SFU scientists help put bedbugs to bed forever
(SFU Media Release - December 22, 2014)
One hundred eighty thousand bedbug bites later, SFU scientists have discovered chemical attractants for creating the world’s first effective and affordable bedbug bait and trap. Read more...

Genetic study sheds light on how mosquitoes transmit malaria
(Diane Mar-Nicolle - December 19, 2014)
  An international research team, including researchers from Simon Fraser University, has determined the genetic sequencing of 16 mosquitoes (Anopheles genus)—the sole carriers of human malaria—providing new insight into how they adapt to humans as primary hosts of the disease. Read more...

David Vocadlo named to College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
(Diane Luckow, SFU News - September 17, 2014
) SFU professor David Vocadlo, Tier I Canada Research Chair in Chemical Glycobiology, is one of 91 inaugural members named to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Read more...

Estrogen exposure: Timing is everything
(Faculty of Science - July 20, 2014
) Many pollutants found in the aquatic environment mimic or block the effects of estrogen in animals. Researchers are investigating the role of estrogen during development in salmonids to understand how environmental pollution affects fish growth and development.  Read more...

SFU trio among world’s most influential scientific minds
Professors Fiona Brinkman, Steven Jones & Marco Marra
(SFU News - July 17, 2014
) Three SFU scientists are among 90 Canadians on the Thomson Reuters list of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014,” spanning 21 fields in the physical and social sciences.  Read more...

SFU V-P Research B. Mario Pinto named NSERC president
(SFU News - June 17, 2014
) B. Mario Pinto, SFU's vice-president, research will become the next president of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Pinto, former chair of the chemistry department and well known as a pioneer in the field of chemical biology, has served as vp research for the past decade. He takes on the new role as head of NSERC effective this fall. Read more...