The NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural NMIN Postdoctoral Awards: Dr. Noorjahan Aibani and Dr. Jayesh Kulkarni. Details about both recipients and their research plans follow below. The awardees were selected by the members of NMIN’s Research Management Committee, based on the applicants’ qualifications, as well as the quality of the proposed research projects…
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More than a dozen “rapid response” research projects have been launched by Genome B.C. aimed at improving COVID-19 virus and antibody detection, and accelerating the development of treatments and vaccines. Zabrina Brumme and Christopher Lowe are heading a collaboration aimed at creating a test that will not only reveal whether or not the virus is present in a patient, but…
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bioLytical Laboratories Inc., a world leader in rapid diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, is pleased to announce that its CEO, Livleen Veslemes, was recognized as the Change Maker of the Year in the BCBusiness Women of the Year Awards. The awards honour women leaders throughout the province of British Columbia. According to BCBusiness, “Everyone knows that BC is home to…
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Gabrielle Booth, a third year student in the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering Biomechanics and Biomaterials research stream, has been awarded the J. Fred Muir Memorial Scholarship in Engineering. The scholarship was established through a bequest in memory of J. F. Muir by Lillian Muir. It is offered to engineering students who have been recommended by the Faculty of Applied…
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Five research teams at the University of British Columbia are collectively receiving $2.3 million in federal funding for research to help tackle the COVID-19 outbreak. The teams, led by UBC researchers Horacio Bach, Artem Cherkasov, Eric Jan, Jeffrey Joy and Dr. James Russell, are working on developing and implementing measures to rapidly detect, neutralize, manage, and reduce the transmission of…
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Julia Hudea, a fourth-year student in the UBC mechanical engineering program’s biomedical concentration, has been awarded the Geyer Family Award in Biomedical Engineering. The award is curated by the UBC School of Biomedical Engineering and recognizes biomedical engineering undergraduate students “with an entrepreneurial spirit, an interest in the local biomedical engineering industry and demonstrated leadership and communication skills.” Hudea is…
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Three Faculty of Medicine researchers — Drs. Zachary Laksman, Bruce Verchere and Tim Kieffer — have collectively received more than $1.6M from the Stem Cell Network (SCN) to advance their work in stem cell and regenerative medicine research. The SCN investment, which will advance research collaborations across the country, aims to translate stem cell-based therapies from bench to bedside for…
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Life Sciences Institute (LSI) Director Dr. Josef Penninger and Principal Investigator Dr. François Jean are principal applicants on two separate grants funded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding competition. Results were announced today as part of Canada’s emergency efforts to accelerate the development, testing and implementation of medical and social…
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Yue Qian could only look on, feeling helpless, as COVID-19 ravaged her home city of Wuhan—the epicentre of an outbreak that has killed more than 3,000 people and infected more than 90,000 globally. “When the quarantine was first issued, I was so worried,” says Qian, an assistant professor in the UBC department of sociology. “I was desperately trying to connect…
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