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Register now for Technological Platforms for Cell Therapy @ SFU

2019-01-25T00:00:00-08:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Announcement, News|

SFU, Centre for Cell Biology, Development, and Disease (C2D2) & BCRegMed are proud to sponsor Technological Platforms for Cell Therapy, at Simon Fraser University on March 6th, 2019. This event will bring together individuals in the BC RegMed community that are involved in cell therapy and will highlight technologies within the community for the advancement of cell therapy. The event will take place at the Big Data Hub, Applied Science Building Room 10905, Simon Fraser University. The program will be posted soon. Confirmed speakers include Rob Holt, Megan Levings, Brad Nelson, Mark Brockman, Tania Bubela, Kirk Schultz, Sowmya Viswanathan, David Vocadlo, [...]

Welcome Edwin Gershom | Manager, Partnerships and Innovation

2019-01-19T00:00:00-08:00January 19th, 2019|Categories: Announcement|

BCREGMED would like to welcome Edwin Gershom who joined us in December in the role of Manager, Partnerships and Innovation. He will be located in the BRC building. His position is co-funded by CCRM and UBC and he will be responsible for supporting industry partnerships in BME (including our co-op program), for developing an asset map for the BCRegMed cluster, and for the formation and growth of CCRM’s Western Hub.Edwin has over six years of experience working with early stage biotech startups at the intersection of science and business, strategizing product and business development, raising capital and partnering with researchers, clinicians [...]

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: http://mbd.utoronto.ca/opportunities/summer-by-design/ In the meantime, please mark your calendars [...]

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 [...]

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

2018-10-11T00:00:00-07:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Announcement, News, Press|

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 identify common values in the area of stem-cell therapies, and agree on principles to move forward. Read the full article published in the Vancouver Sun