The Centre for Biomedical Research (CBR) is a collaborative group of scientists and clinicians investigating problems related to human health and disease. The CBR is a multidisciplinary unit with an emphasis on genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology. The centre was created to promote interdisciplinary basic and translational biomedical research. There are seven important research clusters within the CBR: biological technology, infection and immunity, cell signaling, genetics, cardiovascular, neuroscience and developmental biology. Our members span several UVic departments, the UVic Division of Medical Sciences, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the BC Cancer Agency.
The Café Scientifique series is an informal series of talks given in an relaxed setting such as a café. These talks are designed to engage the public in learning about recent research in science. The talks, which are given by experts in the field, provide an opportunity to stimulate discussion around some of the most exciting topics in modern science. Join us for this exciting series of talks in 2016-17!
The first talk in this year's series will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Dr. Laurence Coogan, will speak on "Earth's thermostat: why has Earth had a habitable climate for 3.5 billion years?"
Location: Herman's Jazz Club, 753 View Street
Reservations required (seats are available to book on Monday, September 19, 2016 please click here to reserve
**Café Scientifique is sponsored jointly by UVic's Office of the Vice President Research and the Faculty of Science and is hosted by the Centre for Biomedical Research and the Department of Physics & Astronomy**
Doors open at 4:30. A UVic representative will be available at 5:45. Free parking is available next door starting at 5:00 pm
Menu items available to order.
See also www.uvic.ca/cafesci for all UVic Cafe Scientifique Series
Join us for an evening to learn about a team of UVic scientists who travelled to the Himalayas in May to study meditation with a group of Buddhist monks. In this presentation, Dr. Krigolson will take you on his journey from the temples of Namche and Tengboche all the way up to Everest Base Camp. At the end of the evening, Dr. Krigolson will have a question and answer session with Dr. E. Paul Zehr and the audience".
For information on past Biomedical Bulletins please click here