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Recent events, awards, and media releases from the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
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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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Apr 04, 2012

Darwinian evolution in the deadliest of breast cancers

BC Cancer Agency scientists have decoded the genetic make-up of triple negative breast cancer, which could lead to more effective treatment.

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Apr 04, 2012

The Centre for Clinical Genomic Diagnostics (CDG) gains CAP accreditation

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Apr 04, 2012

Michael Smith Distinguished Research Lecture - April 10th

Dr. Marco Marra will be speaking on April 10, 2012 - 4:00 pm, Life Sciences Centre, University of British Columbia

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Feb 06, 2012

Autophagy Workshop & Symposium 2012

Autophagy: an Emerging Therapeutic Target in Human Disease hosted by the CIHR Team in Autophagy . Meeting organizers: Sharon Gorski (team leader), Julian Lum (co-PI, Deeley Research Centre, BCCA) and Robert Young (co-PI, Chemistry, Simon Fraser University).

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Jan 19, 2012

Lloyd Skarsgard Excellence in Research Award 2011

Awarded to Dr. Ryan Morin at the BC Cancer Agency Annual Conference December 3, 2011.

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Dec 07, 2011

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) 1st Annual Scientific Symposium: presentations on-line

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) is an NIH-initiated, comprehensive, and coordinated effort to accelerate the understanding of the genetics of cancer using innovative genome analysis technologies. The TCGA consortium will study more than 25 tumor types and analyze thousands of samples over the next five years. Each cancer will undergo detailed genomic characterization that incorporates powerful bioinformatic and data analysis components.

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Dec 07, 2011

Steven J.M. Jones honoured as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada have elected 78 new Fellows from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Fellows have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Steven Jones was elected in the Division of Life Sciences at the RSC.

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Oct 18, 2011

BC Cancer Agency and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute research teams independently identify first infectious agent associated with colon cancer

In two studies published online today in Genome Research (www.genome.org), independent research teams have identified Fusobacterium in colon cancer tissue, a finding that could open new avenues for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Rob Holt leads the research team at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency .

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Oct 07, 2011

Government of Canada Strengthens Cancer Research in British Columbia

$2.2 million in federal funding announced at the Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre for the BC Cancer Agency, in order to purchase three leading-edge genome sequencers .

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Oct 05, 2011

Video of Dr. Marianne Sadar speaking at the IMPaCT Meeting Plenary session

As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Marianne Sadar spoke at the IMPaCT Meeting Plenary session entitled, “Mechanisms of Disease Progression” as part of The U. S. Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.

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Sep 13, 2011

2012 AAAS Annual Meeting from 16-20 February in Vancouver, B.C.

A Discovery Track Symposium co-hosted by Drs Sharon Gorski and Julian Lum (BC Cancer Agency): Autophagy: An Emerging Therapeutic Target in Human Disease will be among the wide ranging topics on offer.

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Sep 13, 2011

Gene Screen BC video competition

Vote for the People's Choice award before Monday September 19th. Gene Screen BC 2011 video competition winners will be announced at a Screening Gala on Sept 26, 2011.

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Jul 21, 2011

BC Cancer Agency Annual Conference - call for Abstracts

BC Cancer Agency Annual Cancer Conference 2011 December 1st to 3rd, 2011 at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

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Jul 04, 2011

Personalized Medicine on the Horizon for BC Cancer Patients

“Genomics Applied to the Management of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)” led by Dr. Aly Karsan, Medical Director of the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at the BC Cancer Agency and Dr. Marco Marra, Director of the BC Cancer Agency’s Genome Sciences Centre, is one of three projects being funded by Genome BC’s Personalized Medicine Program. Genome BC and the BC Cancer Foundation are contributing $1 million each to the AML project. Additional co-funding is provided through other sources including Simon Fraser University and Illumina.

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Mar 07, 2011

Autophagy Symposium - March 25th

The CIHR Emerging Team in Autophagy (BCCA, SFU) in collaboration with the Michael Smith Laboratories (UBC) and the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) is hosting a day long symposium in Autophagy at the MSL, UBC on Friday, March 25th. Keynote Speakers: Tamotsu Yoshimori (Osaka University) and David C. Rubinsztein (Cambridge University).

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