Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Bruno Cinel

Bruno Cinel

Bruno Cinel

Name: Dr. Bruno Cinel
Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 250 371-5969
Email: bcinel@tru.ca

Links

Homepage URL: www.bciln.ca

Interests

My general interests include landscaping, watching movies, playing volleyball, and growing figs, lemons, and tomatoes all together with my family.

Research Interests

My research interests include science and chemical education with a focus on the use of remote instrumentation for laboratory and classroom activities and the assessment of laboratory learning outcomes. Since 2006, I have been a co-Director of the BC-Integrated Laboratory Network (BC-ILN) together with Dr. Sharon Brewer, developing cyber-enabled instrumentation and resources for instructors anywhere in the world. I am also involved in natural products chemistry research using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) for structural determination and chemical analysis. I have investigated biologically-active metabolites from a diverse collection of sources including marine sponges, terrestrial plants, microorganisms, beef and dairy products.

Education

B.Sc. Biochemistry (SFU)
Ph.D. Marine Natural Products Chemistry (UBC)

Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
Prema, D.; Jensen, J.; Pilfold, J.L.; Turner, T.D.; Donkor, K.K.; *Cinel, B.; Church, J.S. "Rapid determination of n-6 and n-3 fatty acid ratios in cereal grains and forages by 1H NMR Spectroscopy." Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 2016, DOI: 10.1139/CJPS-2015-0302.

*Erasmus, D.J.; Brewer, S.E.; Cinel, B. "Integrating Bio-inorganic and Analytical Chemistry into an Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory." Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2015, 43(2), 121-125. DOI: 10.1002/bmb.20865

Prema, D.; Turner, T.D.; Jensen, J.; Pilfold, J.L.; Church, J.S.; Donkor, K.K.; *Cinel, B. "Rapid Determination of Total Conjugated Linoleic Acid Concentrations in Beef by 1H NMR Spectroscopy." Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 2015, 41, 54-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfca.2014.12.017

*Erasmus, D.J.; Brewer, S.E.; Cinel, B. "Assessing the Engagement, Learning, and Overall Experience of Students Operating an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with Remote Access Technology." Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2015, 43(1), 6-12. DOI: 10.1002/bmb.20838

Prema, D.; Pilfold, J.L.; Krauchi, J.; Church, J.S.; Donkor, K.K.; *Cinel, B. "Rapid Determination of Total Conjugated Linoleic Acid Content in Select Canadian Cheeses by 1H NMR Spectroscopy." Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, 2013, 61(41), 9915-9921.

*Brewer, S.E.; *Cinel, B.; Harrison, M.; Mohr, C.L. "Development and Transfer Credit Acceptance of First Year Chemistry Laboratory Courses for Distance Learners." The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013, 14(3), 488-507.

*Brewer, S.E.; *Cinel, B. "The BC-ILN Project: Results." In Moving the Lab Online: Situating the Online Laboratory Learning Experience for Future Success; Cancilla, Devon A.; Albon, Simon, Eds.; The Sloan Consortium, Inc.: Newburyport, MA, 2010.

Sturgeon, C.M.; Cinel, B.; Diaz-Marrero, A.R.; McHardy, L.M.; Ngo, M.; Andersen, R.J.; *Roberge, M. "Abrogation of ionizing radiation-induced G2 checkpoint and inhibition of nuclear export by Cryptocarya pyrones." Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, 2008, 61, 407-413. DOI 10.1007/s00280-007-0483-y

Employment History

Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University, 2014-present
Assistant Professor, Thompson Rivers University, 2002-2013
Instructor, Capilano College, 2001-2002

Courses Taught

First year: General Chemistry (CHEM 1500)
Second year: Organic Chemistry 1 and 2 (CHEM 2120/2220)
Third year: Advanced Organic Lecture/Lab (CHEM 3220/3240), Organic Spectroscopy (CHEM 3230)
Fourth year: Selected Topics in Organic Chem. (CHEM 4220), Advanced Organic Chem. Lab (CHEM 4420), Advanced Chemical Biology Lab (CHEM 4450), Directed Studies in Chemistry (CHEM 4480), Chemical Biology Honours (CHEM 4990)
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