Centre for Cell Biology, Development, and Disease (C2D2)

The Centre for Cell biology, Development, and Disease (C2D2), inaugurated in 2014, is a collaborative endeavour established within the Faculty of Science at SFU that includes the Departments of Biological ScienceMolecular Biology and BiochemistryBiomedical Physiology and KinesiologyChemistry, and Physics. The goal of C2D2 is to enhance the research potential of groups whose focus is on cell and developmental mechanisms of human, animal, and plant diseases. The Centre helps to establish greater cohesion and collaborative opportunities amongst researchers. C2D2 also aims to enhance student and postdoctoral research training opportunities, and ultimately facilitate outreach to the greater research and lay communities in the Vancouver lower mainland.


C2D2 researchers span multiple departments: Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Chemistry, and Physics.


C2D2 researchers publish in top-level journal articles relevent to human health and disease.


C2D2 researchers have access to essential infrastructure to carry out their biomedical studies.



C2D2 holds regular inter-departmental seminars and invites prestigious researchers from other institutions to present their research.

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C2D2 activities are generously supported by several biotech companies.