Animated and excitable when he talks biochemistry, Dr. Hans-Joachim (HJ) Wieden brings a palpable enthusiasm to his teaching and research. As the founder and director of the Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI), Wieden is part of a team that advances RNA research initiatives, one of the fastest growing fields in the life sciences with implications for many diseases, our understanding of evolution, as well as biotechnological applications and enormous economic potential.
Who you learn from shapes how you learn. At the U of L, you’ll work side-by-side with some of the best minds in the world – researchers who are working to understand issues related to global warming, our world’s population, Alzheimer’s, First Nations governance, internet security, homelessness and natural disasters, and that’s just to name a few.
As a student at the U of L, you are viewed as a partner and colleague and are given opportunities to collaborate and share your unique ideas. By convocation, the majority of our graduate students have either presented or published their findings, with more than 50 per cent publishing as the first author.
The U of L is home to research centres and institutes that bring leading researchers together from across disciplines to address issues that affect our world and beyond. Find out more about our Centres & Institutes on our Research website.
Although most programs are accepting students, check out our Graduate Student Positions page for departments/professors who are actively looking for graduate students.