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Recent events, awards, and media releases from the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
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Feb 21, 2017

"Cracking Cancer" on The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, CBC

"Cracking Cancer" will debut on February 23rd at 8 PM. With exclusive and rare access, Cracking Cancer follows a group of patients, all with incurable cancer, through the highly experimental clinical trial at the BC Cancer Agency, a trial that holds the promise of personalized cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Feb 21, 2017

Northern biobank will fill health knowledge gaps in rural, First Nations communities

Nadine Caron, associate professor at the University of B.C.’s department of surgery and an academic physician at the University of Northern B.C. was interviewed by Randy Shore, in a recent article in The Province newspaper highlighting the Northern Biobank, Prince George, BC.

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Feb 21, 2017

BC scientists play major role in international effort to map the human epigenome

BC scientists and their colleagues from across the globe have made a major leap forward in understanding how the human body’s trillions of cells develop from a single genetic template, and how those genes interact with the environment. A collection of 41 coordinated papers has been published by scientists involved in the International Human Epigenome Research Consortium (IHEC) which shed light on epigenomic processes.

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Feb 21, 2017

CGEn awarded MSI funding for 2017-2022

$31,975,000 in funding has been awarded to the CGEn Partnership: The Centre for Applied Genomics at SickKids, Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Agency, and The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre. The Major Science Initiatives (MSI) Fund, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation, ensures Canada’s large, complex research facilities that serve communities of researchers have the support they need to operate at the cutting edge.

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Feb 06, 2017

Genomic Medicine Canada 2017 - March 1, 2017 Meeting Announcement

Canada's Genomics Enterprise (CGEn) will be hosting a one day Symposium to Discuss Precision Medicine Initiatives at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning Auditorium, 686 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario.

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Jun 23, 2016

Containerized bioinformatic analysis platform 'ORCA' launched

ORCA (the genOmics Research Container Architecture) includes over 180 validated bioinformatics and analysis software applications pre-installed in a secure and private containerized environment .

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Nov 25, 2015

2015 Skarsgard Awards Presented

Emilia Lim (Marra lab, GSC), Joseph Lau (Bernard lab, Molecular Oncology), and Katharina Rothe (Jiang lab, TFL) received Lloyd Skarsgard awards for BCCA Research Excellence.

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Sep 11, 2015

Dr. Marco Marra recipient of the Faculty of Medicine’s Dr. Chew Wei Memorial Prize in Cancer Research.

Congratulations Dr. Marco Marra! Marco has been recognized by the University of British Columbia (UBC) for his extensive contributions to cancer research.

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Sep 03, 2015

New cancer-fighting funds to help patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Dr. Ryan Morin has been awarded a Terry Fox Young Investigator Award (one of six awarded by the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) to promising researchers in 2015).

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Sep 03, 2015

The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant in Core Pathogenic Pathways in Human Leukemia funds Dr. Martin Hirst

Martin Hirst has been awarded 3 years of funding support for his research into the Epigenetic basis of acute myeloid leukemia. Dr. Hirst is one of two B.C. researchers receiving Terry Fox New Investigator awards totaling close to $1 million as part of a co-investment partnership with the B.C. Cancer Foundation.

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Sep 03, 2015

The 14th Human Proteome Organization World Congress - Vancouver 2015

The upcoming Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) World Congress is in Vancouver 27-30 September 2015. A great opportunity for those who are interested to see and learn the latest in the state of Proteomics. There are a number of options for reduced registration including volunteer opportunities, single day passes and a BC Proteomics Network sponsored $100 discount for BC registrants. Congress information with links is below.

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Jun 23, 2015

Award presented by the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics for ABySS software

10,000 Swiss francs awarded towards the further development of ABySS.

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Jun 03, 2015

Centre for Clinical Genomics successful in CAP accreditation renewal

April 8th - The Centre of Clinical Genomics (CCG) has been awarded accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the gold standard in laboratory accreditation.

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Mar 13, 2015

The Super Seniors Study featured by the Canadian Cancer Society

Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson's research into Healthy Aging is being supported by a Canadian Cancer Society Innovation grant. This study is currently enrolling Super Seniors.

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Feb 19, 2015

Researchers at the BC Cancer Agency part of global initiative to understand the human “epigenome”

Vancouver – Research from the BC Cancer Agency is featured in the prestigious journal Nature as part of a special issue highlighting 20 papers that are the outcome of a seven year project mapping the epigenome.

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Dec 11, 2012

January 21 -23rd Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC2013) Vancouver

The Eleventh Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, APBC2013, will be held in Vancouver, Canada from 21-23 January 2013. Keynote speakers are: Dr. Jun Wang, BGI; Dr. Colin Collins, University of British Columbia and Dr. Jay Shendure, University of Washington, Seattle.

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Dec 11, 2012

Worksafe BC award for Innovation in Ergonomics won by GSC Engineers

The GSC's Cryoport crane and cart system used by the Biospecimen Core Group has won a Worksafe BC award for Innovation as part of its Occupational Ergonomics Awareness Month with a focus on avoiding musculoskeletal injury from lifting. The cart and crane system was developed for Biospecimen Core primarily by Evan Goodacre, an Engineering Group co-op student in 2010.

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Sep 17, 2012

The Eleventh Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference (APBC2013) Vancouver

The Eleventh Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, APBC2013, will be held in Vancouver, Canada from 21-23 Jan 2013. Registration dates upcoming.

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Jul 27, 2012

MAGIC - Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium discover subgroups in childhood brain cancer

In partnership with clinicians at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Ontario and 46 cancer centres around the world, scientists at the BC Cancer Agency’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) are obtaining a DNA-level understanding of medulloblastoma, the most common form of childhood cancer. Recent discoveries by the Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium (MAGIC) team published July 25th in the prestigious journal Nature.

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Jul 26, 2012

TCGA Researchers Report on Colorectal Cancer Analyses

NEW YORK (reported in the GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing July 19th in Nature, members of The Cancer Genome Atlas network described the genomic patterns that they have uncovered in colorectal carcinomas, including samples originating at sites in either the colon or the rectum, revealing the similar genomic profiles that are generally present in tumors at each site.

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