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Dr. Natalie Strynadka Chosen as 2018 Biophysical Society of Canada Fellow

Dr. Natalie Strynadka Chosen as 2018 Biophysical Society of Canada Fellow

Dr. Strynadka recently received the honour of being chosen as the 2018 Fellow of the Biophysical Society of Canada (BSC). She will receive this award at the 4th Annual Biophysical Society meeting, held on May 22-25, 2018 in Vancouver, BC.

Using Human Kidney Organoids to Model Disease

Using Human Kidney Organoids to Model Disease

There is an urgent need for curative therapies to treat kidney failure. The laboratories of Dr. Kelly M. McNagny and Dr. Benjamin S. Freedman have demonstrated that human kidney organoids grown in a culture dish can accurately model kidney development and disease. This technology is promising for expediting future kidney research.

59th American Society of Hematology Meeting and Exposition

59th American Society of Hematology Meeting and Exposition

With support provided by a CBR Post-Doc Travel Award, Jennifer Grants, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Karsan Lab, had the opportunity to attend the 59th American Society of Hematology Meeting from December 9th to 12th in Atlanta, GA.

To Transfuse or not to Transfuse?

To Transfuse or not to Transfuse?

Thanks to their dramatic lifesaving effects, blood transfusions have become commonplace in modern medicine. However, do transfusions actually improve patient outcomes under the existing standards and procedures?

2017-2018 CBR Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Associate Travel Awards

2017-2018 CBR Postdoctoral Fellow & Research Associate Travel Awards

Annually, the Centre for Blood Research offers five travel awards to Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates to help make travel to conferences and academic events more feasible. Find out more about the 2017-2018 award recipients.

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.

CBR Visits STEMCELL Technologies

CBR Visits STEMCELL Technologies

Recently, a lucky group of 26 PhD students and postdocs from the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) attended an all-inclusive tour of STEMCELL technologies to check out the facility, network, and learn what a career with a biotech company could look like.

Winner of the door decorating contest: Scott Lab!

CBR Celebrates the Holidays!

The CBR welcomed the holidays in style this year with the lively annual holiday potluck, infamous gift exchange, and a competitive door decorating contest. See photos of the contest entries and find out the winner!

Can Temperature Modulation be the Answer to Extending Platelet Shelf Life?

Can Temperature Modulation be the Answer to Extending Platelet Shelf Life?

The most common cause of having to discard units of platelets is the short storage life of platelet concentrates. Researchers have proposed an alternative storage condition for platelets in the hopes of extending platelet shelf life.

Earl Davie Symposium 2017: In Review

Earl Davie Symposium 2017: In Review

The 11th annual Earl W. Davie Symposium was a great success! Celebrating the eminent career of Dr. Earl Davie, this annual symposium honours the achievements of a pivotal figure in medicine. This year, Dr. Davie was joined by researchers, students, healthcare professionals, patients, and industry representatives at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Center.