News and Announcements

 

  • Yingyi just passed the MSc defense. Congratulations!

 

  • Thank you Brock for the great contribution to our team!

 

 

  • Feb 17, 2022: Lucas visited us today. 

Time flies. All people are young, but some people are younger than others (Others = the ones in the photos on the wall) 😛

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Photos are taken in the pandemic [  🙂  and  🙁  ]. It’s a pity we could not organize a farewell party for Elias.

 

  • Dr. Yang (Sarena) Xu accepted a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor offer from the University of Guelph. Congratulations! (April 2021)

 

  • Happy to know that former Postdoctoral fellows Yang (Sarena) Xu and Kristian Caldo are awarded the prestigious Carl Douglas Postdoctoral Prize (2021) from the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists and NSERC postdoctoral Fellowship, respectively. Congratulations. (March 2021)

 

  • Sarena’s ACBP-DGAT paper was selected as the featured article of the issue (May 2020).[link]

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  • Yingyu’s patatin-like phospholipase A paper was selected as the cover of the Dec 2019 issue by Plant Molecular Biology (Dec 2019) [link]

  • Sarena’s transferase interactome paper was selected as the featured article of the Oct 11, 2019 issue by JBC (Oct 2019)

The illustration of our article “Transferase interactome that may facilitate channeling of polyunsaturated fatty acid moieties from phosphatidylcholine to triacylglycerol” has been selected as the cover of the Oct 11, 2019 issue by the Journal of Biological Chemistry [link].

 

  • Kristian’s CCT1-SnRK1 paper in JBC was recommended in F1000Prime (Sept 2019).

Our article: Rabidness CTP:phosphocholine cytidylyltransferase 1 is phosphorylated and inhibited by sucrose nonfermenting 1-related protein kinase 1 (SnRK1)., The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2019 (DOI: 10.3410/f.736484326.793565055), has been recommended in F1000Prime as being of special significance in its field.

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  • Our lab is recognized as one of the outstanding examples of safe work spaces (Gold Stars) on campus in 2019.

Thank you everyone for keeping our work space safe. Safety first. https://www.ualberta.ca/risk-management/insurance-and-risk-assessment/loss-prevention

  • Our DGAT variant paper was selected as the featured article and research highlight of the issue (2017). [link]

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  • Lucas Falarz passed his MSc exam on May 31, 2019. Congratulations.

Lucas started his MSc study on January 1, 2017 and submitted his thesis on May 7, 2019.

Up to now (June 2, 2020), Lucas has published two first-author papers in the Plant Journal and Lipids, respectivelyone co-first author paper in Journal of  Biological Chemistry, two co-author papers (Plant Journal and Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry), and three 1st-author book chapters in Plant BioproductsHe will be a co-first author of another paper in the future for his tremendous contribution.

Thanks a lot for your contribution to our lab Lucas. Your independence, self-motivation, and professional style are so impressive. You are a great team player and set a very high bar here. 

 

  • Trinh Nguyen passed her MSc exam on Nov 14, 2018. Congratulations. 

Trinh started her MSc study on September 1, 2016, and submitted her thesis on October 15, 2018. Her 1st-author paper was published in Lipids. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31879987

Thank you for bravely being the first research assistant and then the first graduate student in our lab Trinh. Many thanks for your contribution. We miss your super sunny smile.

TRAINEE AWARDS – CONGRATULATIONS!

 

  • Mohammed Mukthar – The 1st place prize in poster presentation, Joint Annual General Meeting, Canadian Weed Science Society & Canadian Society of Agronomy, 2022
  • Juli Wang – Bern and Donna Kotelko Travel Award in Bioresource Excellence, 2022
  • Juli Wang – Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship, 2022-2023
  • Xiaoyu Wang –  Alberta Canola Producers Graduate Award in Canola Production Research, 2022
  • Mianmian Zhu – Bern and Donna Kotelko Travel Award in Bioresource Excellence, 2022
  • Udaya Subedi – Helen &Fred Bentley Forage Crops Graduate Scholarship, 2022
  • Udaya Subedi – Robert Simonet Scholarship, 2022
  • Kallum McDonald – Member of The Canadian Agricultural Youth Council, 2022-2023
  • Kallum McDonald – Simone Demers-Collins Graduate Travel Scholarship in Agriculture, 2022
  • Kallum McDonald – The 1st place on the student’s oral presentation, Canadian Association for Plant Biotechnology 2022 Conference
  • Kallum McDonald – Travel award, Canadian Association for Plant Biotechnology 2022 Conference
  • Kallum McDonald – Kallum McDonald – Travel award, Canadian Association for Plant Biotechnology 2022 Conference
  • Kallum McDonald – Canadian Society of Plant Biologists Waygood Award – – Canadian Society of Plant Biologists west regional meeting, 2021
  • Kallum McDonald – the best oral presentation – Canadian Society of Plant Biologists west regional meeting, 2021
  • Kallum McDonald – ALES travel grant, 2021
  • Juli Wang – Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship, 2021-2022
  • Juli Wang – Professor JB McQuitty Graduate Scholarship 2021/22
  • Siyu Wang – CSC Scholarship for Visiting Student, 2021
  • Xiaoyu Wang – CSC PhD Scholarship, 2021
  • Mianmian Zhu – Alberta Canola Producers Graduate Award in Canola Production Research, 2021
  • Mianmian Zhu – Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) Legacy Fund Scholarship, 2021
  • Sandhya Gautam – Molly and Spencer Dier Memorial Scholarship 2021
  • Kethmi Jayawardhane Agrisera Award in the Canadian Society of Plant Biologists annual meeting, 2021
  • Udaya Subedi – Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship 2020/2021; 2021-2022
  • Udaya Subedi – Canadian Society of Plant Biologists Annual Meeting Award, 2021
  • Udaya Subedi – Henry Kroeger Memorial Scholarship, 2021
  • Mianmian Zhu – CSC PhD Scholarship, 2021
  • Mianmian Zhu – University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, University of Alberta, 2021
  • Xiaoyu Wang – University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, University of Alberta, 2021
  • Qiong Xiao – Alberta Canola Producers Graduate Award in Canola Production Research, 2020
  • Udaya Subedi – Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship 2020-2021
  • Udaya Subedi –Western Grains Research Foundation Graduate Scholarship, 2020
  • Qiyuan Shan – CSC Scholarship for Visiting Student, 2019
  • Kethmi Jayawardhane – Plant Pathology Society of Alberta Scholarship, 2019
  • Kethmi Jayawardhane – Best Student Presentation Award at the 40th Plant Pathology Society of Alberta Annual Meeting, 2019
  • Qiong Xiao – Alberta Canola Producers Graduate Award in Canola Production Research, 2019
  • Qiong Xiao – CSC PhD Scholarship, 2019
  • Juli Wang – University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, University of Alberta, 2019
  • Junhao Lu – Undergraduate Research Initiative (URI) Undergraduate Researcher Stipend, University of Alberta, 2019
  • Junhao Lu – First Class Standing, University of Alberta, 2019
  • Junhao Lu – Graduation with Distinction, University of Alberta, 2019
  • Udaya Subedi – University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship, University of Alberta, 2019
  • Kethmi Jayawardhane – Simone Demers-Collins Graduate Travel Scholarship in Agriculture, 2018
  • Kethmi Jayawardhane – Alberta Canola Producers Graduate Award in Canola Production Research, 2018
  • Lucas Falarz – George H Duff Travel Bursary for the CSPB conference, The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, 2018
  • Lucas Falarz – Travel Award, Department of Biological Sciences & Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba, 2018
  • Lucas Falarz – Travel Award, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, 2018
  • Lucas Falarz – International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship, University of Manitoba, 2017
  • Trinh Nguyen – George H Duff Travel Bursary for the CSPB conference, The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, 2017