December 20, 2014
Department Reports 2014
In addition to highlighting the awards and achievements of our faculty, this report salutes two retiring colleagues who were instrumental to our current successes.
December 17, 2014
MBB Adjunct Dr. Granville in news on anti-aging secret
Scientist identifies genetic key to blocking sun-induced aging in skin cells
November 24, 2014
SFU scientists named 2014 Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows
SFU professors Steven Jones and Kelley Lee have been recognized for their pioneering work in bioinformatics and global health, respectively
November 21, 2014
SFU scientists awarded $3M for Alzheimer’s research
The British Columbia Alzheimer's Research Award Program has awarded two research teams led by Simon Fraser University scientists $1.5 million each to help find solutions to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, which affect as many as 70,000 people in the province.
October 15, 2014
SFU-led project yields new directions for allergy research
Fiona Brinkman, an SFU bioinformatics professor, came up with the idea after working on a similar network-based project to identify immune-boosting therapies against infectious diseases.
June 27, 2014
Faculty of Science Trio Among World's Most Influential
Professors Fiona Brinkman (above left) and Steven Jones (above center) and Adjunct Professor Marco Marra,(above right) all in the SFU Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBB), are among 3,215 individuals globally recognized as the world’s leading scientific researchers.
May 30, 2014
Harvard bound for stem-cell research internship
Undergraduate Jasleen Grewal is Harvard-bound this summer after landing an internship to Harvard’s prestigious Stem Cell Institute
May 08, 2014
MBB mentored high school student creates new HIV test - Brockman Lab
Ticea’s project to develop an early-stage HIV infection test that is nearly as simple as a pregnancy test has clinched her first place in the 2014 B.C. Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge
April 29, 2014
MBB joint major student lands NYC internship opportunity
4th year MBB/Business student, Manpreet Bagga, was offered an internship with the legendary investment bank, Goldman Sachs in New York city this summer.
April 25, 2014
MBB grad students among SFU researchers tracing HIV evolution in North America
A study tracing the evolution of HIV in North America has found evidence that the virus is slowly adapting over time to its human hosts. However, this change is so gradual that it is unlikely to have an impact on vaccine design.
March 17, 2014
Rethinking the origin of life - Dr. Sen
Chemist/Molecular Biologist finds unusual properties in polymers essential for existence
March 17, 2014
The molecular architect - Dr. Vocadlo
David Vocadlo’s carbohydrate chemistry and biochemistry research is helping to transform our understanding of the crucial role complex sugar-processing enzymes play in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer.
March 14, 2014
MBB undergrad heads to prestigeous Harvard Stem Cell Institute for summer internship
Winning an internship to Harvard’s prestigious Stem Cell Institute this summer will open many doors for Jasleen Grewal, a student in SFU’s joint program in Computing Science and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
March 19, 2019
Molecular aberration signals cancer - Dr. S. Jones