November 2015
MBB Student among those selected to Great Northwest Athletic Conference 2015 All-Academic Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams
A total of 121 student-athletes, including 76 women and 45 men, have earned selection to the 2015 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Soccer All-Academic Teams

October 2015
SFU co-leads national project to revive Coho salmon
Simon Fraser University scientist Willie Davidson will co-lead a four-year project that holds the promise of reviving British Columbia’s commercial Coho salmon fishery.

Science lecturer Irina Kovalyova to speak at the 2015 Vancouver Writers Festival
Science lecturer Irina Kovalyova published her first novel, Specimen. She has been invited to present at at writers' festivals in B.C. and beyond.

September 2015
Kwangjin Park receives Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Kwangjin Park, a PhD student in SFU's Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, received a prestigious three-year Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in 2014/15

Postdoc Profile: Tiffany-Anne Timbers, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Tiffany-Anne Timbers, recipient of a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship of $70,000 per year for two years to support her research at the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, SFU. Dr. Timbers is one of five Banting Fellows at SFU in 2014–15.

August 2015
New cancer-fighting funds to help patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Professor Ryan Morin hopes to develop a simple diagnostic blood test to replace the continual biopsies patients must undergo to track the cancer's mutations during treatment.

Mutants and Monsters—new course explores science behind science fiction
Science instructor, Irina Kovalyova, author of Specimen, a collection of science fiction stories, is introducing a new breadth course for non-science majors, called Mutants and Monsters.

July 2015
MBB student honoured for Academic Excellence
MBB student, Cameron Proceviat, has been singled out for academic excellence by the U.S. Track & Field & Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) earning All-Academic honours

June 2015
Dr. Vilaiwan Fernandes receives Dean's Convocation Medal
As one of SFU's most outstanding graduate students from the Faculty of Science, Dr. Vilaiwan Fernandes is being recognized with the award of the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal.

Inventive sci-fi storytelling from an SFU microbiologist
Irina Kovalyova imbues the eight stories and 140-page novella in her latest book Specimen with a scientific outlook.

May 2015
Mentorship helps high school student land international award
Thanks to the mentorship of two SFU researchers, 16-year-old Nicole Ticea has received major endorsement and confirmation that international supporters share her dream of improving HIV diagnosis in developing countries.

April 2015
Brinkman Lab wins Green Lab Challenge
Engineering Science and the Brinkman Lab (MBB) took home the winning spots for the Green Office and Green Lab Challenge, respectively.

March 2015
Sugar key to cellular proteins’ protection and viability
Professor David Vocadlo has discovered that a specialized sugar gets attached to proteins as they form. The sugar protects them from being marked for premature destruction.

Human Genomics class gets up close and personal
Students in professor Ryan Morin’s Human Genomics 462 class develop a sound understanding of genetics and their own personal genetic makeup thanks to DNA testing kits supplied to each student.

February 2015
Researchers' maps describe epigenome's role in human health and disease
Professor Steven Jones and adjunct professor Marco Marra, both with SFU’s Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, have realized a major scientific achievement that will advance understanding of how the information in our cells is used and processed.

SFU plays key role in new national hub for glycomics research
David Vocadlo, a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Chemical Glycobiology and chemistry professor, is one of six SFU scientists lending their expertise to Glyconet

January 2015
Mitacs Step helps SFU postdoc land new position
Jacque-Lynne was hired by Innovate Calgary to work in intellectual property management, evaluating the potential of new life sciences technologies

Scientists identify rare liver cancer’s genetic pathways
An international research team, including four Simon Fraser University scientists, has identified the “mutational landscape” of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), a rare, highly fatal form of liver cancer that disproportionately affects people in Asian countries.