Held weekly, CBR seminars feature insightful scientific talks, with speakers from a range of clinical, industry and academic backgrounds.

April 20, 2022 update: Starting in June 2022, our CBR summer seminars will be held in a hybrid format in LSC3, from 1PM – 2PM PT!

  • Starting June 2022: CBR seminars will be held in a hybrid format from 1PM – 2PM PT on Wednesdays, in LSC3 and via Zoom.
  • Know a speaker, or want to present at a CBR seminar? Contact Dr. Dana Devine (, Dr. Parvin Bolourani ( or Mira Milutinovic (

Select recordings of CBR seminars are available for viewing below and on YouTube.

Date Name Affiliation Title
Abstract Recording Host
September 14, 2022 Dr. Dirk Lange UBC “Combatting Bacterial Biofilms on Medical Devices – The Bane of Medicine” Red video icon Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu
October 6, 2022


2022 Michael John Page Postdoctoral Fellow Award

Dr. Miffy Hok Yan Cheng UBC “Passing the shuttlecock around: How the bounces in my career helped me to achieve science excellency” Red video icon  
November 16, 2022 Dr. Ruchika Goel SIU School of Medicine, John Hopkins University, ImpactLife Blood Services “Big Data Applications in Transfusion Medicine, Silos No More” Red video icon Dr. Ed Pryzdial
November 30, 2022 Dr. Celina Montemayor Medical Officer; Medical, Laboratory and Stem Cell Services, Canadian Blood “Banking With Precision: The Future of Genomics in Transfusion” N/A Dr. Dana Devine
January 11, 2023 Dr. Scott Cooper University of Wisconsin La Crosse “Platelets from 13-lined ground squirrels are resistant to cold storage lesions” Red video icon Dr. Ed Conway
January 18, 2023 Dr. Robert Campbell University of Utah “Novel roles of platelets in infection and inflammation” Red video icon Dr. Ed Conway
February 22, 2023 Dr. Andrew Shih University of British Columbia “The British Columbia Provincial Blood Coordinating Office: Old Dog, New Tricks)” Red video icon Dr. Dana Devine
March 15, 2023 Dr. William Sheffield Canadian Blood Services “Transfusion and infusion strategies in murine hemorrhagic shock” Red video icon Dr. Dana Devine
March 29, 2023 Dr. Lori West University of Alberta “ABO-Histocompatibility”: Organ Transplantation and ABO Blood Groups   Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu