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Grifols is a leading supporter of education at the CBR

Grifols is a leading supporter of education at the CBR

In the past 2 years, Grifols (formerly Talecris Biotherapeutics) has led the way in contributing unrestricted funds to support our undergraduate summer students participating in research in CBR labs and clinics, the CBR weekly seminar series, and the recently established Collaborative Translational Training Awards program. Through the efforts of this extraordinarily dedicated partner, numerous students […]

Désiré Collen CBR/UBC Fellowship in Hemostasis-Thrombosis

Désiré Collen CBR/UBC Fellowship in Hemostasis-Thrombosis

We are pleased to announce that Professor Dr. Désiré Collen has kindly donated $50,000 to the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) to support a Translational Research Fellowship in Hemostasis-Thrombosis. The awardee is Dr. Erica Peterson, a UBC/VGH hematology fellow. Désiré Collen received his MD and PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Leuven, Belgium. His […]

Chris Overall receives Life Time Achievement Award in Proteolysis

Chris Overall receives Life Time Achievement Award in Proteolysis

Professor Chris Overall was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award for Outstanding contributions to the field of Proteolysis by the International Proteolysis Society at its General Meeting in San Diego in October 2011. This prestigious award, presented at the premier meeting for proteases, recognizes Dr. Overall’s major contributions to the field. Amongst these, he has […]

Earl Davie Symposium 2011

Earl Davie Symposium 2011

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Challenging dogma: Jefferies and colleagues uncover new insights into the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Challenging dogma: Jefferies and colleagues uncover new insights into the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the changes in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).  A UBC team led by CBR investigator Dr. Wilf Jefferies has performed studies in mice and humans that challenge current dogma and reveal new ideas as to the underlying cause of the brain dysfunction. They show […]

Jay Kizhakkedathu and colleagues play with plastics – bending and stretching

Jay Kizhakkedathu and colleagues play with plastics – bending and stretching

CBR investigator, Jay Kizhakkedathu, recently honoured with a Career Investigator Award by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, has teamed up Srikantha Phani, Canada Research Chair in Dynamics of Lattice Materials and Devices to develop a novel protocol for grafting nanoscale polymer chains to the surface of PVC film.  The coated PVC acquires the […]

From left to right: Susan Kainer and Cathy Heath from Pfizer Canada, Dr. Michael Barnett, Clinical Professor and Head, UBC Division of Hematology, and Dr. Agnes Lee, Medical Director, Thrombosis Program, Associate Professor, UBC Division Hematology. Both are members of the CBR.

Pfizer Awards Thrombosis Research Fellowship

UBC’s Division of Hematology and Centre for Blood Research are grateful to Pfizer Canada for their generous gift of $174,000 to support the Thrombosis Research Fellowship Program. Under the leadership of CBR member, Dr. Agnes Lee, the Thrombosis Clinic at VGH sees more than 850 patients annually for blood clotting conditions, serves as an education […]

Second Annual CBR Research Day

Second Annual CBR Research Day

On August 18, 2011, over 120 students, staff and faculty from the CBR gathered at the Life Sciences Centre at UBC for a stimulating afternoon of science and socializing. All the reserach themes and core facilities of the CBR were well represented from the most fundamental labs to the clinic. Summer students and their ever-supportive […]

Shannon Jackson wins Pfizer Research Award

Shannon Jackson wins Pfizer Research Award

The deposit of cholesterol and inflammatory cells within arteries is termed atherosclerosis and is the leading cause of death in Canada. The endothelium is a protective surface on the arteries that if disturbed can increase the risk of developing atherosclerosis and its complications including heart attacks and strokes. Early studies suggest that patients with the […]

Don Brooks to lead UBC’s Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC)

Don Brooks to lead UBC’s Support Programs to Advance Research Capacity (SPARC)

On September 1, 2011, Professor Don Brooks, a founding member of the CBR, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Professor of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science, will step down from his position as UBC’s Associate Vice President, Research and International. In this capacity over the past 10 years, […]