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Joining forces to improve blood research in Canada

Joining forces to improve blood research in Canada

Partnership with Canadian Blood Services and UBC’s Centre for Blood Research helps train the next generation of blood scientists.

Q&A with Dr. Stefanie Mak, Recipient of the 2020 Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

Q&A with Dr. Stefanie Mak, Recipient of the 2020 Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

We chatted with Stefanie about her experiences in mentorship, the importance of being a mentor, and important qualities that mentors can carry forward into their work.

Nobel Prize Series Introduction: Pomp and Circumstance?

Nobel Prize Series Introduction: Pomp and Circumstance?

Just like the Oscars (and basically every award), the Nobel Prize is not without its criticisms and controversies.

Fast and Furious: Targeting “nitro(gen) boosts” in a deadly bacterium for next-generation antimicrobials

Fast and Furious: Targeting “nitro(gen) boosts” in a deadly bacterium for next-generation antimicrobials

What if bacteria also had the ability to use nitrogen for a “boost”? Alford et al. recently examined the role of a two-component system called NtrBC in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Dr. Norman Bethune – A leading figure in transfusion medicine

Dr. Norman Bethune – A leading figure in transfusion medicine

Dr. Norman Bethune (1890-1939) was a Canadian physician who promoted universal access to health care and created the first mobile blood collection and distribution system, the precursor to MASH units.

Reflections of a CBR-SBME Summer Student: Remote Research in the Time of COVID-19

Reflections of a CBR-SBME Summer Student: Remote Research in the Time of COVID-19

To say that the past few months have been “challenging” would be a hefty understatement.

Earl W. Davie: 1927-2020

Earl W. Davie: 1927-2020

Dr. Davie was best known for his work in blood coagulation, having published a seminal paper with Oscar Ratnoff in 1964 describing the “waterfall” sequence of coagulation.

Australian & New Zealand Society for Immunology 2019 in Adelaide, Australia

Australian & New Zealand Society for Immunology 2019 in Adelaide, Australia

Thanks to a travel award from UBC’s Centre for Blood Research (CBR), I was thrilled to attend the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology 48th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASI 2019) in Adelaide, Australia.

Identifying Patients At Risk of Severe Complications Using Sequencing Technology

Identifying Patients At Risk of Severe Complications Using Sequencing Technology

Dr. Bob Hancock, UBC Killam professor, will use genomic methods to identify which patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of developing life-threatening sepsis.