Department of Biochemistry

How bacteria create a piggy bank for the lean times

Published: 14Oct2021

Bacteria can store extra resources for the lean times. It’s a bit like keeping a piggy bank or carrying a backup battery pack. One important reserve is known as cyanophycin granules, which were...

Better understanding of nature’s nanomachines may help in design of future drugs

Published: 30Apr2020

Many of the drugs and medicines that we rely on today are natural products taken from microbes like bacteria and fungi. Within these microbes, the drugs are made by tiny natural machines – mega...

McGill duo honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

Published: 19Sep2017

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced today that Professor Michel Tremblay (Department of Biochemistry and the Director of the McGill Cancer Institute) has been awarded the McLaughlin Medal...

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