Monthly Archives: June 2013

University of Toronto receives a $30 million commitment from Heart and Stroke Foundation

June 25, 2013 The Heart and Stroke Foundation has announced a $300 million initiative to support cutting-edge heart and stroke research at leading health institutions across the country. The funding initiative is the largest research commitment in the organization’s 60-year history. It will accelerate the progress of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s goal of reducing… Read more »

IBBME Staff and Faculty Changes: June 2013

June 19, 2013 Professor Christopher Yip will be stepping into the role of Director of the Institute as of July 1, 2013, for a five-year term. Yip, who was Acting Director of the Institute in 2007-08, is excited about the future of the Institute. Dr. Yip, one of IBBME’s first core hires in 1997, is… Read more »

U of T Breakthrough Allows Fast, Reliable Pathogen Identification

June 12, 2013 | Engineering A U of T team – including researchers from Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering – has created an electronic chip that can analyze blood and other clinical samples for infectious bacteria with record-breaking speed. Life-threatening bacterial infections cause tens of thousands of deaths every… Read more »

Seven Toronto Research Organizations Join New Non-Profit Global Alliance for the Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Clinical Data

Jun 11, 2013 Dr. Catharine Whiteside, Dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions, today announced that seven of Toronto’s leading research organizations have joined together in an unprecedented global alliance of more than 70 organizations engaging over 40 countries around the world. The alliance aims… Read more »

A Discovery of Talent and Drive

Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery conference places IBBME ingenuity 4 June, 2013 IBBME’s graduate students were in the spotlight at the recent Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery conference, held during the last week of May. The conference, known as an “innovation to commercialization” meeting, is the largest of its kind in Canada. “It’s a… Read more »

Convocation 2013: five U of T health leaders to watch

June 4, 2013 | Lanna Crucefix As the class of 2013 graduates this June, U of T News looks at some of the students who will be changing health care and advancing innovative medical technology in Canada and around the world. With big dreams ahead and major accomplishments behind them, Connor Emdin,Margaret Cocks, Ayodele Odutayo, Joshua Liu and… Read more »

IBBME Cross-Appointee Eugenia Kumacheva named University Professor

Professor Eugenia Kumacheva  Eugenia Kumacheva was born in Odessa, Soviet Union. She received her undergraduate degree (cum laude) from the Technical University in Saint Petersburg. She spent several years in industry, and in 1981, started her Ph.D. research in the physical chemistry of polymers at the Russian Academy of Science. Her doctoral thesis focused on… Read more »

NSERC Presents Two Minutes with Warren Chan

IBBME core professor Warren Chan discusses his research in nanotechnology, through which Chan is creating platforms for fast, cost-efficient and simple disease detection.