LifeSciences BC announced the recipients of the 18th Annual LifeSciences BC Awards and Dr. Christoph Borchers is the recipient of the Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence. The announcement and the complete list of winners can be found here.
Andre Leblanc receive the Governor General’s Academic Medal in 2015. “The most prestigious award that students in Canadian schools can receive”. The gold medal is awarded to the graduate student graduating with the highest average from a university, across all faculties.
The Proteomics Centre is pleased to announce their success in two new funding initiatives through Genome Canada. Under the Genomics Innovation Network (GIN) and Core Operations Support Funds funding program, the UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre. working with Dr. Leonard Foster of UBC, has received $2.0 million to continue providing research and services in proteomics to local, national and international researchers.
Under the same Genome Canada GIN funding program, the Proteomics Centre was successful in receiving $319,713 in funding as a member of the multi-node Metabolomics Innovation Centre (TMIC). Total awarded amount to TMIC is $1.9 million.
The UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre has received $4.3 million in funding from Genome Canada's Science and Technology Innovation Centre Operations Support Competition to continue providing research and services in proteomics to local, national and international researchers.
Bruker and the University of Victoria-Genome British Columbia Proteomics Centre have announced a collaborative effort for the development and validation of high-throughput assays for determining hemoglobin variants and diabetes risk, using Bruker´s MALDI Biotyper platform for clinical mass spectrometry, and based on intellectual property developed at the UVic GBC Proteomics Centre.