Profiles

Rhys Watson enjoying the outdoors

Profile: Rhys Watson

Rhys participated in the CBR Job Shadow Program back in February 2017, working closely with Bryan Lin and Frank Lee, PhD candidates from the Pryzdial lab. Read on to find out more about Rhys, his learning experience at CBR, and his advice in engaging with people living with Hemophilia A.

ECOSCOPE: Engaging the Next Generation of Academic Entrepreneurs

ECOSCOPE: Engaging the Next Generation of Academic Entrepreneurs

If you are like me, exploring a world outside of academia, namely, a career in the biotechnology industry, is very appealing. ECOSCOPE is UBC’s first training program that tries to bridge the gap between research, training, and innovation within the start-up space by promoting opportunities for grad students to work with founders on R&D projects.

Meet the Researcher: Dr. Ed Pryzdial

Meet the Researcher: Dr. Ed Pryzdial

Prof. Ed Pryzdial was one of the first people that I met when I joined the Centre for Blood Research (CBR). Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Ed, and discovered that he has very sage, while at the same time humorous, wisdom that makes you want to sit and listen for hours, if he lets you!

Meet the Researcher: Dr. Edward M. Conway

Meet the Researcher: Dr. Edward M. Conway

From the Canadian Blood Services RED blog series, “Meet the Researcher,” Geraldine Walsh caught up with Dr. Ed Conway, the director of the Centre for Blood Research at the University of British Columbia and a Canadian Blood Services adjunct scientist.

Not Just a Royal Disease

Not Just a Royal Disease

George Stephenson has been living with mild haemophilia all of his life. George’s life was dramatically impacted by the disorder, as he explained during his speech at the 2017 Earl Davie Symposium. I was honoured to sit down with George after the symposium for an interview about his opinion on haemophilia and the medical field in general.

Meet the Researcher: Mark Scott

Meet the Researcher: Mark Scott

From the Canadian Blood Services RED blog series, “Meet the Researcher,” Fennie Easton van der Graaf, an undergraduate researcher at the University of British Columbia, chatted with Dr. Mark Scott, Canadian Blood Services’ senior scientist and a pioneer in immunocamouflage of cells to prevent their detection by the immune system.

Interview with Dr. Ross MacGillivray, CBR Founding Director

Interview with Dr. Ross MacGillivray, CBR Founding Director

Recently, Dr. Ross MacGillivray, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and one of the founding members of the CBR, retired after almost 37 years of work and dedication. We interviewed him about his experience and asked him about his retirement plans.

CBR Member Profile: Deb Chen

CBR Member Profile: Deb Chen

Deb has been an integral member of the CBR in the Devine Lab since 2012 and has been involved in numerous activities. Read on to find out more about Deb’s insights regarding her academic journey and what she has been up to during her time at the CBR.

Health and Wellness Committee Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary!

Health and Wellness Committee Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary!

The Health and Wellness Committee works to support all aspects of health among the CBR members. The committee is looking for new recruits to join in planning and organizing Health and Wellness activities throughout the coming year!

The Human Proteome Organization presented Dr. Christopher Overall with the Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award at the 16th HUPO World Congress, held in Dublin, Ireland, from September 17 to 21, 2017

Dr. Chris Overall wins 2017 HUPO Award

The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) recognized Dr. Chris Overall for his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the field of proteomics. Congratulations to Dr. Overall and his team on winning the 2017 Discovery in Proteomic Sciences Award!