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Dana Devine appointed Editor-in-Chief of Vox Sanguinis

Dana Devine appointed Editor-in-Chief of Vox Sanguinis

We are pleased to announce that Professor Dana Devine, a founding member of the CBR, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC, and the VP Medical, Scientific & Research Affairs at the Canadian Blood Services, has been appointed Editor-in Chief of Vox Sanguinis, effective in 2012. Vox Sanguinis, the official journal of the International […]

2011 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Awards to CBR members

2011 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Awards to CBR members

Congratulations are extended to CBR members and students who were recognized for meritorious achievements in 2011 by the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Annual Awards ceremony in Vancouver on May 27. Their efforts represent the highest quality in research, education and clinical care and we applaud them. Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu received […]

Tribute to Mike Nesheim

Tribute to Mike Nesheim

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael E. Nesheim, Professor of Biochemistry at Queen’s University Mike was well known to many of us at the Centre for Blood Research as a friend, colleague and mentor. He was a truly unique individual who was always excited to consider concepts outside of […]

Next generation of transfusion scientists

Next generation of transfusion scientists

The annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Transfsuion Medicine (CSTM) was held this year in Toronto. This conference is a unique forum in which all the leading players in transfusion medicine from across the country, gather to discuss all aspects of the discipline, from novel research developments to innovative approaches for clinical care. Canadian […]

The CBR opens its doors for undergraduate summer students

The CBR opens its doors for undergraduate summer students

The beginning of May marks an exciting point in the lives of many fortunate students who have been provided a hands-on opportunity to spend 4 months in research labs and clinics in their fields of interest. Appreciating the importance of investing in the development of our future scientists, CBR Principal Investigators throughout UBC have created […]

CBR Co-sponsors LSI-GSA Annual Research Day

CBR Co-sponsors LSI-GSA Annual Research Day

The LSI-GSA is excited to present the Fifth Annual Research Day on Friday, March 11, 2011.  In the spirit of Celebrate Research Week at UBC, we have organized a great opportunity to showcase the cutting-edge research taking place at the LSI, build connections and collaborations and award the research achievements of graduate and undergraduate students […]

Bayer Canada Supports CBR Summer Student Program

Bayer Canada Supports CBR Summer Student Program

The CBR is pleased to announce that Bayer Canada has awarded the CBR an unrestricted Medical Education Grant of $25,000 to support 5 summer students to work in labs or clinics under the supervision of CBR Principal Investigators. This provides a unique and wonderful opportunity for our CBR members to enthusiastically encourage those students interested […]

Mapping protein-protein interactions is critical for deciphering complex cellular functions that are important in health and disease. Identifying key components in these networks may lead to the development of novel and more effective therapies.

Protein-protein interaction maps: The Kast lab devises novel approaches to analyze the vast amounts of data

Mapping protein-protein interactions is critical for deciphering complex cellular functions. For this reason, high performance mass spectrometers have been developed, allowing investigators to analyze hundreds of thousands of peptides from thousands of proteins. There is, however, a stumbling block: The ability to generate data in proteomic experiments far outstrips the ability to analyze it. As […]

Dr. Ray Rezaie

Blood and guts:  McNagny’s team identifies novel pathways involved in inflammatory bowel disease

Blood and guts: McNagny’s team identifies novel pathways involved in inflammatory bowel disease

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that is increasing in prevalence, and is characterized by weight loss, diarrhea, bleeding and fever. The disorder features invasion of the intestinal wall with the white blood cells, distortion of normal glanduloar structures, and multiple abscesses. Although it is known that altered regulation of the immune response […]