Welcome to the Department of Cell & Systems Biology
The molecular biology revolution that dominated the life sciences in the second half of the 20th century has given us an unprecedented ability to explore the behaviour of cells - the fundamental units of life - in terms of molecular processes within and between cells. Researchers in the Department of Cell and Systems Biology, combine many different high-throughput, cell imaging, and physiological methods to characterize and understand cellular and physiological processes in both model (Arabidopsis, Drosophila, Mouse, Zebrafish, Pseudomonads) and non-model organisms.
Roberta Walker - host of CBC's Think About It, speaks with
neuroscientist Dr. Sheena Josselyn who studies memory systems at the Hospital for Sick Children. We also sit down with Dr. John Peever, a neurobiologist at the University of Toronto who studies sleep and explores its relationship to memory on the show. We're then enlightened about the differences between computer and human memory systems by former MIT visiting scholar, hacker and bioentrepreneur Connor Dickie.
Professor Peter McCourt was recently awarded the Silver Medal from the International Plant Growth Substance Association (IPGSA) at an international meeting of the association held in Shanghai in June, 2013. The Silver medal is the colloquial name for the IPGSA distinguished research award that is presented every three years at the tri-annual meeting. read more »
These CSB researchers, along with EEB researcher Stephen Wright, were awarded a $1 million grant in the most recent Genome Canada Bioinformatics and Computational Biology competion for their "Large data sets and novel tools for plant biology for use in international consolidation-tier data repositories and portals" grant proposal. Their work will help researchers deal with the deluge of data being generated for plants. read more »