Tomorrow's Health, Today's Research

Trainees in Biomedical Research and Seminar Series

The CBR Trainee Group was started in November 2012 and has 100+ undergrads and graduate students involved who are all doing or interested in Biomedical Research. Throughout each year many events are held by this group showcasing the student biomedical research happening on campus.

CBR Students

CBR Trainee Pecha Kucha Biomedica 2015 participants. Photo by Andrew Boyce, Swayne Lab

CBR Trainee Executive

The CBR Trainee Executive has at least one representative from each department involved in CBR. The executive team are the key organizers and recruiters for all trainee events.

Anastasia Litke, Masters Student, Department of Biology
Andrew Agbay, Masters Student, Neuroscience, Division of Medical Sciences
Bridget Ryan, PhD Candidate , Department of Biology
Gillian Leigh Dornan, PhD Student, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Greg Pearcey, PhD Student,  Neuroscience, Division of Medical Sciences
Hilary Cullen,  Masters Student, Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
Karen Lithgow, Masters, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Laura de la Vega, Masters, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Natasha Milosevich, PhD Candidate, Department of Chemistry
Stephen Luehr, Masters, Neuroeconomics Lab, Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education
Teesha Baker, Masters, Genome BC Proteomics Centre, Biochemistry & Microbiology Department
Yao Sun, PhD Student, Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

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CBR Student Upcoming Events

Workshop: Time Frequency Analysis of Brain Data

           When: Friday, November 24th, 9:00am to 12:00pm

 Where: CLE C108

Dr. Mathewson will be running a hands-on workshop to teach people how to analyze time-frequency brain data in the MATLAB programming environment. Theoretical content will be discussed but the focus will be on application. A laptop with a recent version of    MATLAB is all that is required.

Workshop space is limited so spots will be given out on a first come, first serve, basis. Contact Dr. Krigolson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to reserve a spot.

 
 Research Talk: Using Mobile EEG to Study Attention Outside the Lab

  When: Friday, November 24th, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

  Where: CLE A203

Dr. Mathewson will be talking about some of his recent work that uses mobile EEG to study attention outside of the laboratory. His work focuses on exposing people to outdoor environments and then studying the difference in neural ERP responses associated with the allocation of attention and how they are impacted by the environment. Dr. Mathewson is  an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alberta. Dr. Mathew did his graduate training at the University of Illinois. See http://kylemathewson.com/biography/  for more details

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3D Printing and SOLIDWORKS Technology Day


When:  Tuesday, November 21st 2017 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: ECS 660

Join us for a Technology Day event as our 3D Printing and SOLIDWORKS experts present the latest technologies and applications for 3D Printing and SOLIDWORKS software.   Learn more about 3D Printing with FDM, PolyJet and Metal materials. Gain knowledge on NEW SOLIDWORKS 2018. Chat with 3D Printing and SOLIDWORKS experts to have all of your burning questions answered!


Snacks and beverages will be provided at this complimentary event.
Meet with Javelin and Stratasys Experts

Following the event, 3D Printing and SOLIDWORKS experts will be available to meet one-on-one to discuss your specific questions and concerns regarding 3D Design and 3D Printing. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to schedule a meeting with an expert.

Event Agenda

2:00 PM: Check-in, Networking
2:15 PM: Javelin Introduction
2:30 PM: 3D Printing Applications for Design & Manufacturing Presentation
3:00 PM: 3D Printing with Metal: Desktop Metal Technology Overview Presentation
3:45 PM: What's New in SOLIDWORKS Presentation
4:30 PM: Q&A, Networking

 

Past Events

Demystified2017

 Beyond the Bench

 

 Monday July 4 and July 25, 2016  MSB 150 at 12:00 pm

Session1 NimaSession II Nima

 
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PECHA KUCHA BIOMEDICA AND POSTER SOCIAL IDEAFEST 2016
Tuesday, 8 March 2016, 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Bob Wright Centre B150 and foyer

3:00 – 4:30  Pecha Kucha Presentation
Join us for an engaging fast-pace 20 second, 20 slide presentation highlighting current biomedical research at Uvic.

4:30 – 6:00 Poster Social
While enjoying snacks and beverages visit with UVic researchers to discuss scientific posters and watch for the new display from fine arts, art education and biomedical researchers who joined forces to turn their research into a collaborative art piece.

Contact Marj at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or Petch 041 to add your name to the list or for more information.
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 Thursday, 4 Feb 20, 2016
"How to Talk to the General Public" CLE A308, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Pizza lunch and discussions and ideas to help you discuss your research to the general public

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Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Graduate School "Demystified"  
CBR Graduate Students answer all your questions in a panel style setting. Come and learn everything you ever wanted to know from real life grad students. Cookies provided.
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CBR KICK - OFF 24 September 2015

Presentation by Dr. Leigh Anne Swayne:   Preparing a Successful Scholarship/Fellowship Application

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PECHA KUCHA BIOMEDICA AND POSTER SOCIAL IDEAFEST 2015

Presenter information booklet
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 Pecha Kucha Presentation

 Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:00 - 6:00 P.M.

MacLaurin Building A144 and foyer
 
3:00 – 4:30  Pecha Kucha Presentation
Join us for an engaging fast-pace 20 second, 20 slide presentation highlighting current biomedical research at Uvic.

4:30 – 6:00 Poster Social
Enjoy snacks and refreshments while visiting and discuss 40+ biomedical scientific posters.

Contact Marj at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or Petch 041 to add your name to the list or for more information.

What it is like to participate in a Pecha Kucha Biomedica event

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2014 P C P Events


Pizza. Coffee. P
resentations.

(Biomedical Research that will blow your minds)

WHO:      Graduate and undergraduate students partaking in biomedical
          research from any Faculty/Division

WHAT:     Pizza and Coffee (11:00–11:15)
          4 Presentations  (11:15–12:15)
          Questions/Social (12:15–12:30)


WHY:      All the cool kids are doing it.

 
If you would like more information , be added to the email list for reminders, or you would like to present at a seminar please  contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 250-472-4067

Welcome PCP   PCP

        

 CBR Travel Grant

The Centre for Biomedical Research (CFR) has established a Graduate Student Travel Grant Fund. The objective of the fund is to support travel to conferences, meetings, workshops, or research activities.

Recipents are obliged to present in a student seminar.
Regulations and Application.
Grants are currently unavailable.

Club Affiliations

 

BioDev is a collaborative group aiming to design medical devices for entry into academic competitions, and potentially see commercial use. We are always looking for new members. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to know more about the team or get involved.

 

Past Student Seminars

PCP (Pizza, Coffee, Presentations)

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Leigh Wicki-Stordeur, Division of Medical Sciences (Swayne Lab)
Alok Shaurya,Department of Chemistry  (Hof lab)
Oliver Krupk,Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (Burke Lab)
Nima Khadem Mohtaram, Department of Mechanical Engineering (Willerth Lab)

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Chakravarthi Simhadri, Department of Chemistry  (Hof lab)
Danesh Shahnazian, Department of Psychology  (Holroyd lab)
Greg Pearey, Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education and Division of Medical sciences, (Zehr lab)
Bridget Ryan, Department of Biology (Chow lab)

Student Seminars for Students

Click here for full abstracts

20 January 2014
David Minkley, Department of Biology
"Transposable element proliferation and the salmonid whole-genome duplication."

25 November 2013
Jordan Poley, Molecular Genetics, Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island University
"Molecular pathways involved in sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) resistance to chemotherapeutants commonly used in aquaculture."

04 Novemeber 2013
Amy Montgomery, Department of Mechanical Engineering
"Neural Differentiation Of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells In 3d Matrices."

21 October 2013
Kevin Daze, Department of Chemistry
"Chemical tools that probe protein-protein interactions important in epigenetic pathways."

30 September 2013
Graham Garnett, Department of Chemistry

"Small molecule hosts as enrichment reagents for post-translationally modified proteins."

16 September 2013
Taryn Klarner, School of Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
“More Connected than your Social Network: Communicative Pathways of the Nervous System”


17 June 2013
Sammy Weiser-Novak
Division of Medical Sciences, Neuroscience Program
" Effects of prenatal ethanol exposure on dentate gyrus ultrastructure”

15 May 2013
Sara Tabet, Department of Chemistry
"Supramolecular hosts that bind methylated lysines: new assays and structure-function relationships"

06 May 2013
Akina Umemoto, Department of Psychology
An electrophysiological (event-related potential, ERP) study of reward processing in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder".

15 April 2013
Connor O'Sullivan, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
"Ars2 as a Critical Factor for Myogenic Progenitor Proliferation and Differentiation"

18 March 2013
Andrew Boyce, Neuroscience
"Stroke alters large-pore Pannexin-1 channel localization: Implications for neural cell viability?"

21 February 2013
Ralph McWhinnie, Department of Biochemistry & Microbiology
“Transcription control in prokaryotes: creating synthetic promoters"

07 February 2013
Ben Sutherland, Department of Biology
"Sea lice and salmon - using gene expression to understand parasite stress and host susceptibility"

06 December 2012
Nima Khadem Mohtaram, Department of Mechanical Engineering
"Development of Micro and Nano-structured Neural Tissue Engineering Scaffolds"

 22 November 2012
Leigh Wicki-Stordeur, Neuroscience
"Pannexin 1 regulates stem cells within the brain"

01 November 2012
Oliver Krupke, Department of Biochemistry/Microbiology
"Regulating cell shape change in the developing embryo"

 

3:00 – 4:30  Pecha Kucha Presentation
Join us for an engaging fast-pace 20 second, 20 slide presentation
highlighting current biomedical research at Uvic.
 
4:30 – 6:00 Poster Social
Enjoy snacks and refreshments while visiting and discuss 40+ biomedical scientific posters.