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Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

Federal funding boosts 25 UBC Faculty of Medicine research projects including one CBR member

Congratulations to Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu! His project is one of 25 Faculty of Medicine research projects who are receiving federal funding from the NSERC Discovery Research Program.

Norman Bethune Symposium 2024 – Celebrating Drs. Don Brooks & Dana Devine

Norman Bethune Symposium 2024 – Celebrating Drs. Don Brooks & Dana Devine

On April 18th, we held our 12th annual Norman Bethune Symposium, a renowned research event that gathers scientists, clinicians, healthcare professionals, and trainees to discuss advancements in the field of blood research.

Two CBR members are part of the interdisciplinary UBC team to train a new generation of immunoengineers

Two CBR members are part of the interdisciplinary UBC team to train a new generation of immunoengineers

An interdisciplinary UBC team led by Dr. Peter Zandstra has received $1.65 million in federal funding to train a new generation of immunoengineers to innovate, develop and deliver new immunoengineering technologies for commercialization.

Jefferies lab demonstrates potential of a novel cell-based immunotherapy for cancer

Jefferies lab demonstrates potential of a novel cell-based immunotherapy for cancer

A new study from the Jefferies lab highlights a promising, novel avenue for cancer immunotherapy using Type 2 innate lymphoid cells.

Welcome 2024 Summer Students!

Welcome 2024 Summer Students!

We are so excited to welcome 20 summer students to this year’s CBR-LSI Summer Studentship Program. Over the next four months, these students will take part in exciting workshops alongside their research projects.

Mourning the loss of Dr. Victor Blanchette (1945 – 2024)

Mourning the loss of Dr. Victor Blanchette (1945 – 2024)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Victor Blanchette, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto.

Artistic Expression: Showcasing Talent in the CBR Cover Art Contest

Artistic Expression: Showcasing Talent in the CBR Cover Art Contest

Congratulations to Eliana Al Haddad, Administrative Assistant, Jefferies Lab! Her entry was featured on the front cover of the April 2024 CBR Magazine.

CBR Magazine: April 2024

CBR Magazine: April 2024

The Centre for Blood Research (CBR) is excited to share the CBR Magazine: April 2024 issue!

CBR finishes 3rd at the 2024 Vancouver Sun Run

CBR finishes 3rd at the 2024 Vancouver Sun Run

The CBR team placed 3rd out of 51 teams in the 10K team results, education category. Congratulations, Team CBR!

Lay Science Writing Competition 2024 – Open!

Lay Science Writing Competition 2024 – Open!

The 2024 Canadian Blood Services’ Lay Science Writing Competition has launched and is open for submissions until Friday, June 14, 2024 at 11:59pm PT.