Brandon University

Research at the Faculty of Science at Brandon University (BU) will contribute significantly to Manitoba's vision for the protein sector. The Biology Department focuses research efforts on the early detection of disease in protein crops, muscle metabolism, pasture management, and production of animal feed. The Chemistry Department uses molecular and biochemical methods to study the assembly of ribosomes, which are the cellular machines responsible for protein production.

Photo of the entrance of Brandon University on a sunny day in summer 

In addition, the department conducts analysis on protein quality and undertakes flavour profiling, using chemical analysis. The Geography and Environment Department focuses on soils and their hydrology on the landscape. Close ties between BU and the nearby Brandon Research Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada foster collaboration on research for protein production.

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