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Congratulations to Paul Bieber on the publication of his latest paper High-speed cryo-microscopy proves that ice-nucleating proteins of Pseudomonas syringae trigger freezing at hydrophobic interfaces in Science Advances

Jul 4th 2024

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CSC Calgary 2024!

The NBD Group is in Calgary this week for the 2024 Canadian Chemistry Conference. Huge congrats to everyone in attendance for their successful research talks and poster presentations! 

Jun 5th 2024


SA'n'DWICh Week 2024! 

Skills Acquisition 'n' Discovery Week in Chemistry was a success! Huge thank you to the Bertram Group, our UBC Atmospheric Chemistry peers, for joining us this year. Click to learn more about what SAnDWICh week is, and why we do it. 

June 27th 2024

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AGES+ Conference

Ayomide Akande attended the AGES+ Workshop last week, to present on her findings from the AEROMMA field campaign last summer. Incredible work Ayo! 

Jun 3rd 2024


CIMS Conference

Dr. Borduas, Paul Heine, and Ayomide Akande attended the CIMS User Meeting this week, to collaborate with other scientists on Mass Spectrometry. Congrats to both Ayomide and Paul for giving amazing talks on their research using our two Vocus mass spectrometers, key instruments in our lab! 

May 17th 2024


Significant Discoveries!

The NBD Group are the first to discover singlet oxygen indoors our new paper: Singlet oxygen is produced from brown carbon containing cooking organic aerosols (BrCOA) under indoor lighting. Click the link below to read media coverage about the implications of this important discovery. 

May. 8th 2024



Congratulations to Yuki Torigata on receiving an NSERC USRA grant for research this summer! Yuki is continuing to work on compiling findings from environmental selenium data. This is an amazing achievement! Great job Yuki! 

Apr. 23rd 2024



Congrats to Ayomide Akande for her contributions and Vocus work on a paper with the Bertram Group at UBC! The paper can be found at the link below: 

Apr. 16th 2024


MUOAA and Travels

Dr. Borduas has been travelling Europe, presenting on the NBD group's research at the MUOAA Conference and the University of Lille in France. There she met up with new NBD Group member Luna Cartayrade (pictured above with Dr. Borduas). Next, onto the EGU conference in Vienna! 

Apr. 10th 2024


EGU Conference

Dr. Borduas and Claudia Sardena attended the EGU conference in Vienna, to present on NBD group research. The conference was a huge success! Congrats to Claudia for giving an amazing talk on her work in singlet oxygen from biomass burning, in front of an audience of 150 people!

Apr. 16th 2024


Paper Accepted!

Congratulations to Team Singlet Oxygen, both past a present NBD group members, for the acceptance of your paper: Singlet oxygen is produced from brown carbon containing cooking organic aerosols (BrCOA) under indoor lighting. The paper was accepted to Environmental Science Atmospheres. Click the title to view the preprint!

Apr. 8th 2024



Advanced Photochemistry

The NBD Group has partnered with Violumas, High Power LED Light Solutions, to study the photochemistry of indoor and outdoor air, using our custom smog chamber. The smog chamber is now equipped with high powered LEDs at different wavelengths, ready for new discoveries in photochemistry. Click below to read more about the chamber on the Violumas website.

Mar. 19th 2024

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Congratulations to William Bae on receiving a coveted NSERC award for undergraduate summer research. William is continuing to work on the ice nucleation of biomolecules in the lab this summer. This is an incredible achievement! Amazing work William.  

Feb. 26th 2024



Congratulations to Ayomide Akande on receiving the Robert Caton Scholarship for Air Quality Research from the Gov't of B.C.! She will also have the chance to present at an award lecture on Air Quality later this spring. Amazing work Ayo! 

Feb. 9th 2024


Amazing Mentor!

Congratulations to Paul Heine on his recent award for "Best Mentorship Pair" in his role as a mentor in the UBC Science Undergraduate Society! Way to make a difference Paul! 

Jan. 26th 2024


Sharing Science!

Keighan Gemmel was at Science World last year, sharing his expertise on greenhouse gas emissions in BC. Click the link below to read Science World's article on his interview, or view their instagram post @scienceworldca

Jan. 20th 2024

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Capstone Conference

Dr. Nadine Borduas-Dedekind &  Ayomide Akande gave amazing research presentations at the Capstone Chemistry of Indoor Environments Conference in Washington D.C. See their posters of the NBD Group's work on the fate of cashmeran from perfume (Ayomide) and the production of singlet oxygen from cooking aerosols (Nadine) here! 

Oct. 20th 2023

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Huge congratulations to Paul Heine for the publication of his first paper "The Ozonolysis of Methylated Selenide Compounds in the Atmosphere: Isotopes, Kinetics, Products, and Mechanisms" in Environmental Science & Technology. 

Aug. 21st 2023

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SA'n'DWICh Week! 

Skills Acquisition 'n' Discovery Week in Chemistry was a success! Great job to everyone for being amazing teachers this week. Click to learn more about what SAnDWICh week is, and why we do it. 

June 29th 2023


Sharing Science!

Dr. Borduas shared her expertise on the chemistry in bogs with National Geographic Magazine! Click the link below to read their article; "What's that lurking in the mist? Inside the eerie science of bogs" by Kit Chapman

Feb. 16th 2024

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Let's Talk Selenium

Dr. Nadine Borduas-Dedekind & Paul Heine will be hosting an environmental selenium session at CSC 2024 in Winnipeg (June 2-6). Learn more on the CSC's Website, or view the full poster below to see the invited speakers. Hope to see you there! 

Jan. 24th 2024


AAAR Conference

Rickey Lee is presenting a poster at the American Association for Aerosol Research Conference in Portland, OR this week. He is currently developing an environmental chamber for simulating atmospheric chemical reactions, right here in our lab. Congratulations Rickey! 

Oct. 4th 2023


CSC Vancouver 2023!

The NBD Group attended the annual Canadian Chemistry Conference, June 4th - 8th. Congratulations to Nadine, Anna, Paul B., Paul H., and Ayomide for giving fantastic talks, and to Claudia and Rickey for their amazing research poster presentations!

June 8th 2023

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