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

Seminars are held in a hybrid format in LSC3 and via Zoom, from 1PM – 2PM PT!

  • Know a speaker, or want to present at a CBR seminar? Contact Dr. Ed Conway (, Mira Milutinovic ( or Kaitlyn Chuong (

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 Red video icon Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu
June 7, 2023 Ma Lab UBC “New Technologies to Study Biology at the Single Cell Level” Red video icon  
June 14, 2023 Foster Lab UBC “Foster Lab projects: antigen presentation, metabolomics, and gender-affirming hormone therapy” Red video icon  
June 21, 2023

Cheung Lab

UBC “Strategies for spinal cord repair: in vitro model and microelectrodes” N/A  
July 5, 2023 Leitch Lab UBC “Recent Advances in MDS Prognosis and Management,
with a Focus on Transfusional Iron Overload”
Red video icon  
July 19, 2023 Pryzdial Lab UBC “Targeting mechanisms in flu infection and psoriatic inflammation” Red video icon  
July 26, 2023 Kizhakkedathu Lab UBC “Bioengineering approaches to improve blood transfusion, combat antibiotic resistance, and treat inflammatory conditions” N/A  
August 16, 2023 Dr. Shokrollah Elahi University of Alberta “Beyond the gas cargo: Immunological Properties of Erythroid Progenitors/precursors in Physio-pathological Conditions” N/A  
August 23, 2023 Bromme Lab UBC “Novel protease-targeting treatment approaches in skeletal diseases, SARS-CoV2, and ideas about autoimmunity” N/A  
September 20, 2023 Dr. Nathanael A. Caveney UBC “Imaging and Engineering Cytokine Signalling” N/A  
October 4, 2023 Michael Page Awardee CBR “Michael Page Award Presentation”    

Dr. Ross MacGillivray