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The Inaugural Systems Immunology Conference at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

The Inaugural Systems Immunology Conference at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural meeting on Systems Immunology at the beautiful Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) campus in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening 2019 (SLAS 2019): 2-6 February 2019

Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening 2019 (SLAS 2019): 2-6 February 2019

SLAS2019 was one of the most innovative, relevant and forward-thinking life science and technology research conferences I have attended.

Secret Lives of CBR Researchers:  Episode 3. Melanie Dostert

Secret Lives of CBR Researchers: Episode 3. Melanie Dostert

Melanie Dostert is a second year PhD student studying biofilm associated antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. When she is not doing awesome science in the lab, Melanie spends much of her free time playing the violin in the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra (VPO).

From Scientists to Dragons

From Scientists to Dragons

Friday, July 26th, a fine summer day at 29 degrees Celsius, we saw more than 40 of our CBR & SBME members travel to Granville Island for a fun afternoon that would set the tone for their weekend.

Dr. Edward Conway (left) presenting Dr. Georgina Butler (right) with the Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award. Photo Credit: Kitty Liu

2019 Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award

The Neil Mackenzie Mentorship Excellence Award is given annually to a Centre for Blood Research (CBR) member in memory of Dr. Neil Mackenzie, a former postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Dieter Brömme’s lab.

CBR Research Day 2019

CBR Research Day 2019

Have you ever wanted to learn about the cryopreservation of red blood cells using novel polymers or the future of skin cancer detection? How about social media tips or how many chop sticks get thrown out in Vancouver every year?

CBR-SBME Summer Students Visit AbCellera!

CBR-SBME Summer Students Visit AbCellera!

In the growing field of immunotherapy, it may turn out that we as human beings might hold the cure for dementia or HIV.

Metaling with Chelation Therapy: Reducing Transfusion-Associated Iron Toxicity with Conjugated Drugs

Metaling with Chelation Therapy: Reducing Transfusion-Associated Iron Toxicity with Conjugated Drugs

Beta-thalassemias are a group of inherited blood disorders caused by a decrease in beta hemoglobin chains that can result in severe anemia, reduced oxygen supply to tissues, failure to thrive, and death.

Where Will Your Future Take You? Career Night 2019 Gives Students and Postdocs Insights Into Science Careers

Where Will Your Future Take You? Career Night 2019 Gives Students and Postdocs Insights Into Science Careers

On June 13, the Centre for Blood Research and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology teamed up to host another successful career night for UBC students, postdocs and staff.

A Plug for the Leaky Pipeline

A Plug for the Leaky Pipeline

Prof. Strickland was awarded the Nobel Prize for her Doctoral thesis work on chirped pulse amplification, a methodology now used in corrective eye surgery and medical imaging.