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.
The Canadian Society of Chronobiology will be hosting its first ever conference in Toronto from May 24-26th. Dr. Russell Foster from Oxford University will present a free general public lecture entitled "The Rhythms of Life - Body clocks, sleep and health" at Innis College (Town Hall Theatre) on May 24th from 5:00-6:30 PM. All are welcome to attend the free public lecture! For more information, please contact Joel Levine at joel [dot] levine (at)utoronto [dot] ca.
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 »
Brooke, a PhD student in the Woodin Lab, received one of only 15 Brain Star Awards issued annually by the Institute of Neurosciences Mental Health and Addiction that recognize the excellence of research done in Canada by students and trainees. Congratulations Brooke!”