Past Activities - 2002-2003


Dr. Jean-Laurent Casanova. Special seminar hosted by CMDR and BC Research Institute for Children’s and Women’s Health
March 4, 2002

Dr. Jean-Laurent Casanova, Unité d’Immunologie et Hématologie Pédiatriques Laboratoire de Génetique Humaine des Maladies Infectieuses Necker-Enfents Malades Paris, presented a seminar entititled, "Genetic dissection of immunity to mycobacteria: the human model".

Dr. Timothy D. Read. A special seminar co-hosted by CMDR and the UBC Student Biotech Network
March 22, 2002

Dr. Tim Read, from TIGR (The Institute for Genomic Research, Rockville, MD), presented "The genomics of Bacillus anthracis, a biowarfare pathogen".

Dr. Ramakrishnan Srikumar. Hosted by CMDR
May 17, 2002

Dr. Srikumar, from the Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University, presented a seminar entitled "Multidrug resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Biology, biochemistry and genetics of drug efflux systems"

CMDR Seminar/Poster Presentation Series: Session 4
June 13, 2002

This CMDR session focused on five seminar talks given by graduate students, postdocs and research associates, followed by a poster session. Speakers included Earnest Leung, Chow Lab, Shawn Lewenza, Hancock Lab, David Oliver, Fernandez Lab, Annick Gauthier, Finlay Lab, and Martin Richer, Jean Lab.

Stanier Symposium on Vaccines. A symposia hosted by Brett Finlay, and supported with a significant donation from CMDR
November 22, 2002

Entitled "Vaccine preparations and vaccination through understanding pathogenesis", the keynote speaker was Dr Gordon Dougan (University College London), with Drs. Bill Kay (U. Victoria), Andy Potter (VIDO, U Saskatchewan), Sam Miller (U. Washington), Lorne Babiuk (VIDO, U Saskatchewan), Bob Brunham (UBC CDC), Tania Watts (University of Toronto) and Michel Tremblay (McGill University), as speakers.


CMDR members were notified that CMDR’s name had been changed to the Centre for Microbial Diseases and Immunity Research, and now incorporates immunology.
January 2003

CMDR Seminar/Poster Presentation: Session 5
February 7, 2003

This CMDR session focused on four seminar talks related to the topic of Immunity and posters given by UBC faculty, graduate students, postdocs and research associates. The speakers were Keith Humphries, BC Cancer Agency, Alice Mui, Jack Bell Research Centre, Mike Gold, Dept of Microbiology and Immunology, and Jan Dutz, Division of Dermatology.

Third Cryptococcus neoformans Genome Conference
August 9-10, 2003

This event was sponsored by CMDR and held at UBC.

Mini-Symposium and Reception on Biofilms. Co-organized by CMDR and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
November 7, 2003

Three international speakers presented talks: Dr. Lisa Friedman, Dept of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School, “Genes involved in matrix formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms,” Dr. Soeren Molin, Molecular Microbial Ecology Group, BioCentrum-DTU Denmark, “Key elements in the development of structured P. aeruingosa biofilms,” and Dr. Jean-Marc Ghigo, Dept of Fundamental and Medical Microbiology, Institut Pasteur, “Molecular analysis of E. coli biofilm formation."

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