Incoming BBSP Students can sign up for Bioc 706

July 16, 2019

Biochemistry of Human Disease

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-2:20 PM (3 credit hours)
3007 Genetic Medicine Building

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Learn contemporary biochemical principles, cutting edge approaches, literature analysis, and current and future treatments of human disease.

COURSE FORMAT
Each instructor teaches one lecture and leads one special activity session that incorporates interactive learning with
engaging group work.

Topics include:
-Neurodegeneration
-Cancer
-Infectious Diseases
-Pulmonary Disease
-Cardiovascular Disease

Incoming BBSP Students invited to sign up for Bioc 701

July 16, 2019

Critial Analysis & Communication in Biochemistry

(2 credit hours) Monday lecture 12-1:30pm & Tuesday Seminar 11-1pm. Develop a range of communication skills including science podcasting, oral presentations, and roundtable deliberation coupled with in-depth analysis of seminar speaker research. Engage with invited speakers at lunch.

Participants will:

•Select and critique research papers for oral presentations and round-table discussions.
•Discuss research with local speakers attending class.
•Become familiar with state-of-the-art laboratory techniques and experimental approaches in biochemistry, molecular, and cell biology.
Develop a range of communication skills including science podcasting, oral presentations, and roundtable deliberation coupled with in-depth analysis of seminar speaker research. Engage with invited speakers at lunch.
BIOC 701 -Critical Analysis &Communication in Biochemistry (2 credit hours)
Monday Lecture, 12-1:30pm & Tuesday Seminar, 11-1pm

Researchers clock DNA’s recovery time after chemotherapy

July 1, 2019

The lab of Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, published a paper in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that could inform the creation of ‘chronochemotherapies’ — strategies aimed using chemo to treat cancer patients at particular times of the day to maximize therapeutic benefit. (Authors: Yanyan Yang PhD, Postdoctoral fellow; Zhenxing Liu PhD, Postdoctoral fellow; Christopher Selby PhD, Research Instructor; Aziz Sancar MD PhD, Distinguished Professor.)

BCBP Synergy Launched!

June 21, 2019

To facilitate meetups and networking between members of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (BCBP), we launched BCBP Synergy. Groups of 3-5 randomized individuals are generated with the Strength^n. We are very excited about the future of this program! If you wish to participate in BCBP Synergy, please contact the organizers.

The CryoEM Revolution has Arrived

May 16, 2019

Installation of a Thermo Scientific Talos Arctica 200 Kv cryo-transmission electron microscope (cryo-TEM) is nearly complete in the Glaxo Research Building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Once functioning this summer, this $3-million instrument will bring exciting new capabilities to researchers across the university and others in the RTP area. The Talos Artica will be the centerpiece of the new cryoEM core facility, directed by Joshua Strauss, PhD, assistant professor in the department of biochemistry and biophysics.

Study provides insights behind hyperactivation of key cell proliferation signal

April 23, 2019

In a study in Nature Communications, Pengda Liu, PhD, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Shelton Earp, MD, director of UNC Lineberger and the Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research, and their collaborators reported discoveries about a key signaling pathway that can be hyperactive in kidney cancer.

Weeknight Parking to Begin Aug. 15

April 15, 2019

Beginning Aug. 15, UNC Transportation and Parking will charge for parking on campus from Monday evenings through Friday mornings from 5 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. Daytime parking permits for students and employees will be honored at night. Weekend hours are 5 p.m. Friday until 7:30 a.m. Monday and parking will remain available without a permit.