Chemistry & Biochemistry

Blood clotting subject of public lecture

If you prick us, we will bleed. The vast majority of us will then stop bleeding, thanks to a blood clot formed by an intricately balanced system of proteins, cells of the blood vessel wall, and cell fragments called platelets.

Student researchers inspired by legacy of cancer patient

Every morning when they go to work in their Essex Hall biochemistry lab, PhD students Pam Ovadje and Dennis Ma get an inspirational reminder of why they’re there. Mounted on the door to that lab is a plaque dedicating the space to the memory of Kevin Couvillon, who died at the age of 26 in November 2010, after a three-year battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

Presentation to address development of plant-based medicines

Professor Praveen K. Saxena will deliver a presentation entitled “Introducing Novel Natural Health Products into the Canadian Market: An integrated system for developing safe and effective plant based medicines,” on March 5 at Leamington’s Roma Club.

The presentation is sponsored by the University of Windsor’s Vice-President, Research, in collaboration with the Windsor Essex Economic Development Commission and is of especial interest to researchers and enterprises involved in the agri-food and natural product industries.