Awards

Dr. Leonard Foster Receives UBC Killam Research Prize

Dr. Leonard Foster Receives UBC Killam Research Prize

Dr. Leonard Foster, Director of the Centre for High-Throughput Biology, and an Investigator with the Centre for Blood Research, has been awarded a highly prestigious UBC Killam Research Prize, recognizing his outstanding research and scholarly contributions.

The CBR Rises to the Top in UBC 3 Minute Thesis Competition

The CBR Rises to the Top in UBC 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Diana Canals from the CBR was victorious over other excellent contestants from many UBC Departments and won the second place at the UBC 3MT Finals! This is the first year that the CBR hosted a 3MT Heat.

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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.”