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New positions for MSc and PhD students!

Prof. Maxim Berezovski is looking for a passionate person expressing strong interest in developing new diagnostics and therapeutics using nucleic acid aptamers, studying biomolecular interactions with mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis and flow cytometry.  The person can apply for a graduate program leading to the degrees of MSc and/or PhD in Chemistry or Chemical and Environmental Toxicology (official requirements are here). The student will participate in different projects (examples are here), learn new bioanalytical techniques and instrumentations. Please send your CV and transcripts directly to Prof. Berezovski (Maxim.Berezovski@uottawa.ca).    


Berezovski’s research group is a part of the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences  at the University of Ottawa and located in the downtown of Ottawa, Canada’s capital.

Our research focuses on:

(1) Bioanalytical Chemistry — the analysis of biomolecules and their non-covalent interactions with Kinetic Capillary Electrophoresis and Mass Spectrometry;

(2) Biopharmaceuticals — the selection and application of DNA aptamers to proteins, live cells, bacteria and viruses for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes;

(3) Biological Mass Spectrometry  —  Aptamer-facilitated Biomarker Discovery (AptaBiD) and Mass Spectrometry Imaging with Orbitrap-based instruments;

(4) Flow cytometry  selection of aptamers to live cells using FACS. 


News About Us

2017 September, Emil Zaripov started his MSc study in Biology. Welcome to uOttawa!

2017 September, Yousef Risha started his MSc study in Chemistry. Welcome to uOttawa!

2017 September, Shahrokh Ghobadloo successfully defended his PhD thesis in Chemistry!    

2017 August, Thao Nguyen successfully defended her MSc thesis in Chemistry!

2017 February, Yaroslav Grechkin started his MSc study in Chemistry. Welcome to Canada!

2016 September, Gleb Mironov’s article in Nature Chemical Biology journal was featured in SeparationNOW "Pull to conform: Analyzing protein conformation and activity with kinetic CE" 

2016 August, Ana Gargaun successfully defended her PhD thesis in Chemistry! 

2015 September, Nadia Al-Youssef obtained the degree of Master of Science in Chemistry!

2015 September, Gleb Mironov obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry! His thesis was nominated for Governor general's gold medal.

2015 April, Nasrin Khan obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry!

2015 February, Darija Muharemagic obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry!

2015, February, Maxim Berezovski received the Young Researcher of the Year Award. Link  

2014 April, Gleb Mironov was awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship for the second year in a row!

2014 April, Gleb Mironov’s article about KCE-MS of GQ DNA was chosen for month’s cover page by ChemistryOpen journal. Link.     

2014 April, Pavel Milman won Mitacs-Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Program grant.

2013 August, Mahmoud Labib won Mitacs Accelerate Postdoctoral Fellowship.

2013 August, Darija Muharemagic was awarded a student travel grant to attend the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society in Naples, Italy!

2013 May, Gleb Mironov and Darija Muharemagic and were awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarships!

2013 March, Gleb Mironov won a travel grant to attend 29th International Symposium on Microscale Bioseparations at Charlottesville, VA (USA) and give an oral presentation about “Viral Quantitative Capillary Electrophoresis (Viral qCE) for Counting and Quality Control of DNA and RNA Viruses”.   

2012 June, Darija Muharemagic won an award for a poster “Anti-Fab Aptamers for Shielding Oncolytic Viruses from Neutralizing Antibodies” on the 2ndth China-Canada Systems Biology Symposium (CCSB) and the 19 Methods in Protein Structure Analysis (MPSA) Conference, Ottawa, Canada. 

2012 May, Gleb Mironov won the second place in OCE Discovery 12 Video Contest “Bioassay of viruses for cancer treatment

2012 February, our article was featured in C&EN “Biosensor Spots Viable Viruses” and Wiley-VCH ChemVews Magazine “Virus Detection – Dead or Alive”.

2011 February, an article about our research in Fulcrum “Digital Drugs”. Link

2011, February - “University of Ottawa awarded $2.1 million for high impact scientific research”. Link

2010, April - Tyler Shendruk’s article about our research in Catalyst “Aptamers: the little molecule that could”. Link

2010 April, “University of Ottawa awarded more research funding for innovative projects”. Link

© Maxim Berezovski 2009