry Symposium at BU explores research impact

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Brandon University hosts the two-day Manitoba Chemistry Symposium today and tomorrow, May 3 and 4. With the theme of “Bench, Biosphere and Beyond,” the symposium brings together leading researchers to explore the latest research and especially to consider the role that chemical research plays in shaping our society and the environment.

About 60 faculty and students will represent Brandon University, the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba and the University of British Columbia, as well as the National Research Council of Canada at the symposium. They’ll share knowledge through more than 40 scientific presentations.

Presentations represent many areas of modern chemistry, and reflect some of the most current discoveries and understanding. Researchers will present on high-impact research with implications for cancer, diabetes and HIV treatments, biosynthesis, nuclear waste disposal, carbon capture, battery development, and much more.

Yesterday, BU also hosted a biochemical research workshop as part of the symposium. Workshop participants learned about protein and metabolite analysis using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry.

This is the second annual Manitoba Chemistry Symposium, which is a joint initiative of BU, the U of W and the U of M. The symposium was launched last year at the U of W.


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