BC-CfE Joins REACH Collaboratory in HIV Cure Research

The BC-CfE’s Laboratory and its Director, Dr. Zabrina Brumme, are celebrating another recent success in being awarded grant funding for research. The BC-CfE, along with frequent collaborating partner Simon Fraser University, are now a part of the U.S.-based Research Enterprise to Advance a Cure for HIV (REACH) Collaboratory. The REACH team was awarded $28.5 million in funding over five years from the…
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A UBC team led by Dr. François Jean has been funded to produce rapid and detailed characterizations of emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern by CoVaRR-Net, a Canadian research network focused on emerging variants. Throughout the pandemic, mutations in the virus’ genome have produced VoCs such as the Delta variant, that enable the virus to spread more quickly, escape immunity conferred…
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BC500 features business leaders who have a notable impact on B.C.’s communities, industries and economy. They are visionaries, innovators and trailblazers. They embody the values of modern leadership: engagement, trust, corporate citizenship, inclusion and innovation. Some of them are household names; some of them are well known within their industries. All of them influence life and business in British Columbia.
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Thomas Deckers (Engineering Physics) and Eric Liu (Physics and Astronomy) are current Co-op students in the Tokuyama lab researching Endogenous retrovirus signatures in COVID-19. An equally collaborative process between the two, Deckers and Liu presented their research at the Canadian Society for Virology virtual symposium. With over 100 attendees from all over Canada and 24 3-Minute-Thesis presentations, they received an award for second place! “8…
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Congratulations to Afsaneh Mojtabanezhad Shariatpanahi (Kuchenbauer Lab) who has been awarded International Myeloma Society Young Investigator Award for Exemplary Abstract for her research entitled “Improving the risk stratification of multiple myeloma with a nucleotide editor/inflammation-base scoring system”. Through the Exemplary Abstract Awards, the International Myeloma Society provides travel grants to young myeloma researchers to assist with expenses relating to their participation…
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UBC Physics & Astronomy Associate Professor Sabrina Leslie has been awarded funding to set up a single-molecule and single-cell microscopy platform for therapeutics research and development. The project is funded through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) ($462K), with matching funds from the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) and additional support from other funding partners. This laboratory is among the 37 selected…
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Congratulations to Gerald Krystal (Krystal Lab) who has been awarded a Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation grant for his research entitled “Optimizing Diets During Cancer Treatment.” The Lotte & John Hecht Memorial Foundation provides grants to qualified educational and charitable organizations in correspondence to the objectives established by the Hechts in their lifetimes. One of the Foundation’s major objectives relates to…
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Substantial investments into research at UBC and beyond were announced this week, with recipients including three UBC Pharm Sci researchers. Firstly, the B.C. government announced recipients of the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF), an investment of nearly $25 million in support of research projects designed to foster innovation and growth. $22.1 million of this funding was awarded to projects led by UBC…
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In a League of Their Own

There are many ways to define research excellence: funding, papers published, outcomes and impact. By every measure, researchers at Providence are batting a thousand. And we’re not just saying that, the Government of Canada says it, too. At the end of 2020, Providence was home to 11 Canada Research Chairs with more expected to be named in the next award cycle. Chairholders…
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The Brockman and Brumme labs and Centre for Infectious Disease Genomics and One Health are the latest Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) beneficiaries of grants provided by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Edwards Leadership Fund (JELF). These funds – provided alongside monies and/or supports from SFU and other funding partners – allow researchers to acquire new infrastructure…
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