Discover February 2014

Innovations in food safety with Dr. Michael Rieder
Dr. Michael Rieder and his team at Robarts Research Institute are working on developing a new rapid-test for food-borne bacterias like Listeria and E-coli that would mean contaminated food can be identified before it even leaves the processing plant. Read More


Reversing the risks
Murray Huff, PhD, and his team at Robarts Research Institute have shown that a novel pharmacological intervention can halt the progression of pre-established atherosclerosis. Read More



Wearing two hats
This month, Hegele’s contributions to two publications provide a direct link between his role as scientist and as a physician. Read More



When great minds think alike
Married couple Marco and Vania Prado are the epitome of the phrase, “two heads are better than one.” Both Robarts Scientists, they spend much of their time collaborating on their work. Read More



The sky's the limit
Through his volunteer role with Scouts Canada and his job as Facilities Manager, Ron Vander has learned that anything can happen if you come together and work toward a common goal. Read More





Vitamin D supplements: a novel therapeutic approach for Alzheimer patients.
Annweiler C, Karras SN, Anagnostis P, Beauchet O.

Counterproductive Effect of Saccadic Suppression during Attention Shifts.
Zénon A, Corneil BD, Alamia A, Filali-Sadouk N, Olivier E.

Sequencing: the next generation-what is the role of whole-exome sequencing in the diagnosis of familial cardiovascular diseases?
Farhan SM, Hegele RA.

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Robarts Seminar
with Dr. Wataru Inoue

February 20 | 1:00 p.m.

Dean's Town Hall
February 26 | 12:00 p.m

New Faculty Lecture Series with Ava John-Baptiste
March 7 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Awards of Excellence Nomination Deadline
March 7


London Health
Research Day

March 18

Learn more about all events




Stefan Everling, PhD
Goettingen, Germany

Dr. Everling gave an invited seminar at the German Primate Centre and also used the opportunity to learn about the housing and care requirements of marmoset monkeys. Read More




Discovering Robarts - Up close and personal
Community members will now have a chance to Discover Robarts and learn more about the groundbreaking research being undertaken each and every day in our labs. A new community lecture series is being launched this spring. Read More

Taylor Prize - Call for nominations
Nominations are now open for the 30th annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine in 2014 which will be awarded to a scientist(s) who has made outstanding contributions in the area of: the Molecular Basis of Neurological Disorders. Read More
LHRD Call for Judges and Volunteers
London Health Research Day is a wonderful opportunity for our graduate students, trainees, clinical fellows and postdoctoral scholars to showcase their research. Judges are needed to evaluate the work of the participants and award prizes to the top presentations in each category. Join us and lend your expertise for the day. Register now.
We are also looking for volunteers to help out in a variety of ways throughout the entire day from registration to score-tallying. Please contact Jasmin Neil if you are intersted in volunteering your time on March 18.
Thanks to all who filled out the Robarts Communications Survey
Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out our Robarts Communications Survey. The results will be used to help guide our future communications priorities within Robarts. Click here for the winner of our draw.

Click here for news on Robarts Reseach Institute's successful CIHR applicants and more.


Click here to watch Grace Parraga, PhD, explain how her lab is working with Trudell Medical to make breathing easier.

Click here to learn about the Molecular Medicine Student Executive, and upcoming student-focused events


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