David Bryce, who was Trends editor of the journal for the past three years, has taken over the role of Editor-in-Chief with immediate effect.
Professor and University Research Chair in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance at the University of Ottawa, he graduated from Dalhousie University in 2002 after working together with Rod Wasylishen. Following a PostDoc with Ad Bax at the NIH in Bethesda, USA, David started his own group at the University of Ottawa in 2005. He has received numerous awards, including the 2014 Keith Laidler Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry. David and his group are especially interested in solid-state NMR spectroscopy of low-frequency quadrupolar nuclei, halogen bonding, double-rotation NMR, biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, and solidstate NMR of inorganic and bioinorganic systems.
Roberto Chica is a recipient of a 2016 Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) grant to fund cutting-edge work by international teams of scientists. The grant will support a collaborative project with 1.0 Million US Dollars over 3 years aiming at establishing a predictive understanding of the genetic oscillations that underlie the periodic segmentation of the vertebrate body axis. The project was among 32 proposals selected out of 871 submitted applications.
The funded project will be carried out in collaboration with Andrew Oates (University College London) and Hernan Garcia (UC Berkeley).
The Friedrich-Wilhelm-Bessel prize is awarded to young researchers of the highest level in recognition of the excellence of their research. The Humboldt Foundation awards about 25 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prizes to young scientists who are already recognized as researchers in their field. These young scientists are invited to work on the research projects of their choice in cooperation in Germany for a period of 6 months to a year. Read the article.
The University of Ottawa has earned three new Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) along with four new Tier 2 CRCs. This federal government support will assist these researchers in their pursuit of innovations in artificial intelligence and in health. The University is also proud to announce the renewal of a CRC in quantum photonics.
The Canadian Light Source TK Sham Award will be presented to Juan (Tito) Scaiano for his distinguished contribution to materials chemistry both in terms of research and mentoring while he worked in Canada.
The Friedrich-Wilhelm-Bessel Prize is awarded to young researchers of the highest level in recognition of the excellence of their research. The Humboldt Foundation awards about 25 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prizes to young scientists who are already recognized as researchers in their field. These young scientists are invited to work on the research projects of their choice in cooperation in Germany for a period of 6 months to a year.
The process of ice recrystallization figures prominently into the cryoinjury that cells and tissues sustain during preservation at subzero temperatures and conventional cryoprotectants fail to protect cells from this injury. As a result, the ice recrystallization inhibitors (IRIs) developed by the Ben laboratory are uniquely positioned to improve cryopreservation outcomes and enable emerging regenerative and cellular therapies by permitting the safe and effective short and long-term storage of these cellular products. Read the full article.