April 5, 2021

5:00 PM - URC presentation title & abstract submission (don.nguyen@ubc.ca)

(overdue)

April 7, 2021

9:00 AM - Thesis Submission (isaac.li@ubc.ca)

(overdue)

April 14, 2021

Chemistry Undergraduate Thesis Defence (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Each student has 30min each total for a 15 min presentation + 15 min committee questions.

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Time CHEM449 Student Supervisor Committee members
9:00 - 9:30 Matthew McConnachie Dang Freeman, Neeland
  Bioinformatic analysis and characterization of enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of monoterpene indole alkaloids and their derivatives
9:30 - 10:00 Ryland Giebelhaus Murch, Dang Perry, Shipley
  Are all kratom products created equal? Metabolomics of Mitragyna speciosa and commercial kratom products
10:00 - 10:30 Thomas Head Shipley Murch, Zandberg
  Detecting adulteration of olive oil using low field 1H NMR data
10:30 - 11:00 Destiny Ellenor Godin Li, Shipley
  Charge carrier dynamics simulations to understand the impacts of morphology and energetics on photocatalysts for solar energy conversion
11:00 - 11:30 Gabrielle Albrecht DiLabio, Godin Jack, Pranckevicius
  Improving the photocatalytics of carbon nitrides with small molecule spin converters
11:30 - 12:00 Jasper Pankratz Godin Menard, Neeland
  Soluble 2D nanosheets as precursors to modified carbon nitride morphologies with minimal chemical changes

Chemistry Undergraduate Research Conference (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

Each student prepares a 10 min free-form presentation (poster, slides, demo, podcast‚Ķ your choice) to describe your research to audience including faculty, students, friends and family. There are two 2-hour sessions. The first session runs from 13:00-15:00, and the second 15:00-17:00. You need to remain in your designated session to answer questions live. Please log into Zoom with the email address you corresponded with Dr. Nguyen (don.nguyen@ubc.ca). We will use the Breakout function. Each of you will be the “host” for one of the 19 pre-assigned rooms. You will stand by your “poster” (i.e., stay in your pre-assigned breakout room) during the entire 2-hour session (see below) to present and interact with participants. The participants (faculty, staff, students, and your friends and family members) can join at any time during the session. Just as in the good old pre-COVID days, the presenters (you) may have to present many times as participants can wander from room to room to listen to and discuss with you, and they can stay as long or as little as they would like.

NOTE: Due to a technical glitch, we started the first session late by ~30 mins. Therefore, Session 1 will be 1:30-3:30, and Session 2 will be 3:30-5:30. The award announcement remain unchanged at 5:30.

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1:00 PM - 3:30 PM   3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Gabrielle Albrecht (DiLabio/Godin)
Improving the photocatalytics of carbon nitrides with small molecule spin converters

  Marisa Aviani (Menard)
Developing a cellular assay to study new ligands for voltage-gated calcium channels

Sarah Cupello (Zandberg)
Metabolism of milk oligosaccharides and galactooligosaccharides (GOS) by industrial lactic acid bacteria

  Cory Billet (Dang)
Expression of plant cytochrome p450 in bacteria via N-terminal modification

Ryland Giebelhaus (Dang/Murch)
Are all kratom products created equal? Metabolomics of Mitragyna speciosa and commercial kratom products

  Destiny Ellenor (Godin)
Charge carrier dynamics simulations to understand the impacts of morphology and energetics on photocatalysts for solar energy conversion

Kaede Hirabayashi (Murch)
Climate change resiliency of native North American Vaccinium species

  Thomas Head (Shipley)
Detecting adulteration of olive oil using low field 1 H NMR data

Allison Leam (Li)
Characterization of DNA tension gauge tether rupture force with acoustic force spectroscopy

  Karah Hopgood (DiLabio/Lutes)
Baseline RMR in the analysis of weight loss trajectories over a period of 6 months for participants in the INSPIRE trial

Kamal Narayana (Zandberg)
Optimization of an artificial glycoprotein for in vivo glyco-screen technology

  Matthew McConnachie (Dang)
Bioinformatic analysis and characterization of enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of monoterpene indole alkaloids and their derivatives

Jasper Pankratz (Godin)
Soluble 2D nanosheets as precursors to modified carbon nitride morphologies with minimal chemical changes

  Helena Nunes (Dang)
Biochemical tools for reconstitution of seco-iridoid biosyntheti pathway in Nicotiana benthamiana

Gurpreet Saini (Wolthers)
An investigation into the putative roles of seven flavodoxins produced by Fusobacteriu nucleatum

  Madi Pankratz (Zandberg)
Establishing baseline values of volatile phenols in grapes and their relationship to air quality measurements

Micah Yang (Li)
Acoustic force spectroscopy for high throughput single molecule force spectroscopy

  Darina Vekhova (Menard)
Development of a click-chemistry methodology to study NOX2 inhibition via protein labelling

Guilherme Zandamela (Zandberg)
Targeted monosaccharide analysis in search of evidence of putative glucuronoxylomannans in the extracellular interaction matrix of tremelloid lichens phylogenetically related to the opportunistic pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans

   

Award Announcement (5:30 PM)

Please rejoin us back at 5:30 using the same link as above, we will announce the winners of the research conference