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CMMT Newsletter June 2021

Big Picture Thinking It’s hard not to be impressed by Dr. Michael Kobor.  At once down to earth with a good sense of humour, he is a scientist known for his out of the box thinking.  He began his career studying chromatin biology in model organisms (specifically S. cerevisiae) and has since expanded his research program to answer […]

Dr. Michael R. Hayden – University of Alberta Dean’s Lecture on Precision Health

Title: From Mutations in a few to Drugs for Many – Journey of a Physician-Scientist Objectives: To understand how rare mutations can give insights that have relevance for many To understand the process of drug development To define how precision diagnosis can lead to improved approaches therapy

CMM Talks Seminar Series – June 25, 2021

The next Casual Meeting of Minds Talks (CMM Talks) is Friday Jun. 25th at 3:30 pm PST.   You can join the seminar via this link: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/68638622386?pwd=NFY5QTU5R21jSVE1U2huQlVIUnpIdz09(Meeting ID: 686 3862 2386, Passcode: 581776) Samantha Dziurdzik (PhD Candidate, Conibear Lab) will be presenting:”VPS13 family of lipid transporters bridging membranes at contact sites”    

Virtual: 2021 Vancouver Gairdner National Symposium

The Vancouver Gairdner High School & National Symposium is held each fall to give students, teachers, and the academic community the opportunity to hear from two Gairdner award-winning scientists and learn about the BC Children’s Hospital’s research facilities. Time: 2:00-3:45PM PT, Monday, October 25, 2021 *date change Venue: Zoom Hosted by Dr. Michael Hayden, Centre […]

CMMT Newsletter March 2021

The Man Behind IT Jonathan Chang is the CMMT’s Information Technology (IT) specialist. In fact, he’s the only IT person at the CMMT, a one-man shop for all things IT, and he loves it. But becoming an IT specialist was not the path he expected to take. A self-confessed computer geek, Jonathan began tinkering with […]

Simpson Lab paper in Nature’s Gene Therapy

Read the new paper from the Simpson lab in Nature’s Gene Therapy: Human MiniPromoters for ocular-rAAV expression in ON bipolar, cone, corneal, endothelial, Müller glial, and PAX6 cells, here: https://rdcu.be/ceDDL

Virtual: CMMT 2021 Spring Symposium

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 am Join trainees from the UBC Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics (CMMT) to learn more about genetic research and the translation of basic knowledge into new therapies. Trainees will demo a lab experiment, talk about their personal journey into science, talk about what drew them to UBC, talk about challenges […]

Gairdner Highschool Symposium: Trainee Event

The Gairdner High School Symposium is a half-day event held each fall that gives secondary students and teachers the opportunity to hear from Gairdner award-winning scientists and attend a behind-the-scenes tour of BC Children’s Hospital’s research facilities. This event is hosted in conjunction with the Center for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics (CMMT) and the Canada Gairdner Foundation, recognizing the world’s most creative and […]

2020 Gairdner Highschool Symposium: Morgan Towriss – Mental Health

This is the recording of the Morgan Towriss, Honours Thesis Student – Jan Lab. Please enter any questions you may have for Morgan below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

2020 Gairdner Highschool Symposium: Vaishnavi Sridhar – Cells

This is the recording of the Vaishnavi Sridhar, PhD Student – Conibear Lab. Please enter any questions you may have for Vaishnavi below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

CMMT Newsletter January 2021

Bruce’s message Happy new year all! I hope everyone had a restful holiday season and was able to connect with family and friends in some way, even if not in person. Like all of you, I am glad to see 2020 in the rear-view mirror and am looking forward to a much more productive and […]