News Archive

November 18, 2013

Drs. Baillie, Brinkman, Chen, Morin and Unrau among researchers awarded CREATE grant led by MBB Associate Dr. Sahinalp
Graduate students aiming to become experts in managing and analyzing big data in the area of molecular biology will benefit from a $1.5 million Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)... read more

October 31, 2013

Cellular tail length tells human disease tale - Quarmby Lab
Simon Fraser University molecular biologist Lynne Quarmby’s adventures in pond scum have led her and four student researchers to discover a mutation that can make cilia, the microscopic antennae on our cells, grow too long... read more

October 12, 2013

Paul Cernak and Dr. Sen in New York Times - Vitamin and RNA
In 1602, a Spanish fleet was sailing up the Pacific coast of Mexico when the crew became deathly ill... read more

June 24, 2013

MBB research and associate faculty members Drs. Vocadlo and Pinto win CSC award
SFU’s global reputation for carbohydrate research excellence was further enhanced last month when three generations of university chemists were honoured with Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) awards at the 96th annual Canadian Chemistry Conference in Quebec City... read more

June 18, 2013

SFU Green Labs program awarded Environmental Star
Simon Fraser University’s Green Labs program has received an Environmental Star award in the green choices category from the City of Burnaby for demonstrating commitment to reducing impact on the environment... read more

May 22, 2013

Advancing research on life’s origins, language translation
Two Simon Fraser University scientists are the recipients of new awards that will enable one to further explore the origins of life while the other taps into how machines can better translate natural language... read more

May 21, 2013

New genomic maps to revolutionize forest management
Forest industry policymakers and researchers can now revolutionize how they manage the multi-billion-dollar spruce-tree forest sector, thanks to new genome maps for the White spruce and Norway spruce developed by scientists at Simon Fraser University and elsewhere... read more

May 2, 2013

Scientists find antibody genes not universal
Drugs and vaccinations that are designed to treat entire populations may be missing their mark, according to a new study from a team of 14 North American scientists, including five at Simon Fraser University... read more

April 25, 2013

New tools to improve disease management, analysis - Drs. F. Brinkman, C. Sahinalp (MBB Associate Faculty) and S. Jones
Simon Fraser University researchers will use new grants from Genome Canada to develop improved analytical tools leading to better management of communicable diseases and more accurate analysis of DNA in cancer patients... read more

April 17, 2013

Scientists find ethnicity linked to antibodies - Dr. F. Breden, MBB Associate Faculty
Cracking the DNA code for a complex region of the human genome has helped 14 North American scientists, including five at Simon Fraser University, chart new territory in immunity research... read more

April 4, 2013

SFU researchers help unlock pine beetle's Pandora's box
Twenty researchers — more than half of them Simon Fraser University graduates and/or faculty — could become eastern Canada’s knights in shining white lab coats... read more

March 4, 2013

MBB alumnus Jennifer Gardy, PhD, BC Centre for Disease Control, in Globe and Mail
Jennifer Gardy’s research has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, she has taken a zero-gravity flight, sexed an alligator in a bayou at night, and has been recognized by Esquire as a “semi-famous (in Canada, anyway), sexy, supersmart babe.”... read more

February 6, 2013

Discovering cell surface proteins' behaviour - Dr. B. Sun, MBB Associate Faculty
A Simon Fraser University chemist is the lead author on a new paper that advances scientific understanding of the structure and function of glycoproteins, in particular the number and positioning of sugars on them... read more

January 14, 2013

Dining In: Investigating cellular self-digestion for cancer therapy - Jan. 16 Cafe Scientifique Speaker Sharon Gorski
Impeding cells from digesting parts of themselves – a process called autophagy – could play a key role in improving therapies for cancer, says a Simon Fraser University researcher and B.C. Cancer Agency (BCCA) senior scientist studying the process... read more