CHiBi is an emerging, multidisciplinary group of investigators who develop and apply high-throughput methods in a variety of biological systems. We are located in the Network for Centres of Excellence (NCE) and Michael Smith Laboratories buildings on the UBC Point Grey campus in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.
Michael Smith Laboratories
Home to more than 250 researchers, the Michael Smith Laboratories investigates molecular genetics in humans, animals and plants, fermentation, bio-process engineering and bioinformatics. It is the administrative home for the UBC Bioinformatics graduate program.
Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre
Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre is a leading international centre for genomics and bioinformatics research. Its mandate is to advance knowledge about cancer and other diseases, to improve human health through disease prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic approaches, and to realize the social and economic benefits of genomics research.
BC Cancer Research Centre
BC Cancer Research Centre is an organization that provides a comprehensive provincial program of cancer control and health care delivery in British Columbia, Canada. Research ranges from basic molecular and genetic studies to epidemiological and clinical research on cancer prevention, early diagnosis, molecular characteristics of the cancer process and new treatments for cancer using drugs and radiotherapy.
The BC Cancer Agency
The BC Cancer Agency, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a province-wide, population-based cancer control program for the residents of British Columbia and the Yukon. The BC Cancer Agency’s mandate covers the spectrum of cancer care, from prevention and screening, to diagnosis, treatment, and through to rehabilitation.
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
Scientists and researchers at the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics are committed to solving the many genetic questions surrounding human illness and well being, with the goal of finding ways to help children, families, and communities lead healthier lives.
Other Associated Programs:
Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops
This series has been operating since 1999 under the direction of Francis Ouellette with on-going support from CIHR Institute of Genetics. Since being established, the CBW series has trained over 1000 students from academia, government laboratories and industry. The CBW began offering a new series of advanced workshops in 2008 and has continuously sold out since then. The CBW is pleased to offer a growing series of advanced workshops in 2011 and to extend the series across Canada. CBW is also please to extend award opportunities to participants for registration in the 2011 workshops.
Vancouver Bioinformatics User Group (VanBUG)
Vancouver Bioinformatics User Group (VanBUG) is an association of researchers, other professionals and students in the B.C. Lower Mainland who have an interest in the field of bioinformatics. VanBUG meets on the second Thursday of every month from September through April. Research presentations by bioinformatics leaders, students and industry representatives are followed by networking over pizza and refreshments. Meetings are held in the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Family Theatre, BC Cancer Research Centre, 675 West 10th Avenue at 6:00 pm and are free and open to all.