Navigation Links
U of Alberta research group recognized with national chemistry awards
Date:6/3/2011

A one-of-a-kind Canadian research group, based in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, has now won every award handed out by the Canadian Society of Chemistry for analytical and environmental chemistry.

Chris Le, Xingfang Li and Jonathan Martin, faculty members of the Division of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, have all been recognized by this national scientific society for their respective research programs. The division is the only one in Canada to apply the basic science of chemistry and toxicology to study human health and environmental factors that affect human health.

Prof. Chris Le has won two awards for distinguished work in both analytical chemistry and in environmental chemistry. His work focuses on two areas, the first being to develop highly sensitive techniques that can measure contaminants and molecules in trace amounts. This development could mean health-care providers will be able to detect potential disease indicators far earlier than techniques used now. His other area of expertise is in environmental chemistry and monitoring of arsenic exposure in humans, including from well water in rural areas.

Associate Prof. Jonathan Martin has won an early career award for his work on sources of perfluorinated compounds, and remediation of toxic oilsands tailings water. He has developed analytical techniques which provide a new window to observe how perfluorinated compounds, some of which are carcinogens, move around the world and into humans. For tailings water, his group has validated ways to accelerate the detoxification of this complex mixture. And using high-resolution mass spectrometry, he is able to identify if toxins are entering the Athabasca River due to industrial activity.

Associate Prof. Xingfang Li focuses on byproducts from disinfected water that can lead to an increased risk of bladder cancer. She's hoping to identify which byproducts lead to this type of cancer. Her group has also developed a way to monitor tiny bacteria previously undetected by regulatory agencies. (Li was honoured by the Canadian Society of Chemistry in 2010.)


'/>"/>

Contact: Quinn Phillips
quinn.phillips@ualberta.ca
780-248-2048
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. A new dinosaur species, Pachyrhinosaur lakustai, unveiled from Pipestone Creek, Alberta, Canada
2. New dinosaur species possible in Northwestern Alberta
3. U Alberta researcher in same group as Darwin and Hawking
4. U of Alberta researchers find mechanism that could prevent or treat deadly peroxisome diseases
5. U Alberta find could shield humans from influenza virus
6. U Alberta-led team studies T cell activation with nanoparticles
7. U of Alberta researchers discover important mechanism in fighting infection
8. U of Alberta researcher discovers potential cancer therapy target
9. Mountain pine beetle marching east from Alberta
10. Wistar Institute researcher receives New Innovator award from NIH
11. NC State researchers get to root of parasite genome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/15/2017)... Aug. 15 2017   ivWatch LLC , a medical device ... therapy, today announced receipt of its ISO 13485 Certification, the global ... International Organization for Standardization (ISO®). ... ivWatch Model 400 Continuous Monitoring device for the early detection of ... "This is an important milestone ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... first robotic gym for the rehabilitation and functional motor sense evaluation of ... Italy . The first 30 robots will be available from June ... . The technology was developed and patented at the IIT laboratories and ... thanks to a 10 million euro investment from entrepreneur Sergio Dompè. ... ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... York , April 19, 2017 ... as its vendor landscape is marked by the presence ... market is however held by five major players - ... Together these companies accounted for nearly 61% of the ... the leading companies in the global military biometrics market ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 11, 2017  VMS BioMarketing, a leading provider of patient ... Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE) network, which will launch this week. ... among health care professionals to enhance the patient care experience ... and other health care professionals to help women who have ... ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... compared the implantation and pregnancy rates in frozen and fresh in vitro ... of progesterone and maternal age to IVF success. , After comparing the results ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... October ... ... a development-stage cancer-focused pharmaceutical company advancing targeted antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) therapeutics, today ... of targeted HPLN (Hybrid Polymerized Liposomal Nanoparticle), a technology developed in collaboration ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... DALLAS , Oct. 10, 2017 International research firm ... IoT Strategy, will speak at the TMA 2017 Annual Meeting , ... key trends in the residential home security market and how smart safety ... ... "The ...
Breaking Biology Technology: