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February 2017, Volume 9

Announcements

BioZone Research Symposium 2017
 

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Time:
1:10pm -5:30 pm , followed by a pizza party
Venue: UC179, University College, 15 King's College Circle
Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biozone-research-symposium-2017-tickets-31890512381
 
The symposium will include 15 minute presentations, 3 minute thesis talks, a poster session, and an invited talk. The purpose of the synposium is to facilitate the sharing of research outcomes, ideas, methodologies, and to promote collaborations.

 
Call for Science Rendezvous Volunteers!

Last year, BioZone collaborated with PAPTAC to run a successful papermaking booth at Science Rendezvous. Science Rendezvous is a one-day outdoor science fair that showcases a variety of research and scientific principles to children and the general public. We are planning on expanding our booth this year! Please email samantha.cheung@mail.utoronto.ca if you are interested in volunteering. The event will take place on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. It is a really fun volunteer opportunity you don’t want to miss!
 

News and Events

BioZone in the News

 

Professor Diosady's work on iron-enriched salt was featured on CBC News. More than 50 
percent of women in India are living with iron deficiency. To help combat this problem, iron-fortified salt is being distributed to more than 24 million people in India to reduce anemia in the population. Read more on this story on CBC's website here.


U of T Engineering News featured a story on Elizabeth Edwards' bioremediation research. You can read about it here.

BioZone Valentine's Day Cookies

Are you one of those who skip BioZone teatime at 3pm on Tuesdays? Here’s a photo of what you missed this past Valentine’s Day! These delicious BioZone themed Valentine’s cookies were hand-baked by our very own, Katrina. If you missed this teatime, we feel very sorry for you.

Awards & Grants

The AkzoNobel Chemicals Startup Challenge
https://imaginechemistry.akzonobel.com/

AkzoNobel is looking for ways to create a more sustainable and liveable world through chemistry and are inviting individuals and startups to submit their ideas. Winning ideas will be invited to participate in a startup accelerator.

Topics include:
  • Plastics recycling
  • Bio-bases sources of ethylene
  • Clean wastewater
  • Cellulose-based alternates to synthetics
  • Highly reactive chemistry & technology
Deadline March 16, 2018

P.S. do not submit any confidential details.

Recent Publications

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