• UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre Receives Funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada for Two New Mass Spectrometers

    Dr. Christoph Borchers, Facility Director of the UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre, has received $663,000 in funding from the Western Economic Diversification Canada Program (WDP) for the purchase of two new mass spectrometers, a Thermo Scientific Orbitrap LTQ Velos, and an Agilent 6490 Triple Quadrupole. The announcement took place at the Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP) and was presented by the Honourable John Duncan, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

    Various press releases and media articles are available:

    Western Economic Diversification Canada Press Release
    University of Victoria Press Release
    Times Colonist Article
    Genome Web News Article (Logon Required)
  • Dr. Christoph Borchers appointed the Don and Eleanor Rix B.C. Leadership Chair in Biomedical and Environmental Proteomics

    Facility Director Dr. Christoph Borchers was appointed the Don and Elanor Rix B.C. Leadership Chair in Biomedical and Environmental Proteomics on the 21st of July, 2011 during a ceremony at the Vancouver Island Technology Park. The chair comes with an endowment of $4.5M, $2.25M from the Rix Family Foundation and $2.25M from the B.C. Government by way of the Leading Edge Endowment Fund. The fund will be used to further research in the health and forestry sectors.

    The press release from the Government of B.C. can be viewed here.

    A press release from the University of Victoria can be viewed here.

    Local media was also in attendance, and their stories can be viewed below

  • Graduate Student Cuong Hieu Le Receives Graduate Award

    The UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre would like to congratulate Graduate Student Cuong Hieu Le for being awarded the "University of Victoria Graduate Award" from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


    Congratulations Cuong!
  • UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre Receives Funding for First Step in Designing Drugs to Treat Prion and Prion-Like Diseases

    The UVic Genome BC Proteomics Centre has received funding from PrioNet Canada for research into designing drugs to treat Prion and Prion-like diseases.

    "Dr. Christoph Borchers, Director of the University of Victoria-Genome BC Proteomics Centre, is collaborating with researchers from the University of Alberta and University of Western Ontario to characterize the changes that occur to the three-dimensional structure of prion fibrils (small, nerve-like fibers) as well as the molecular mechanisms that lead to those changes. Using a combination of protein chemistry and mass spectrometry, he is working to explain what occurs when a ‘good’ prion protein changes to a ‘bad’ one during disease development."

    The official press release can be viewed here
  • BCPN Job Posting

    The British Columbia Proteomics Network (BCPN) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Mass Spectrometry Service Trainee (MSST). The MSST will work mostly in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Victoria to aid BCPN laboratories with repairs to their Mass Spec instruments, LCs and spotters. Details can be found here