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Leonard Foster awarded the 2017 Genome BC Award

Leonard Foster awarded the 2017 Genome BC Award

This award honours an individual in B.C. whose work has had a significant impact on advancing the fields of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics or systems biology.

CIHR Fiasco… What Now?

CIHR Fiasco… What Now?

In order to reduce costs, safeguard from potential reviewer bias and guarantee a larger number of reviewers per grant, Dr. Beaudet, the current CIHR president, eliminated the face-to-face peer review and replaced it with an anonymous online system.

Canadian Foundation for Innovation Awards

Canadian Foundation for Innovation Awards

Congratulations to the CBR Principal Investigators for receiving the John R. Evans Leaders Fund!

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.