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  1. JACS
    CATALYTIC CO2 REDUCTION BY PALLADIUM
    DECORATED SILICON HYDRIDE NANOSHEETS
    The Ozin Group shows how decorating silicon nonosheets with palladium
    nanoparticles renders the process catalytic, a breakthrough with far
    reaching technological implications.
    Ozin group, Nature Catalysis, 2019
  2. JACS
    UNUSUAL REARRANGEMENT OF AN
    N-DONOR-FUNCTIONALIZED N-HETEROCYCLIC
    CARBENE LIGAND ON GROUP 8 METALS
    The Song group discovered an unusual rearrangement reaction,where
    the N,C-chelate ligand of a piano-stool Group 8complex isomerizes into
    an N,N-chelate ligand. Mechanistic study suggests the involvement of a
    high-energy metal-alkylidene intermediate.
    Song group, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018
  3. Cell
    DYSREGULATION OF MITOCHONDRIAL CLPP
    PROTEASE AS A POTENTIAL STRATEGY TO
    DEVELOP NOVEL ANTICANCERS
    Human mitochondrial ClpP was found to be activated by specific
    acyldepsipeptide compounds causing apoptotic cell death.
    Houry and Batey groups, Cell Chemical Biology, 2018
  4. Nature
    AMINE HEMILABILITY ENABLES BORON TO
    MECHANISTICALLY RESEMBLE EITHER
    HYDRIDE OR PROTON
    Mechanistic studies of the hemilability of MIDA
    (N-methyliminodiacetic acid) boronates reveal the chameleonic
    behaviour of the BMIDA group.
    Yudin group, Nature Chemistry, 2018
  5. Nature
    TIPPING CELL SIGNALING PATHWAYS BY SALTS
    Mechanistic insights into allosteric regulation ofthe A2A adenosine
    G protein-coupled receptor byphysiological cations.
    Prosser group, Nature Communications, 2018
  6. Journal of the American Chemical Society
    COMPETITIVE SELF-ASSEMBLY KINETICS AS A
    ROUTE TO CONTROLLING MORPHOLOGY OF
    CORE-CRYSTALLINE CYLINDRICAL MICELLESS
    One can manipulate the seeded-growth kinetics of block
    copolymer unimers to control the growth sequence of
    unimers and thus the comicelle morphology.
    Winnik group, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2018
  7. Oncogene
    INHIBITING MYC BINDING TO THE E-BOX DNA
    MOTIF BY ME47 DECREASES
    TUMOUR XENOGRAFT GROWTH
    The Shin lab's designed protein ME47 decreased tumor growth in
    a triple negative breast cancer mouse model, a type of cancer with
    no effective treatments.
    Shin, Chan & Penn groups, Oncogene, 2017

Awards:

Professor Andrei Yudin wins Connaught Innovation Award

Professor Andrei Yudin wins Connaught Innovation Award

Congratulations to Professor Andrei Yudin who is one of 12 U of T researchers to win a 2019 Connaught Innovation Award. The award acknowledges and supports promising technologies that have strong socio-economic or commercial potential.

Professor Yudin has been recognized for the development of stable boryl carboxylates, the enabling building blocks for chemical synthesis.


Congratulations to Dean's Award winners

Congratulations to Dean's Award winners

Congratulations to Professor Mark Taylor and to Lindy Chan for their Faculty of Arts and Science Dean’s Awards.

Mark is this year's recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award while Lindy is recognized with the Outstanding Administrative Service Award.



News and Announcements:

Yuchan Dong: What does a scientist look like?

Yuchan Dong: What does a scientist look like?

"There are definitely a lot of challenges throughout a PhD," says Yuchan Dong, a 5th-year PhD student in the Ozin Lab. "How do I keep being confident in front of the language barrier, failure experiments, competitions, and where is my direction for the future?"

Read more about Yuchan's journey as a scientist at U of T in her interview with the Varsity.




Scott Mabury part of U of T’s ambitious plan to pursue real estate opportunities and partnerships

Scott Mabury part of U of T’s ambitious plan to pursue real estate opportunities and partnerships

Professor Scott Mabury has added a new portfolio – real estate partnerships – to his senior leadership role as vice-president, operations at the University of Toronto. It reflects Mabury’s introduction of U of T’s “four corners” strategy to address the need for student and faculty housing, innovation space and other services on all three campuses.

“There are no examples that I’m aware of where an institution, with its own internal team, has been embarking on as ambitious a plan as we are,” Prof. Mabury says.


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