Congratulations to Charles Thompson and Julian Davies, along with Natalie Strynadka (Biochemistry), Raymond Andersen (EOAS and Chemistry), Horatio Bach (UBC Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases) for being awarded a special grant for "Innovative approaches to address antibacterial resistance". A ceremony announcing this award was held on April 13th in the LSC at UBC. http://www.jpiamr.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/FIRST-CALL-GrantedProjects1.pdf
Congratulations to Anastasia Hyrina, PhD student in Dr. Francois Jean's lab, for being awarded the 2015 International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR) - Women in Science (WIS) Career Development Award for her work on dengue virus and hepatitis C virus. Anastasia received funds to travel to the 2015 International Conference on Antiviral Research in Rome, where she was invited to present her work. http://www.isar-icar.com/?page=wis15winners
Congratulations to Sean Crowe on being named a Peter Wall Institute Scholar for 2015-2016. Sean is one of only 12 faculty members from across UBC who were selected for this honor. Sean's selection was based on his scholarly achievements and his proposal to initiate innovative interdisciplinary projects during his year as a PWIAS member.
Dr. Hirst lab played a key role in the NIH Epigenetic roadmap project, which resulted in 24 papers, Martin's lab was involved in four of these publications, 1 in Nature and 3 in Nature Communications. The term “genome” refers to the entire DNA within our cells and the term “epigenome” refers to the chemical modifications of DNA and proteins that control the structure and activity of the genome. The genome remains mostly the same throughout an individual’s life, whereas epigenomes code for cellular properties that distinguish one cell type from another... Read More
Citlali Ana Marquez Hernandez, a PhD student in Dr. Marc Horwitz' lab, was awarded one of the inaugural "New Careers In Immunology Fellowships" by the American Association of Immunologists (AAI).