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22nd Annual Lorne Proteomics Symposium

22nd Annual Lorne Proteomics Symposium

With CBR Travel Award, Nestor Solis, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Chris Overall at the CBR, attended the 22nd Annual Lorne Proteomics Symposium to discuss current trends in ‘omics research.

Novel Coating Layer to Prevent Medical Device Infections

Novel Coating Layer to Prevent Medical Device Infections

Dr. Kai Yu developed the best performing medical device coating for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

The Student Biotechnology Network (SBN).  Making your Biotech Goals a Reality.

The Student Biotechnology Network (SBN). Making your Biotech Goals a Reality.

Driven entirely by students and volunteers, this not-for-profit organization was founded to act as a helping hand for STEM graduates wanting to explore their career possibilities in industry.

Photo credit: Scott Meixner

Bee Research in the ‘omics Era: Unlocking a Troublesome Genome

Today, bees are facing many challenges, such as parasites and pesticides, and modern ‘omics technology has emerged as an excellent tool to help disentangle how complex interacting factors are affecting bee health.

The Quirks and Quarks of Vancouver Biotech

The Quirks and Quarks of Vancouver Biotech

While the arrival of Quark Venture promises new opportunities in the biotechnology industry, will its investments improve the longevity of biotech companies in Vancouver?

Notes from the Conway Chair…. January 2017

Notes from the Conway Chair…. January 2017

In 2017, the CBR looks to further reach out to the community, increasing awareness of the valuable work that is being done, and learning from those whom we aim to serve.

Surviving the Holidays!

Surviving the Holidays!

“It’s the most beautiful time of the year…”, and it’s true! Whether you are working or going away for the holidays, the holiday season brings a lot of joy and stress. Here’s a guide to help you get through the month of December.

UBC Postdoctoral Research Day – An Event hosted by the UBC Postdoctoral Association

UBC Postdoctoral Research Day – An Event hosted by the UBC Postdoctoral Association

The Executive Team of the UBC Postdoctoral Association put on the PDA Research Day on November 24, 2016 in the Life Sciences Centre. This day brings together postdocs from a wide range of disciplines to showcase their cutting edge research in a variety of projects at UBC.

The challenges of HIV research today: Interview with Richard Harrigan

The challenges of HIV research today: Interview with Richard Harrigan

Jenny Chik, a postdoctoral fellow in the Foster lab, got the opportunity to interview Dr. Richard Harrigan, Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Director of Research Laboratories at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS to discuss present challenges and future of HIV research.

Can Blood Bag Texture Affect Transfusion Safety?

Can Blood Bag Texture Affect Transfusion Safety?

Narges Hadjesfandiari discovered a simple way to significantly improve platelet transfusion safety, which will impact patients who suffer from low platelet levels that happen in severe trauma, serious infections, and cancer.