The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal (UdeM), in collaboration with the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital’s Quebec Leukemia Cell Bank, recently achieved a significant breakthrough thanks to the laboratory growth of leukemic stem cells, which will speed up the development of new cancer drugs.
A new web portal – PhenomeCentral – is being launched today to connect clinicians and scientists worldwide in an effort to speed the discovery of genes responsible for rare disorders.
Members of the Cancer Stem Cell Consortium (CSCC) today congratulated Dr. John Dick, a Senior Scientist at the University Health Network and Director of the Cancer Stem Cell Program of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, on major new findings published today in the journal Nature.
The Canadian Club of Halton Peel has been presenting guest dinner speakers on a wide range of subjects since 1986.
Under the title “Our Personal Genome – The DNA Dilemma” Dr. Meulien will discuss the importance of Canadian genomic research in sectors such as health, agriculture, environment, forestry and fisheries. He will also address privacy issues arising from the sequencing of the human genome.
Date: Thursday, February 20
Seven new innovative research projects have been funded through Genome BC’s Strategic Opportunities Fund (SOF). The SOF program, with funding provided by Genome BC and several partners, aims to catalyze new projects and initiatives of strategic importance to BC’s economic sectors. These investments are increasingly recognized for providing foundational research and the projects provide an important basis for future research.
Genome Canada and Génome Québec are pleased to announce UCB Canada Inc.’s contribution to a four-year study aimed at developing a personalized medicine approach to the early diagnosis of various types of epilepsy. The $10.8 million project, “Personalized medicine in the treatment of epilepsy”, forms the Canadian Epilepsy Network (CENet) and is led by Dr. Patrick Cossette at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre* (CRCHUM), as well as co-leaders, Dr.