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CBR Blood Labs Outreach Program: Sparking Curiosity

CBR Blood Labs Outreach Program: Sparking Curiosity

The CBR is actively engaged in outreach activities with high school students to broaden their scope of knowledge and provide them with some insight on the life of a scientist.

CBR Members Receive Recognition & Awards

CBR Members Receive Recognition & Awards

Congratulations! A CBR Team from the McNagny and Rossi labs received 2nd place at the LSI Start-Up Competition 2017. Dr. Strynadka received a Jacob Biely Award and Dr. Conway was renewed as the Canada Research Chair in Endothelial Cell Biology.

CRISPR Technology: Officially Off-Limits?

CRISPR Technology: Officially Off-Limits?

Some predict that there would be a series of innovation bottlenecks now that CRISPR-Cas9 is patented. Indeed, the CRISPR battle has already altered the direction of several biotechnology companies.

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.