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 [...]

Transdifferentiating Astrocytes Into Neurons Using ASCL1 Functionalized With a Novel Intracellular Protein Delivery Technology

2018-11-21T00:00:00-08:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Research|

Robinson M, Fraser I, McKee E, Scheck K, Chang L, Willerth SM. Transdifferentiating Astrocytes Into Neurons Using ASCL1 Functionalized With a Novel Intracellular Protein Delivery Technology. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2018 Nov 21;6:173.DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2018.00173. eCollection 2018. View Abstract

Dr. Fabio Rossi and Dr. Judy Illes: A consensus is building on how to move forward on stem cells (Repost)

2018-11-04T00:00:00-07:00November 4th, 2018|Categories: News, Newsletter, Press|Tags: , , |

This is a re-post of the Op-Ed published in the Vancouver Sun, written by Dr. Fabio Rossi & Dr. Judy Illes (Updated: October 10, 2018) We collectively propose the formation of a stem cell provider registry program, in which those who enroll certify that they will adhere to the fundamental medical and ethical principles and values we describe. The registry would likely have to focus on the most common treatments, for example musculoskeletal health as a start. On Sept. 26, a small group representing both these communities from Canada and the U.S., as well as the government, gathered in Vancouver to [...]

Congratulations to Chris Turner (Granville Lab), who has been awarded the 2018 AWTRS (Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society) Young Investigator Award

2018-11-01T00:00:00-07:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Announcement, News|Tags: , , |

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Chris Turner (Granville Lab) was awarded the Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society (AWTRS) Young Investigator of the Year Award at the 2018 Cutaneous Biology Conference (Oct 29 - Nov 1, 2018) in Australia. Dr. Turner also received a 2018 BCREGMED Travel Award for his abstract, Granzyme K expressed by classically activated macrophages contributes to inflammation and impaired remodeling in burns, as well as a AWTRS Conference Travel Award for his exceptional work. Read more about the exciting research happening in the Granville Lab

NHLBI 70th Anniversary Lecture Features Dr. George Q. Daley, the dean of Harvard Medical School

2018-10-18T00:00:00-07:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Announcement, News|Tags: , , , |

NHLBI - 70 Years of Disocvery 2018 marks the 70th Anniversary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NHLBI began as the National Heart Institute on June 16, 1948, when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Heart Act. In 1969, the Institute expanded its mission (and name) to cover research on lung diseases, and in 1976, the Institute grew further to include blood disorders. To commemorate the Institute's 70th anniversary and showcase important investments in scientific research, NHLBI is featuring lectures throughout the year from prominent thought leaders representing areas of high scientific priority in heart, [...]

October is stem cell awareness month!

2018-10-12T00:00:00-07:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Announcement, News, Press|Tags: |

As part of stem cell awareness month the Stem Cell Network (SCN) has launched a new social media and outreach campaign using the hashtag #WeAreStemCells and the message: An investment in stem cell research is an investment in the future. This is our science. It’s Canada’s time! ! Their goal is to express to Canada’s Ministers of Science and Finance that our scientific community is outstanding and now is the time to provide stable and predictable funding for the Stem Cell Network. The success of this campaign depends on you - the more voices, the better!  You can participate by taking part [...]

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