Latest News & Events

Latest News & Events

Listed here are the latest news and event announcements from CMMT. Click here to view all press releases and special announcements. Click here to view all events.
News Canadian Gene Cure Foundation Champions August 4th, 2011

The Canadian Gene Cure Foundation (CGCF) honours Dr. Michael Hayden, along with four other scientists, for the role they played in establishing the dynamic Canadian Genetic Disease Network. Read More.

Dr. Colin Ross receives CGCF's Champions of Genetics: Building the Next Generation grant. Read more.

News Life Experiences Shape Who We Are: The GECKO Project June 3rd, 2011
Dr. Kobor collaborates with Dr. Boyce in the Gene Expression Collaborative for Kids Only (GECKO) Project to study the differences among children's life experiences and risks for physical and mental health problems. Dr. Kobor leads the effort in analysing the connection between DNA and environmental and social experiences.

Read more at UBC Reports

News Dr. Michael Hayden awarded Aubrey J. Tingle Prize May 31st, 2011
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Hayden is the recipient of the second annual Aubrey J. Tingle Prize. Created in honour of the founding President & CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, this award is given to a British Columbia clinician scientist or scholar practitioner whose work in health research is internationally recognized and has significant impact on advancing clinical or health services and policy research. Read more.
News On the road to developing treatments for life-long disabilities May 27th, 2011

Local researchers are finally on the road to developing targeted treatments for serious, life-long disabilities such as autism and schizophrenia, thanks to new genomics research focusing on abnormal brain development. With funding from Genome British Columbia, Dr. Daniel Goldowitz is opening the mysterious world of the developing brain by mapping the genes in the cerebellum and studying which genes influence abnormal development.

News Congratulations to David Emerson May 27th, 2011

CMMT wishes to congratulate David Emerson, former Federal Minister of International Trade, Industry, and the Pacific Gateway, and member of CMMT's Advisory Board, for being one of the four recipients of the Public Policy Forum's Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy. Read more.

Event Higher Aspirations May 18th, 2011

As our first event to commemorate the 15th anniversary of CMMT, we are hosting Higher Aspirations, an art exhibit that explores the integration of art and science. We invite you to join us for this evening of artistic, scientific, and intellectual exploration.

The exhibition will take place on May 18th from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

Event Annual CMMT Tour, Huntington Society of Canada BC Chapter AGM, and Launch of the Centre for Huntington Disease with Dr. Michael Hayden May 14th, 2011

Celebrate with the Huntington Society of Canada BC Chapter!

Saturday, May 14th, 2011 from 9:30am -2:30pm
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT)
980 West 28th Avenue
Vancouver BC

Get together with fellow members, your BC Chapter Board, and the amazing scientists and researchers at CMMT for a day of information sharing and celebration. CMMT tour, AGM, complimentary lunch, and an exciting announcement of a new vision: the Centre for Huntington Disease.

News Extensive Changes in the Human Epigenome During Development May 6th, 2011

In close partnership with the laboratory of Dr. Wendy Robinson at the Child & Family Research Institute, Dr. Michael Kobor’s team from the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics reports unexpected plasticity in the human epigenome in an article published in the journal Epigenetics and Chromatin.

News BC Scientists Link to European Consortium Studying Human Genome May 6th, 2011

Local scientists are now part of an International team compiling an enormous bank of resources for research into the functions of all known genes. The development of these biological resources will eventually allow scientists to know how the human genome behaves in health and disease. The BC focus, led by Dr. Elizabeth M.

News Huntington disease worldwide prevalence resource released April 27th, 2011

Although Huntington disease (HD) occurs worldwide, there are large geographic differences in its prevalence. A recent study by the Hayden laboratory identified genetic signatures called ‘haplotypes’ in huntingtin, the gene that is known to cause Huntington disease, that contribute to the 10- to 100-fold difference in HD prevalence between Europe and East Asia. This study involved, in part, the compilation of over a hundred published reports on the prevalence of HD in populations from Australia to Zimbabwe.