Investigations of copper-based biocides in wood preservation

In collaboration with Prof John Ruddick (IBC Wood Science), Wei Xue in the Kennepohl Group is exploring the fate of next generation copper-based biocides and their ability to protect wood from biological agents. Our work has demonstrated that new 'micronized copper' biocides generate soluble copper species within sawdust samples, indicating that these approaches are likely effective in protecting wood products from bacteria and fungi. Current efforts seek to quantify and localize the available soluble copper species and to assess the biocide activity during in situ experiments.


Nov 25 2014 - 12:45pm to 2:00pm
Hans J. Vogel | McDowell Lecture
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary
Nov 26 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Peter Christensen


Congratulation to Zhibo Liu of the Perrin lab!

Congratulation to Zhibo Liu of the Perrin lab, who, along with collaborators at BC Cancer published the first synthesis of a dual-mode PET tracer at high specific activity using a patented method for labeling peptides of medicinal interest.  This...

2014 The Nobel Prize in Chemistry


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2014 to:


Eric Betzig, U.S. citizen. Born 1960 in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Ph.D. 1988 from Cornell...

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