Malaria continues to be one of the world’s most deadly diseases, killing hundreds of thousands of people each year, many of them children. Recently, efforts to control malaria-transmitting mosquitoes have helped reduce mortality from the disease, especially through the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets. Billions of dollars are donated globally to deliver such nets to countries at risk. However, a new study from the University of Ottawa published in Malaria Journal found that mosquito nets were not getting to the places where mosquitos are more likely to transmit the disease.
Professor Tom Moon has carried out pioneering studies on fish liver metabolism, leading to groundbreaking investigations into the effects of environmental toxins on hepatic function and metabolism. He has also been a leader in establishing the field of “endocrine disruption”, the stress on fish related to environmental contaminants. Professor Moon has been an effective mentor of all levels of trainee; no fewer than nine of whom have attained University academic positions.
Each year the Division of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry recognizes a young investigator for distinguished contributions to comparative physiology and biochemistry or to related fields of functional and integrative biology. The award offers the awardee a fantastic opportunity to communicate this research via a large lecture at this year’s SICB conference.
Daniel Grégoire, PhD student in Dr. A. Poulain’s lab won one of the best presentation awards at the latest International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant in Jeju, South Korea. His talk was entitled: “A physiological role for mercury as an electron sink during photoheterotrophic growth”.
Did you know that the living wall in FSS cleans the air in the building? Or that the design of the FSS windows allows heat to be collected and redistributed to other buildings on campus? These are some of the topics covered in Professor Adam Brown’s new series of science videos on sustainability. (Read the complet article)
Three University of Ottawa researchers will share a total of $ 1, 934,895 in funding to support research that will lead to better decisions on protecting land and water in the North, a clearer understanding of the effects of contaminants associated with bitumen extraction, and new ways to track radionuclides released into fresh water by nuclear activities. The grants were awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).