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.
Let's Talk Science
Biology Graduate Symposium
Formula SA Engineering Team
The Society for the Advancement of Young Scientists
Vancouver Island Science Fair
Biomedical engineering and related disciplines at the University of Victoria generate strong connections between university research and local business. We are the home of the first accredited undergraduate program in Biomedical Engineering in Western Canada and this event is designed to showcase our innovative research and industry partnerships in biomedical research occurring in Victoria and the lower mainland. Our first ever Biomedical Technology- Industry Partnership day is open for the community, including students, faculty, local industry, and other interested parties.
Registration opens mid-May
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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!
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Victoria Hand Project: Provision of 3D-printed prosthetic hands to amputees in low-to-middle income countries,
Dr. Nikolai, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UVic.
Click here to book on or after Monday, 27 February
Locations: Hermann's Jazz Club, 753 View Street, Victoria BC
Start time: 6:30
Menu items available to order.
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.
**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**
“Autophagy and Regulation of Cellular Phenotype”
Saeid Ghavami, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Human Anatomy& Cell Science
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Thursday, 23 March 2017
“Bioinspired Organ Engineering for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics”
Yu Shrike Zhang PhD
Instructor Harvard Medical School
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
For information on past Biomedical Bulletins please click here