News

Oct 2017 - Interested in creating fast and simple workflows for protein mass spectrometric assays? Check out our latest publication...
https://www.journals.elsevier.com/clinical-mass-spectrometry/

Oct 2017 - Interested in learning about MALDI-TOF MS and its clinical applications? Join us for a new short course at MSACL 2018 US in Palm Springs: MALDI-MS Fundamentals and its Emerging Role in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 
https://www.msacl.org/index.php?header=MSACL_2018_US&tab=Details&subtab=Short_Courses#maldi103


Sept 2017 - Welcome to our newest group members Lauren, Taylor and Rhoda!

June 2017
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Parliament passes Bill C-233 An Act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias - a significant step towards development and implementation of a national dementia strategy.


May 2017 - Welcome to our newest group member Serena!

April 2017
- Talking translation at today's GenomeBC workshop with fellow clinical scientist Dr Ian Bosdet.

February 2017 - Welcome to our newest group member Amy!

January 2017
- January is Alzheimer's Awareness month in Canada. Join us on Saturday January 28th on the UBC campus for the annual Alzheimer Update public forum. We will be sharing our research progress developing diagnostics for early identification of Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, and related disorders.



December 2016 - Congratulation to Roy Chen who received the 2016 HLI Rookie of the Year Award!



December 2016 - Thank you to all who joined us in celebrating our lab's new SCIEX 5500 triple quadrupole mass spectrometer. This equipment will further our lab's research focused on the development of diagnostic tests for patient care. In particular, our research team would like to thank Genome BC, Genome Canada, St Paul's Hospital Foundation and CIHR for their support.
L-to-R: Broek Bosma (CDO, St Paul's Hospital Foundation), Marcia MacDonald (Director of Research Programs, Genome BC), Dr. DeMarco, Dr. Don Sin (Respirologist, SPH)

http://helpstpauls.com/2017/01/25/new-mass-spectrometer



November 2016 - Our research on efforts to create new biofluid diagnostics for frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease highlighted in the Huffington Post article by Dr. Howard Fillit, Director and CSO of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation:

www.huffingtonpost.com/howard-fillit-md/treatments-for-one-type-o_b_13054702.html


November 4, 2016 - Join us in Vancouver for a joint AACC/CSCC Pacific Northwest Section dinner and lecture event:

August 2016 - From the American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2016 awards dinner:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aacc-announces-2016-award-winners-celebrates-achievements-in-laboratory-medicine-300220587.html
L-to-R: Dr. Ed Ashwood (Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine), Dr. DeMarco (Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator), Dr. Joe El-Khoury (NACB George Grannis Award)

July 2016 - The group's research on Alzheimer's disease diagnostics is highlighted in the Providence Health Care Annual Report.


May 2016 - Congratulations to Hannah who took top honors in the undergraduate student poster competition at Path Day 2016!


April 2016 - Congratulations to Terry who was recently awarded the Summer Student Fellowship by the UBC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to further his research on Alzheimer's disease diagnostics.


March 2016 - March 14-20 is Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.


In Vancouver, tune into CISL 650AM on Monday March 14 from 6-7pm to listen to the discussion between Dr. DeMarco, Maria Howard (Alzheimer Society of BC), Dr. Cheryl Wellington (UBC) and Dr. Larry Chambers (Alzheimer Society of Canada) on the latest in Alzheimer's disease research. Also available via podcast.

http://www.cisl650.com/Episodes.aspx?PID=2747


March 2016 - Congratulations to postdoctoral fellow Emma Zheng who received a Young Investigator Travel Grant from MSACL for her work exploring approaches to optimizing trypsin digestion conditions for clinical assay development.


February 2016 - The state of biomarker discovery and translation into health care to be presented at this year's FEST conference:


January 2016 - Dr. DeMarco shared the lab's progress developing diagnostics for Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders with the Lynda Steele Show, Global TV News, The Province and Providence Health Care in support of Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

Radio Interview


Global TV News


January 2016 - January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. The UBC Clinic for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders will be hosting the annual public forum on Saturday January 30 at the Life Sciences Centre at the University of British Columbia. Come join us and learn about latest research focused on lifestyle interventions, timely/accurate diagnosis, understanding disease pathology and new therapeutic directions for Alzheimer's disease.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7lQ8xK8EnGaWXlIZEZhcHFNd2c/view?usp=sharing

November 2015 - A big thank you our kind and gracious hosts, Drs Chia-Ni Lin, Jentaie Shiea and Woei-Horng Fang, who provided a memorable trip to Taiwan this November. The lab's work on Alzheimer's diagnostics was presented by Dr. DeMarco at the Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Diagnosis conference (National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung) and Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Diagnosis symposium (Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan).


October 2015 - Thank you to the speakers, moderators and panelists at HUPO2015 Clinical Day who helped make the event a success. We hope to see you in Taipei in 2016!
https://sites.google.com/site/chempathbio/home
L-to-R: Mari DeMarco, Ross Molinaro, Victoria Zhang, Dan Holmes, Daniel Chelsky, Eric Konnick, Irene van den Broek, Tina Lockwood, Surendra Dasari, Stephen Master, Michael Chen. Not pictured: Bruce McManus, Peipei Ping, Emma Zheng, Leonard Foster.


September 2015 - Lab members will present 2 talks and 2 posters at the Human Proteome Organization World Congress.
HUPO
 

August 2015 - Congratulations to Mennwa who won the Dr McManus Poster Award for Innovation at the HLI Summer Student Research Day.


July 2015 - Our COPD biomarker team's recent perspective is available in the Blue Journal:
 Biomarker development for COPD: From discovery to clinical implementation.
http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/rccm.201505-0871PP#.VagpIrWpVuk


July 2015 - Congratulation to Dr. Emma Zheng who was awarded the Alzheimer Society of Canada postdoctoral research fellowship and the Spark Award from the Firefly Foundation!



May 2015
- Emma, John, Pawan and Charlie presented their research achievements at Path Day 2015