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

November 21st, 2018|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

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

November 1st, 2018|Announcement, News|

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 [...]

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

October 18th, 2018|Announcement, News|

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 [...]

BCRegMed/Victoria Health Hackathon 2018

September 7th, 2018|News|

The first ever health and regenerative medicine themed Hackathon is being held in Victoria. Hackathons are focused events which bring together interdisciplinary teams to develop innovative solutions to front-line healthcare problems.  We are recruiting hackers from all backgrounds and experiences, mentors, and judges.   The kick-off [...]

The University of Victoria hosts a successful 34th annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Biomaterials

August 15th, 2018|News, Newsletter, Trainee Steering Committee|

Dr. Stephanie M. Willerth, conference chair and the 2017-18 President of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (CBS), along with her organizing committee hosted the 34th Annual Meeting of CBS at the University of Victoria during May 16th through 19th. The meeting consisted of a 4-day [...]

Careers Column

August 15th, 2018|Newsletter, Trainee Steering Committee|

Welcome to the BCRGEGMED Blog's Quarterly Career Column! Here we will feature career profiles with scientific professionals in British Columbia. In this issue, we interviewed Dr. Vincenzo Macri, Senior Scientist, Myogenic Group, STEMCELL Technologies. Describe a typical day in your position? What are your [...]

Tackling the world’s deadliest diseases one Ab at a time: An interview with AbCellera’s CEO, Dr. Carl Hansen

August 14th, 2018|News, Newsletter, Trainee Steering Committee|

Dr. Carl Hansen, CEO of AbCellera, a Vancouver-based biotech on the hunt for novel antibodies. Can one company simultaneously work on solving the problems of Ebola, influenza, neurodegeneration, cancer, tuberculosis, and enterotoxicogenic E. coli? If you are AbCellera, a Vancouver-based biotech on [...]

Funding Opportunity:
FY18 Reconstructive Transplant Research Program (RTRP)

July 18th, 2018|Announcement, News|

The office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) has recently released Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DoD) Reconstructive Transplant Research Program (RTRP): Concept Award Investigator-Initiated Research Award Qualitative Research Award Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation [...]

Bringing Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture to the Masses

April 9th, 2018|Newsletter, Trainee Steering Committee|

A major collaborative effort that brought together researchers from the Institutes for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) and Frontier Medical Sciences in Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan), the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) and the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) (Bangalore, [...]

A look into the exciting new world of 3D bioprinting: an interview with Aspect Biosystems’ CSO Dr. Sam Wadsworth

April 9th, 2018|Newsletter, Trainee Steering Committee|

"3D bioprinting" sounds like something you would see in a science fiction movie, perhaps in "The Fifth Element" where the main character's body is fully printed in a giant bioreactor - bones, muscles and all -  or else in "Starship Troopers" where, more modestly, [...]

A Conversation With Peter Zandstra,A PhD, FRSC(E)

April 9th, 2018|Newsletter, Trainee Steering Committee|

A Conversation With Peter Zandstra,A PhD, FRSC(E) Peter Zandstra is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, the Chief Technology Officer of ExCellThera, and the Chief Scientific Officer of the Center for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM). He is a renowned stem cell scientist and has [...]

“Patching” the Primate Spinal Cord With Human Neural Stem Cells

April 9th, 2018|Newsletter, Trainee Steering Committee|

An interdisciplinary team made of neuroscientists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons, led by Dr. Mark Tuzynski at the University of California - San Diego (UCSD, San Diego, CA), reported this past February in Nature Medicine the successful grafting of human spinal cord-derived neural progenitor cells (NPCs) [...]


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