Events

Who is Dr. Norman Bethune?

Who is Dr. Norman Bethune?

“I have an idea – I think we should organize an ambulant blood transfusion service.” Norman Bethune, 1936. The first CBR Norman Bethune Blood Transfusion Symposium opened in March 2012. Now, in 2015, the Symposium has grown to 200 attendees and will be happening on April 16, 2015! You can follow the Norman Bethune Symposium […]

“Protease Inhibitors in Drug Discovery” Conference Summary

“Protease Inhibitors in Drug Discovery” Conference Summary

Protease Inhibitors in Drug Discovery Conference was held on February 26-27, 2015 in San Diego, CA – hosted by GTCbio CBR members, Dr. Dieter Bromme and his postdoctoral fellow, Preety Panwar, attended the Protease Inhibitors in Drug Discovery Conference, where Preety presented her research on “Exosite inhibitors targeting cathepsin K in osteoporosis”. Her travel was […]

Michael Yuchi receives the 2014 Michael John Page PDF Award

Michael Yuchi receives the 2014 Michael John Page PDF Award

On Friday, October 17, 2014, at a well-attended ceremony at the Life Sciences Centre at UBC, the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and the Centre for Blood Research (CBR) presented the Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award to Dr. Michael Yuchi. Michael Yuchi was born in China, starting his science career at Fudan University, […]

2nd Year Anniversary for UBC Bleeding Disorders Collaboratory

2nd Year Anniversary for UBC Bleeding Disorders Collaboratory

The overarching goal of the UBC Bleeding Disorders Collaboratory (UBC-BDC), established in 2012,  is to bring together all of the key players involved in the care of individuals with bleeding disorders – clinicians, basic scientists, students at all levels, technicians, technologists, nurses, physiotherapists, orthopedists, and more – to  solve the urgent problems faced by patients. […]

Polymers join investigators at the CBR and the Freie Universiteit Berlin

Polymers join investigators at the CBR and the Freie Universiteit Berlin

On September 29-30, 2014, several CBR members, including Don Brooks, Jay Kizhakkedathu, Manu Thomas Kalathottukaren, Erika Siren, Yan Mei and Ed Conway were hosted by Drs. Rainer Haag and Marie Weinhart and their colleagues and students at the Frei Universiteit Berlin for a 2-day workshop on polymers. It was a terrifically stimulating and inspiring couple […]

CBR Summer Students Impress at Research Day

CBR Summer Students Impress at Research Day

On August 13, 2014, the Centre for Blood Research celebrated the end of the Summer Studentship Program with the annual CBR Research Day. Over 20 summer students who worked in labs and clinics throughout the CBR, described their work with poster and powerpoint presentations. For many, this was their first public speaking engagement, and with […]

CBR Postdoctoral Fellow Career Night

CBR Postdoctoral Fellow Career Night

The first CBR Postdoctoral Fellow Career Night, held June 17th, was a great hit! We were fortunate enough to be joined by 15 established industry guests of varying scientific backgrounds, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the event. Each guest had their own unique story and experience to share with the 25 Postdoctoral […]

3rd Annual Norman Bethune Symposium – a Great Success

3rd Annual Norman Bethune Symposium – a Great Success

On April 9, 2014, the CBR hosted the Norman Bethune Symposium, recognizing the self-less contributions to medicine made by Dr. Bethune in Canada, Spain and China in the 1920s and 1930s. The symposium this year, also marked the 10-year celebration of the official formation of the BC provincial programs in hemophilia at St. Paul’s Hospital […]

The 2013 Earl W. Davie Symposium Recap

The 2013 Earl W. Davie Symposium Recap

November 14, 2013 marked the 7th Annual Earl W. Davie Symposium, hosted by the CBR and sponsored by Novo Nordisk. It was a memorable event, hosted in the historic old Bank of Montreal building in downtown Vancouver, with over 180 attendees, a range of entertaining and stimulating speakers, excellent posters, delicious food and fine wine. […]