Biologists find world’s first organism with non-photosynthesizing chlorophyll
UPI cited UBC researchers who discovered the world’s first organism that can produce chlorophyll but does not perform photosynthesis. The study was conducted by Waldan Kwong, a UBC postdoctoral research fellow […]
Apr 8, 2019
Scientists discover first organism with chlorophyll genes that doesn’t photosynthesize
For the first time scientists have found an organism that can produce chlorophyll but does not engage in photosynthesis.
Apr 3, 2019
What’s the smartest plant?
Gizmodo spoke to Patrick Keeling, a professor of botany at UBC, in an article about whether plants are smart. Keeling named two algae: one hunts prey, and the other knows […]
Nov 27, 2018
Researchers capture first glimpse of important, abundant ocean microbe
A rare microbe that was once thought to be insignificant has turned out to be one of the most abundant single-celled hunters in the ocean, and a team of researchers led by UBC have captured the first glimpse of these elusive predators.
Nov 22, 2016
Single-celled predator evolves tiny, human-like ‘eye’
A single-celled marine plankton evolved a miniature version of a multi-cellular eye, possibly to help see its prey better, according to University of British Columbia (UBC) research published today in Nature.
Jul 1, 2015
Eye of the beholder
Using chisels, blowtorches and cameras, three UBC researchers turn their passion for science into objets d’art.
Aug 5, 2014 - by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Lethal parasite evolved from pond scum
A genomic investigation by UBC researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually originated from pond scum, but has completely shed its green past on its evolutionary journey.
May 8, 2014
Captured: Mysterious oyster killers
UBC researchers have apprehended tiny, elusive parasites that have plagued oysters from B.C. to California.
Jul 25, 2013
UBC faculty elected Royal Society of Canada Fellows
Seven University of British Columbia professors have been elected Fellows by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and were honoured at a ceremony yesterday at the University. The 2011 fellowships were awarded to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the sciences, social sciences and the arts and humanities.
Nov 5, 2011