Awards

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Killing us with Sweetness: Understanding the Role of Protein Glycosylation in Bacteria-related Sepsis

A. baumannii infections cause ventilator-associated pneumonia and wound infections, leading to life-threatening bacteremia/sepsis. How does it resist the host’s immunological response?

Dr. Conway invited to co-lead a Canadian Network on Venous Thromboembolism

Dr. Conway invited to co-lead a Canadian Network on Venous Thromboembolism

Ed Conway, the Director of the UBC Centre for Blood Research (CBR), will co-lead the translational/basic science platform of a new national research network focused on venous thromboembolism (VTE) — the first such network in the world.

Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Matrix Metalloproteinases

Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Matrix Metalloproteinases

There were also talks on the development of protease inhibitors (small molecules, peptides and monoclonal antibodies) and how to apply this knowledge in translational research. The topics ranged from bench side to bed side and how these proteases modulate all aspects of biology and human diseases by precisely cutting specific portions of proteins to either activate or inactive them.

CBR Research Day 2015: In Review

CBR Research Day 2015: In Review

The annual CBR Research Day is held to celebrate the end of the Summer Studentship Program, wherein undergraduates embarked on a research project under the expert guidance of the CBR members. This year, the day began with enthusiastic summer students gathering

Over 30 nominations for the Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

Over 30 nominations for the Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

Only one month ago, the Centre for Blood Research announced a new award in honor of Neil Mackenzie, recognizing mentorship excellence in the CBR community.

Conference Reports: EuPA Annual Conference and MaxQuant Summer School

Conference Reports: EuPA Annual Conference and MaxQuant Summer School

The conference was a big success on both the scientific and the networking level. I was fortunate to secure a slot in one of the parallel sessions, where I could present our strategy on using TAILS N-terminomics to identify HPP “missing proteins” and our ongoing efforts to map the human heart N-terminome, fostering lively scientific discussions.

Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

CBR is proud to announce a new award: the Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award! In memory of Neil Mackenzie, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Bromme’s lab, who was an outstanding mentor to his students and colleagues, CBR has created an award to recognize our dedicated members’ who are making a difference in their labs. Mentorship […]

Kelly McNagny joins CDRD as a new Co-Scientific Director

Kelly McNagny joins CDRD as a new Co-Scientific Director

“We are very fortunate to have Dr. McNagny join the organization. His deep experience and scientific expertise, particularly in the area of stem cell biology will allow us to bring added value to our stakeholders. We have collaborated with him on individual projects for several years, and now look forward to having him take on this expanded role as a part of our Executive Team.”

Dr. Pryzdial gave Plenary Abstract Presentation at CSTM

Dr. Pryzdial gave Plenary Abstract Presentation at CSTM

Dr. Ed Pryzdial gave a Plenary Abstract Presentation at the Canadian Society for Blood Transfusion (CSTM) conference after winning one of the top two abstracts. Dr. Pryzdial’s talk was titled: “Production of infectious dengue virus by platelets”.

Dr. Dana Devine wins the CSTM ORTHO award

Dr. Dana Devine wins the CSTM ORTHO award

Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine (CSTM) ORTHO award recognized Dr. Devine for her longstanding research career in blood products, transfusion medicine, platelet biology, complement biochemistry, and coagulation.