Our News

July 2020

Included in ACS Sensors Rising Stars in Sensing Special Issue

Zach's work developing rapid, on-the-spot sensors for cannabis was included in a special virtual issue on Rising Stars in Sensing, curated by Prof. Shana O. Kelley.

May 2020

Yen & Christine defended their M.Sc. degrees

Congratulations to Yen Truong and Christine Wong for defending their M.Sc. degrees.

May 2020

Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Funding Received

Through the gracious support of the CCSRI, and in collaboration with Dr. Christine Addison, we have been awarded an Innovation Grant to evaluate aldehydes as imaging biomarkers of lung cancer prognosis using our radiotracer [18F]NA3BF3.

January 2020

Funding for new PET/CT received

Thanks to generous funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Province of Ontario, as well as support from the Vice-President Research Dr. Sylvain Charbonneau, we will be acquiring a new PET/CT to continue our radiotracer development program.

November 2019

Ekidna Sensing, Inc., is launched!

Based off of our cannabinoid analysis technology, we have launched Ekidna Sensing, Inc., in order to commercialize our rapid, on-the-spot cannabinoid testing. More information can be found here.

October 2019

On the cover of ACS Sensors

Zach's work developing rapid cannabinoid sensors was featured on the cover of ACS Sensors.

August 2019

NSERC CGS-M & Michael Smith Supplement

Émile was awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship (MSc) and a Michael Smith Supplement that will allow him to travel to work with Dr. Peter J.H. Scott at the University of Michigan. Great work Émile!

May 2019

Technology for on-the-spot Cannabinoid analysis is patented!

In collaboration with Dr. Benoît Lessard and Dr. Cory Harris, we have filed a patent to protect our technology for rapid, low-cost, and accurate chemical analysis of cannabis plants and plant-derived products.

August 2019

Our graduate students receive scholarships

Three of our graduate students, Nick Calvert, Yen Truong and Alexia Kirby, have just received the Ontario Graduate Student scholarship to support their studies. Congratulations Nick, Yen and Alexia!

April 2019

Radiotracer for mapping aldehydic load in live subjects is published in Chem Comm

In this work we continue to build on the N-aminoanthranilic acid moiety for rapid, catalyst-free complexation of aldehydes in living systems, developing a radiotracer capable of mapping aldehydic load in living subjects using Positron Emission Tomography.

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February 2019

On the cover of ChemBioChem Probes & Sensors Special Issue

The cover illustrates our fluorogenic probes capable of speciation of biogenic aldehydes through fluorescent fingerprinting

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February 2019

On the inside front cover of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry New Talent Special Issue

Here we apply our fluorogenic sensor for live cell imaging of aldehydic load following the induction of electrophilic stress. On the cover, labelled cells are raining down in front of a graffitied wall.

November 2018

Our work on aldehyde fingerprinting on ChemistryViews

Recent work on the fluorogenic fingerprinting of biogenic aldehydes was reported in ChemistryViews. See the article here.

November 2018

Imaging Aldehydic Load in live cells published in special issue

Expanding upon the capability of our fluorescent imaging of aldehydes, we have published work fully characterizing the reactivity of our aldehyde-conditional fluorogenic agent, as well as demonstrated its application to the imaging of Aldehydic Load via live cell microscopy. This work was an invited contribution to a New Talent issue of Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry.

October 2018

Fluorescent fingerprinting of aldehydes published in special issue

Our collaborative effort with Dr. Rolland-Lagan on identifying biogenic aldehydes through curvature analysis of excitation-emission matrices was published as a Very Important Paper in a special issue on Probes in Chembiochem.

August 2018

Our graduate students receive scholarships

Two of our graduate students, Yen Truong and Alexia Kirby, have just received the Ontario Graduate Student scholarship to support their studies. Congratulations Yen and Alexia!

May 2018

Hosting Kelsee, Grace, and Tyra in our lab was a blast!

Thanks to support from the Verna J. Kirkness Foundation, Kelsee, Grace, and Tyra visited us from indigenous communities across Canada so we could give them a taste of the work we do in the Mol Med Lab. Listen to the story on CBC's Ottawa Morning here.

March 2018

Aldehyde-conditional CEST-MRI contrast agent published

Our work developing a CEST-MRI contrast agent that selectively "turns on" when covalently bound to aldehydes was published in Chemistry: A European Journal.

August 2017

We are CIHR funded!

A Project Scheme grant in collaboration with the Rayner (UOHI) and Pratt (uO Chemistry) groups entitled "Aldehydes, Antioxidants, and Atherosclerosis: Translational prognostic molecular imaging with novel prognostic and companion diagnostic agents" was supported by CIHR.

March 2017

Industrial partnership established with Qu Biologics

Through an NSERC ENGAGE grant, we have initiated a collaboration with Qu Biologics to use PET/MRI to investigate the fate of their site-specific immunomodulators in mice.

February 2017

Patent filed for our aldehyde sensing compounds

Our imaging and sensing probes for biogenic aldehyde detection was filed by uOttawa, opening up our technology for further development and industrial partnerships.

October 2016

Our MRI has arrived!

An MR Solutions tunable field 3.0 T MRI obtained with CFI funding is now installed and ready to be used for pre-clinical contrast agent development.

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