A substrate-assisted mechanism of nucleophile activation in a Ser-His-Asp containing C-C bond hydrolase

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Atmospheric oxygenation three billion years ago

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The GtaR protein negatively regulators transcription of the gtaRI operon and modulates gene transfer agent (RcGTA) expression in Rhodobacter capsulatus

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Quorum-sensing regulation of a capsular polysaccharide receptor for the Rhodobacter capsulatus gene transfer agent (RcGTA)

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Use of new strains of Rhodobacter sphaeroides and a modified simple culture medium to increase yield and facilitate purification of the reaction centre

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Department News

Dr. Bob Hancock, Tier 1 CRC in “New Anti-infective Strategies” has been renewed for another 7-year term

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Bob Hancock, whose Tier 1 CRC in “New Anti-infective Strategies” has been renewed for another 7-year term.  Dr. Hancock and his team are working to develop alternative drugs...

Dr. Lindsay Eltis has been named a Tier 1 CRC in "Microbial Catabolism and Biocatalysis"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay Eltis, who has been named a Tier 1 CRC in "Microbial Catabolism and Biocatalysis". Lindsay's research aims to increase our understanding bacterial pathways and enzymes...

Recent publications from Dr. Jefferies Lab

Sunday, October 12, 2014
The ion channel TRPV1 regulates the activation and proinflammatory properties of CD4+ T cells Nat Immunol. 2014 Oct 5. doi: 10.1038/ni.3009. http://www.nature.com/ni/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ni....

Dr. Brett Finlay has been awarded the 2014 Prix Galien Canada award

Monday, September 29, 2014
Congratulation to Dr. Brett Finlay on receiving the 2014 Prix Galien Canada award.  The following is the citation from the organization's webpage: "The Prix Galien is the most prestigious award in...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

12:30 PM
Seminar - TBA, Dr. Soren Gantt, University of British Columbia
Dr. Soren Gantt
Associate Professor, Department of Infectious and Immunological Diseases (Pediatrics), Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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