Regenerative Medicine Cluster Initiative in BC

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Upcoming Events

UVic Biomedical Technology Industry Partnership Day

Date: November 3, 2017

Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Michele Pujol Room, Student Union Building University of Victoria Saanich, BC V8P 5C2

Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Research at the University of Victoria generate strong connections between university research and local business. UVic is the home of the first accredited undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering in Western Canada and this event is designed to showcase their innovative research and industry partnerships in biomedical research occurring in Victoria and the lower mainland. Our first ever Biomedical Technology-Industry Partnership day is open for the community, including students, faculty, local industry, and other interested parties.

FlowBC One-Day Meeting

Date: November 28, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 19:30

Location: BCCRC, 675 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC

On behalf of the FlowBC Meeting organizers we would like to invite you to join us at this one-day event to learn about flow cytometry, CyTof and other cell sorting techniques. FlowBC will be a great opportunity for anyone already using any of these technologies or considering to use them in the future. The talks will include an introduction to the resources that are available to you in different institutions in Vancouver and how these technologies can be applied to your research.

The deadline to sign up for this event is November 6th, 2017.

Past Events

Society of Leukocyte Biology (SLB) Annual Meeting

Start date: October 4, 2017

End date: October 5, 2017

Time: 8:00 - 17:00

Location: Vancouver, BC

Organized by: MedImmune and the National Institute on Aging at NIH


2nd International Conference on Stem Cells

Start date: September 27, 2017

End date: October 2, 2017

Location: Sheraton Rhodes Hotel, Rhodes, Greece

Dr. Fabio Rossi – Cellular networks in regeneration and degeneration

Generation of whole organ by interspecies organogenesis

Date: September 26, 2017

Time: 14:00-15:00

Location: Life Sciences Centre, LSC3, UBC, Vancouver, BC

The Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences presents a special seminar by Dr. Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, University of Tokyo.

Examining The Impact of Injury and Advanced Age On Dermal Progenitor Function

Date: September 22, 2017

Time: 16:00-17:00

Location: Biomedical Research Centre 2222 Health Sciences Mall Vancouver, BC

THE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTRE SEMINAR SERIES Presents Dr. Jeff Biernaskie, Ph.D., University of Calgary

2017 BD Horizon Global Flow Cytometry Seminar

Date: September 21, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 15:00 PM

Location: 7277 River Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 1X5

Join BD Biosciences for a seminar and see how the BD smart approach to panel design enables novices and experts alike to unlock the full potential of their research offered by innovations in flow cytometry systems.

Over the past 40 years, flow cytometry has come a long way. Once the exclusive domain of experts, advancements in optical and fluidic design, component miniaturization, digital electronics, intuitive software, and a wide range of new fluorochromes, have made flow analyzers and cell sorters more accessible to a new generation of scientists. Despite the advancements, multicolour panel design has remained virtually unchanged as today’s scientists continue to search for the best approach for their experiments, largely by trial and error.

Seminar: Endogenous DNA repair pathways for gene editing in human induced pluripotent stem cells

Date: September 14, 2017

Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Location: LIFE SCIENCES CENTRE, UBC Point Grey Campus

Dr. Knut Woltjen, Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University, Japan; Dept. of Life Science Frontiers, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University, Japan.

4th Ottawa International Conference on Neuromuscular Disease and Biology

Start date: September 7, 2017

End date: September 9, 2017

Location: Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontatio


Fabio Rossi -The role of stromal cells in neuromuscular disease

Conference of Metallurgists

Start date: August 27, 2017

End date: August 30, 2017

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver

BCREGMED Steering Committee Member Dr. Stephanie Willerth is being recognized as a Woman of Innovation at the conference!

Fundamental Science Review Town Hall Meeting – Naylor Report Discussion

Date: June 21, 2017

Time: 14:00-16:00

Location: Life Sciences Institute, Room LSC2, 2350 Health Sciences Mall, UBC Vancouver Point Grey Campus

You are invited to join Dr. Martha Crago, Vice President Research at Dalhousie University, and member of the Federal Science Review Panel, to UBC for a Town Hall to discuss the recent Naylor Report.

The event will be held on Wednesday, June 21st, from 2pm – 4pm in the Life Sciences Institute building on the Point Grey campus.  The Town Hall will be webcast, and we will have an interactive platform for Q&A.

Please register for the event here:
Contact Greg Martyn (604-827-1439 / [email protected]) if you have any questions about the Town Hall.

Centre for Heart Lung Innovation Seminar Series

Date: June 16, 2017

Time: 11:30 - 12:30

Location: Gourlay Conference Room, 1st Floor McDonald Building, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Sara S Nunes Vasconcelos, PhD
Engineering Microenvironments for Biological Discovery and Cardiovascular Regeneration

Tissue engineering is becoming increasingly successful at mimicking the authentic cell milieu. However, given its complexity, many challenges remain. Motivated by the need to generate alternative therapeutic avenues to treat cardiovascular diseases, Dr.Vasconcelos’ group is developing high fidelity, human micro-tissues as surrogate for cell biology studies and drug screening purposes as well as state-of-the-art approaches to improve the survival of transplanted human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for regenerative medicine applications.