Seminars

Held on Wednesdays from 1-2pm PT, 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! 

  • Know a speaker, or want to present at a CBR seminar? Contact Dr. Ed Conway (ed.conway@ubc.ca), Mira Milutinovic (mira.milutinovic@ubc.ca) or Kaitlyn Chuong (kaitlyn.chuong@ubc.ca).

See below for the seminar schedule. Recordings for select past seminars are also available below and on YouTube.

Upcoming Seminars

Date

Name Affiliation Title
Abstract Recording Host
February 21, 2024 Dr. Megan Levings UBC “Engineering Tregs for Tolerance Induction”   Dr. Hugh Kim
February 28, 2024 Dr. Hilla Weidberg UBC, Cell & Developmental Biology Research Group “Being at the wrong place at the wrong time- when mitochondrial proteins cannot reach their destination”   Dr. Hugh Kim

Past Seminars

Date Name Affiliation Title
Abstract Recording Host
January 24, 2024 Dr. Alan Lazarus University of Toronto “Innovative Strategies for Replacing IVIg in Autoimmune Disease: The Role of Fc Receptor Blockade” Red video icon

Dr. Ed Pryzdial

December 6, 2023 Dr. Kevin Wei UBC Zoology “The Genetics Backgrounds Shaping Genome Complexity and Developmental Processes.”  N/A

Dr. Chris Overall

November 22, 2023 Dr. Nabil Seidah University of Montreal The unexpected twists and turns of the proprotein convertases: targeting in cardiovascular diseases and cancer/metastasis.” Red video icon

Dr. Chris Overall

November 15, 2023 Dr. Kayla King UBC “Evolution and virulence in the symbiotic world.” N/A 

Dr. Chris Overall

November 8, 2023 Dr. Maria Tokuyama UBC “Interplay between endogenous retroviruses and inflammation.” Red video icon

Dr. Chris Overall

November 1, 2023 Dr. Liz Conibear UBC “A firehose for lipids: Bridge-like lipid transfer proteins at membrane contact sites.” N/A

Dr. Hugh Kim

October 25, 2023 Dr. Jessica Rosin UBC “New insights into immune regulation of development during the embryonic period. N/A 

Dr. Hugh Kim

October 18, 2023 Dr. Selena Sagan UBC “Calling the shots: micro(RNA)-management of viral infection” Red video icon

Dr. Chris Overall

October 4, 2023 Dr. Melina Messing UBC “Michael Page Award Ceremony & Presentation” Red video icon

Dr. Ross MacGillivray

September 20, 2023 Dr. Nathanael A. Caveney UBC “Imaging and Engineering Cytokine Signalling” N/A  
August 23, 2023 Bromme Lab UBC

“Novel protease-targeting treatment approaches in skeletal diseases, SARS-CoV2, and ideas about autoimmunity”

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  
July 26, 2023 Kizhakkedathu Lab UBC

“Bioengineering approaches to improve blood transfusion, combat antibiotic resistance, and treat inflammatory conditions”

N/A  
July 19, 2023 Pryzdial Lab UBC

“Targeting mechanisms in flu infection and psoriatic inflammation”

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July 5, 2023 Leitch Lab UBC

“Recent Advances in MDS Prognosis and Management,
with a Focus on Transfusional Iron Overload”

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June 21, 2023

Cheung Lab

UBC

“Strategies for spinal cord repair: in vitro model and microelectrodes”

N/A  
June 14, 2023 Foster Lab UBC

“Foster Lab projects: antigen presentation, metabolomics, and gender-affirming hormone therapy”

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June 7, 2023 Ma Lab UBC

“New Technologies to Study Biology at the Single Cell Level”

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March 29, 2023 Dr. Lori West University of Alberta

“ABO-Histocompatibility”: Organ Transplantation and ABO Blood Group”

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Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

March 15, 2023 Dr. William Sheffield Canadian Blood Services

“Transfusion and infusion strategies in murine hemorrhagic shock”

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Dr. Dana Devine

February 22, 2023 Dr. Andrew Shih University of British Columbia

“The British Columbia Provincial Blood Coordinating Office: Old Dog, New Tricks)”

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Dr. Dana Devine

January 18, 2023 Dr. Robert Campbell University of Utah

“Novel roles of platelets in infection and inflammation”

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Dr. Ed Conway

January 11, 2023 Dr. Scott Cooper University of Wisconsin La Crosse

“Platelets from 13-lined ground squirrels are resistant to cold storage lesions”

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Dr. Ed Conway

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
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

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  
September 14, 2022 Dr. Dirk Lange UBC “Combatting Bacterial Biofilms on Medical Devices – The Bane of Medicine” Red video icon

Dr. Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu