Lassonde PhD student selected for NextAI program

Lassonde PhD student Nima Shahbazi has been selected to be part of the first class of the inaugural NextAI program, which supports, promotes and commercializes inventions directly related to the field of Artificial Intelligence. The program, which began Feb. 1, runs until Sept. 15, at which point teams will present their developed ideas to investors. […]

Lassonde partners in research that could revolutionize new drug discoveries

Researchers from York University’s Lassonde School of Engineering have developed a new set of algorithms that rapidly generate 3D structures of proteins, and could revolutionize the development of new drug therapies. One of the lead researchers on the project, Lassonde Professor Marcus Brubaker, says the current cryo-EM (electron cryomicroscopy) technology for developing 3D protein structures […]

Open Your Mind: A Q&A with MES student John Caffery

Appearing at regular intervals in YFile, Open Your Mind is a series of articles offering insight into the different ways York University professors, researchers and graduate students champion fresh ways of thinking in their research and teaching practice. Their approach, grounded in a desire to seek the unexpected, is charting a new course for future […]

Long-term exposure to microgravity impacts astronauts’ perception of upright

Researchers at York University’s Centre for Vision Research (CVR) have discovered that astronauts who experience extended periods of microgravity experience long-term disturbances in their perception of upright. The study “The effect of long-term exposure to microgravity on the perception of upright” appears this month in the Nature Partner Journal: Microgravity. The project investigates how astronauts […]

YCAR offers awards for graduate students

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) offers several graduate awards for research and fieldwork in East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Korea, Sri Lanka, and related Asian diasporas. York University graduate students conducting research on topics related to Korea or the Korean diaspora are encouraged to apply for two awards, each valued at $12,500. […]