Latest News & Events

Latest News & Events

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Event Pleiades Promoters – tools to drive selective expression in the brain March 22nd, 2011

Dr. Elizabeth Simpson is presenting: "Pleiades Promoters – tools to drive selective expression in the brain" on March 24th at the 103rd International Titisee Conference. The conference on “Genetic analysis of neural circuits” will be held in Titisee, Black Forest, Germany on March 23- 27, 2011.

News Dr. Jeff Carroll's search for a cure for HD February 15th, 2011
Watch an inspiring video of Dr. Jeff Carroll's search for a cure for HD on CBC news.
Event Expert Panel February 8th, 2011
Allergies and Asthma are diseases that will affect more than 1 in 3 Canadians over their lifetime. Is there an epidemic? What are the facts? And how does stress and the environment affect Allergies and Asthma? Join a panel of AllerGen NCE experts, including CMMT's Dr. Michael Kobor, at a CIHR Cafe Scientifique, on Feb 8, 2011. Learn more.
News Call for Art Submissions - Higher Aspirations: A meeting of art and science January 26th, 2011

We are celebrating our 15th year anniversary in 2011. As part of CMMT 15 celebrations, on May 18, 2011, we will host Higher Aspirations: A meeting of Art and Science. The exhibit will be highlighted by the work of Sohan Qadri and will celebrate the integration of the arts and sciences. It will stimulate creativity and inspire researchers to examine new ways of seeking knowledge. We invite visual artists to submit proposals to showcase their work during this exhibit. Read more.

News Dr. Michael Hayden appointed to the Order of Canada January 7th, 2011

Dr. Michael Hayden has been named to the Order of Canada for his outstanding contributions as a physician-scientist to the understanding of Huntington disease and other genetic disorders. Read more.

Governor General Announcement.

News Michael Hayden joins Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Board of Directors December 2nd, 2010

Michael Hayden, Director of the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI), and Professor in the Department of Medicine/Medical Genetics at UBC, is the latest addition to the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR). Widely known and highly regarded in the health research community, his three-year term as board member will provide MSFHR with a wealth of expertise as the Foundation moves towards year two of their five-year Strategic Direction 2009 – 2015.

News Dr. Michael Hayden nominated for theTransformational Canadian award November 24th, 2010

World-renowned geneticist and author of over 600 publications, Dr. Hayden studies the genetic roots of illness in order to develop better treatments for patients suffering from debilitating disease, including diabetes and coronary artery disease. Much of his career has also been devoted to understanding the development of Huntington’s disease and seeking a cure for the devastating neurological disorder; he is the world’s most cited author on Huntington’s disease.

News Ripples of Hope Pfizer Award granted to two dedicated researchers November 17th, 2010

Pfizer Canada is pleased to announce that this year's Ripples of Hope Award will be given to two individuals for their outstanding work in the areas of Mental Health and Rare Diseases. Safia Ladha is currently working towards a Masters in Science at the University of British Columbia in her pursuit of a career in Medical Genetics. Dr. Amber Southwell is a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics and is conducting research for the treatment of Huntington Disease (HD). "While at different stages in their careers, what Dr. Southwell and Ms.

News The Kobor lab Magic School Bus visits the BC Children's hospital October 31st, 2010

Dressed up as characters from the popular TV Show, the Magic School Bus, for Halloween celebrations this year, members of CMMT's Kobor lab visited the BC Children's Hospital.

News Many Mini Mind Promoters October 28th, 2010

A complex tissue is a mosaic of many cell types and subtypes. For a scientist interested in how a tissue functions or is organized, the ability to target gene expression to restricted sets of cells is a critical experimental tool. And yet, with a few exceptions, such tools are notoriously difficult to come by. Read more about the Pleiades Promoter Project