Inaugural Chair in Mathematical Biology

Dr. Mark Lewis joins the Faculty of Science as the inaugural Gilbert and Betty Kennedy Chair in Mathematical Biology and Professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics and Biology.
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Congratulations to Nick Paroshy for receiving the
Weston Family Award in Northern Research (Master’s Level).


Invasive fish species Alberta researchers want you to know about

Researchers at the University of Alberta studying climate change are increasingly concerned about invasive species in the province. Kim Smith spoke with Stephanie Green, an associate professor at the U of A, about her research and why aquatic invaders can pose a big risk.

Global News
April 24, 2022

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New evidence shows cancer is not as heritable as once thought

Recent review highlights need to gain a broader scientific view of cancer to better prevent and treat it.

Adrianna MacPherson
April 21, 2022

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Cancer may not be purely about genetics, new University of Alberta research review suggests

New research from the University of Alberta suggests cancer may be more preventable than previously thought.

CTV News Edmonton
April 21, 2022

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Congratulations to Peter Harrington for receiving the
Anton Alexander Cseuz Gold Medal in Mathematics
for his PhD thesis!


How beetles and warm weather are driving up lumber prices: 'I'm listening to my trees being killed'

Janice Cooke remembers the first time she heard bugs murder a tree over the phone.

By Bill Weir, Chief Climate Correspondent
February 12, 2022

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Mountain pine beetle researchers ponder whether Alberta should prepare for 'Mr. Freeze'

Chilly winters have helped keep Alberta’s mountain pine beetle population at bay but researchers now want to know how quickly those that survive the cold pass their resilience onto offspring and if that could hypothetically create a new villain.

Ashley Joannou
Edmonton Journal
February 7, 2022

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Using machine learning to project COVID numbers

Pouria Ramazi, post-doctoral fellow in the Lewis Research Group (Science) is leading a study on how AI can forecast COVID-19 numbers farther into the future.

Full Story by City News Edmonton

November 8, 2021


Spotting connections: Graduate student studies population dynamics for more sustainable fishing

Emma Atkinson is a 2021 recipient of the Vanier Scholarship funded by NSERC.

Katie Willis
Faculty of Science
July 15, 2021


Brock research uses machine learning to predict future of COVID-19

Justin Steepe
The Brock News
May 5, 2021

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Rapid community-driven development of a SARS-CoV-2 tissue simulator

Interview with Thomas Hillen
April 29, 2021

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Why dead trees are 'the hottest commodity on planet'

Blame climate change, wildfires, hungry beetles … and Millennial home buyers

Robinson Meyer
The Atlantic
April 27, 2021

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U of A researchers using type of A.I. to predict different COVID-19 scenarios

A team of researchers at the University of Alberta is using machine learning to predict what could happen with COVID-19 in the province.

Julia Wong
Global News
April 14, 2021

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Forecasting – a powerful weapon in battling the pandemic

U of A team uses machine learning to predict cases and deaths

Alberta Innovates
February 23, 2021

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Canada home to health research successes, but needs culture shift: expert

Brenna Owen
The Canadian Press

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University of Alberta - Images of Research

Images of Research (IOR) is an opportunity for current University of Alberta graduate students from all disciplines to capture, share, and present the essence of their research in one image.

Congratulations to Dean Koch for his second place win!!


The life mathematic: Redesign of mathematical biology courses shares new perspectives in understanding the biological world

Two University of Alberta professors overhaul the course focusing on the practical applications of mathematics to the study of life.
Faculty of Science
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U of A researchers receive $1.4M in provincial funding to fight COVID-19

Research to predict spread of pandemic a month in advance among five projects aimed at stemming spread, developing better tests and improving patient care.
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Seven COVID-19 research projects split $2.1 million in Alberta government funding

The grants from provincial Crown corporation Alberta Innovates will support five projects at the University of Alberta totalling $1.4 million, plus two projects at the University of Calgary.
Edmonton Journal
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Congratulations to Charlotte and Chris Heggerud!

on the safe arrival of their babies - Elsie Marilyn  (4lbs 15oz) and  Beckett Christopher (4lbs 10oz)



Mathematical biologist honoured for contributions to research and scholarship

Professor Mark Lewis receives the University of Alberta’s J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research for 2020. 

Congratulations Mark!


Congratulations to Adam and Meghan!