Welcome Science Week visitors!

January 29, 2007

I just want to take this moment to welcome Science Week visitors (and new members!).

We keep our website up to date with the latest news and events. You can also subscribe to our weekly newsletter and our calendar. Located on the right sidebar –>

If you have any questions, suggestions or just want to say hi, you can e-mail us at info@ubcmedfusion.com.

Hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!


SBN Career Fair & Conference: Feb. 6th, 2007

January 23, 2007

The SBN Career Fair & Conference has grown to become the largest biotech career fair in Western Canada and is the primary means for students in BC to learn about the opportunities that exist in the local and international biotech industry.

Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver, BC
Time: 5:30pm-9:30pm

For more information, visit the SBN website.


January 23, 2007

We have two confirmed researchers and more to come!

Dr. Yossef Av-Gay – Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2-4pm

Dr. Wyeth Wasserman – Friday, Feb. 9, 10am-12pm

MedFusion@Work is a series of career shadowing events that will give a small group of students an opportunity to spend 1-2 hours with a researcher in a medical informatics field. If you are interested in computational biology research, this is your opportunity to meet Dr. Wasserman and Dr. Av-Gay and find out more about their work environment, academic background and daily activities. In addition, you may also get a tour of their lab and department.

If you are interested in participating in this event, please e-mail us at info@ubcmedfusion.com or if you are a MedFusion member, please visit the Members Only section.

VanBUG Event: Computational Genome Sequence Analysis

January 17, 2007

Date/Time: February 7, 2007, 6:00pm
Speaker: Sean Eddy
Affiliation: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus.
Student Speaker: Ryan MorinLocation: BC Cancer Research Centre Lecture Theatre , 675 West 10th


UBC Event: Medical Physics

January 14, 2007

Date: January 20, 10am – 12pm
Location: TRIUMF @UBC, 4004 Wesbrook Mall,Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A3


Medical Physics – Magnetic Resonance Imaging: a window into the human bodyAlex Mackay

Medical Physics – From Antimatter to Disease Prediction: How basic physics impacts our health careTom Ruth

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UBC Event: 2007 Life Sciences & Land and Food Systems Career Fair

January 14, 2007

Date: Thursday Feb. 1, 2007
Time: 5:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: SUB Ballroom

Attention Science and LFS students! Don’t miss the Life Sciences & LFS Career Fair. This is your opportunity to get ahead. Speak to employers about various career paths available to you. Over 100 companies, organizations and professional associations will be in attendance.

Visit the Career Fair website for more information and the attendees list.

B.C. develops world-leader surveillance system to track infectious diseases

January 13, 2007

“SARS taught us that it was time to invest in a new generation of surveillance systems to track infectious diseases.”

“The better our information is, the better prepared we are. To fully protect the health of Canadians, we must develop the necessary tools to allow us to coordinate our responses to emerging disease threats.”

This public surveillance system is actually an easy-to-use web portal that will allow public health professionals, including physicians, nurses, epidemiologists and government officialsto to quickly enter or access information about cases, symptoms and outcomes. It is expected to be launched this year (2007) and will have six major components:

  • communicable disease surveillance and management
  • immunization
  • outbreak management
  • alerting
  • workload management (scheduling)
  • vaccine inventories and management