Welcome to Derda Lab
Department of Chemistry and Alberta Glycomics Centre at the University of Alberta
May 2013: Congratulations to Frederique Deiss, Maribel Funes, Katrina Tjhung who won the 1st prize ($3000) at the SENTINEL pre-commercialization competition.
May 2013: Congratulations to Reza Jafari for winning the AITF Fellowship!!
March 2013: Congratulations to Katrina Tjhung and Jasmin Bal for winning NSERC summer scholarship and AIHS Summer fellowships (2x fellowship each!!)
Mar 2013: Post-doctoral fellow Shailesh Ambre (Complex Carbohydrate Research Centre) joins the lab.
Dec, 2012: Derda Lab is part of new Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence
Dec, 2012: Paper Petri Dishes showcase at the Microfluidics 2.0 in Boston
Nov, 2012: Graduate student Andriy Rebryk joins the lab.
Oct 2012: Post-doctoral fellow Frederique Deiss (Harvard University) joins the lab
July, 2012: Congratulations to Simon Ng for wining prestigeous AITF fellowhship.
June, 2012: Derda Lab organized the first International Diagnostic Workshop at the Institute of Primate Research in Kenya, Nairobi, June 24-30, 2012. Katrina Tjhung presented poster and demonstrated production of our portable cell culture devices in Nairobi.
February 2012: Simon and Wadim present at the Volcano Conference in Chemical Biology
January, 2012: Maribel Funes Huacca accepts post-doc position in the lab
October 2011: Simon's and Reza's Review "Bacteriophages and Viruses as a Support for Organic Synthesis and Combinatorial Chemistry" is published in ACS Chem. Biol.
Sept 1, 2011: Minister Rona Ambrose and Minister Tim Uppal visited Derda Lab.
Sept 1, 2011: Maribel Funes Huacca, visiting researcher from Universidade de São Paulo, joined the lab. Maribel will be developing portable platform for cell-based assays.
Aug 19: Our Editorial in ACS Chem. Biol.: "YouTube or You Lose: Grand Challenges Canada Explores Whether Scientists Are Ready for Web-Based Grant Competitions":
Aug 15, 2011: Congraturations to Simon Ng for winning a departmental RA support!!
August 2, 2011: Gary Freschauf accepts position of lab administrator
May 9, 2011: Congratulations to Simon Ng for winning Margaret Thomson Memorial Prize!! (Awarded to first year graduate student in Chemistry with the highest GPA)
Mar 2011: The lab received NSERC Discovery and CFI New leaders opportunity grants.
Feb, 2011: Ratmir was invited to talk at the CHI Bioprocessing Summit, (Boston, Aug 22, 2011)
Jan, 2011: The lab welcomes Katrina Tjhung, Nazia Shaikh and Julia Bingjie
Nov, 2010: Grad. students Wadim Matochko, Simon Ng, and Reza Jafari join the lab