Monthly Archives: December 2018

Save the date! Summer by Design 2019 workshop at UofT July 6-21, 2019

2018-12-20T00:00:00-08:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Announcement|

We are happy to announce that the Summer by Design 2010 workshop at the University of Toronto will run from July 6-21, 2019. The workshop is offered by Medicine by Design in partnership with CCRM and the Rotman School of Management. They will again be seeking high-performing, international applicants from their university partners. The Summer by Design workshop is focused on helping PhD and postdoctoral fellows to advance their understanding of how to translate and commercialize regenerative medicine research. Details and application information will be available in early 2019 on their web site: In the meantime, please mark your calendars [...]

USC Trainee Exchange

2018-12-18T00:00:00-08:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , |

BCREGMED is proud to have sponsored our first student exchange with the University of Southern California. Christopher Luc (UVIC) recounts his experiences in the lab of Dr. Min Yu, Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Southern California. This December I was given the opportunity by BCRegMed to travel to Los Angeles and exchange with the lab of Dr. Min Yu, Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Southern California. I was introduced to the work Dr. Yu conducts through the BCRegMed virtual symposium, where I learned of her work [...]

BCREGMED Winter Newsletter

2018-12-18T00:00:00-08:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: News|

Our final quarterly newsletter of 2019 is out! Check it out here The Winter newsletter features some great original content from our Trainee Steering Committee, exciting announcements and important dates for regenerative medicine events in 2019. Don't miss out, subscribe (form at the bottom of the page) and get it delivered right to your inbox.

Project Coordinator

2018-12-15T00:00:00-08:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Job Post|Tags: , , , , |

Temporary Full-Time (1.00 FTE) Start Date: January 15, 2019 End Date: January 14, 2020 Vancouver, BC Duties/Accountabilities: Participates in multiple projects and programs of multi-year projects; participates in initiatives in project management research, methodology, design, planning, implementation, integration, evaluation and ongoing monitoring. Arranges meetings and travel involved in planning and construction of grant applications; is responsible that minutes for such meetings are taken and distributed to attendees; follows up on action items in minutes. Prepares and arranges supporting documents such as budgets and budget justifications, certificates for animal colony work and ethical approvals for patient-related grants and biohazard approvals. Assists the [...]

An interview with Dr. Connie Eaves

2018-12-14T00:00:00-08:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter, Trainee Steering Committee|Tags: , |

Earlier this year, at the meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) in Australia, I had the chance to listen to Dr. Connie Eaves, Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Distinguished Scientist at the Terry Fox Laboratory of the British Columbia Cancer Agency, as she delivered the Tobias Award Lecture, presenting the foundational work her lab has generated in the field of leukemogenesis over the last 40 years. This year alone, on top of ISSCR's Tobias Award, she was awarded the E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize of the American Society of [...]

Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Partnership (BEEP) Day

2018-12-14T00:00:00-08:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter, Trainee Steering Committee|Tags: , , , |

This past November 2nd 2018, the Centre for Biomedical Research (CBR) at the University of Victoria (UVic), hosted the 2nd Annual Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Partnership Day, also known as BEEP Day in the Student Union Building at UVic. This event brings together startups and industry representatives with members from biomedical engineering programs across British Columbia to showcase share their work, vision, research, and goals, fostering the development of networks and partnerships between these parties. This year’s BEEP Day recruited over 160 attendees, all with very diverse backgrounds, including faculty members, students, and researchers who expressed their excitement by actively participating in [...]

Facial nerve regeneration using olfactory stem cells and hydrogels

2018-12-14T00:00:00-08:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter, Trainee Steering Committee|

Olfactory stem cells (OSCs) are neural stem cells found in the olfactory mucosa which have shown promising regenerative potential in spinal cord injury models by promoting axonal growth when engrafted into the injured area. Recently in a study published in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, a team from Nagoya University (Japan) set to investigate the regenerative potential of olfactory stem cells in facial nerve injury, one of the most common complications of temporal bone trauma. The research team obtained OSCs from dissected neonatal olfactory mucosa and cultured the isolated cells in ultra-low attachment plates, leading to the formation of olfactory spheres. These [...]

Careers Column – An Interview with Keith Mewis (AbCellera Biologics)

2018-12-14T00:00:00-08:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Newsletter, Trainee Steering Committee|Tags: , , , , |

Name: Keith Mewis Job title: Scientist, Robotics and Automation Company: AbCellera Biologics Describe a typical day in your position? What are some of your day-to-day activities? Our workflow is very high-throughput, so most of our molecular biology reactions are set up massively in parallel in 96W, 384W or 1536W plates. I'm in charge of the automation and labware robotics for the Molecular Biology team, so my day-to-day activities usually involve a combination of programming and testing new protocols on the robots, as well as using the robots for production of antibodies. I'm also responsible for training my colleagues to use the [...]

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