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ABOUT THE CBB

History of the CBB
Goals
Objectives
Staff
By-Laws

 

History of the CBB

The CBB was created in 2001 to promote excellence in research in nanostructured biorecognition systems. These systems are used in the development of diagnostic tools for medical, agricultural and environmental applications. It was awarded $370,000/year over 6 years by FQRNT in January 2001.The CBB has an interdisciplinary research which probes the potential and the limits in the exploration of biology through the tools and processes of bioengineering. The CBB is committed to disseminating their discoveries to students, postdoctoral fellows and research staff and to help educate a new breed of scientist spanning the fields of engineering, biology and physical sciences.

Since its creation, the CBB has achieved a continuous development and progression of its research commitments, always focusing on excellence.

The CBB accommodates more than 60 researchers (full members and associate members) more than one hundred trainees. The students, fellows, and research associates involved in the projects are thoroughly trained and have the ability to design simple molecular tools, devices, materials and machines using biosensor technologies.

Since the creation of the CBB, important collaborative ventures have been established among the researchers from the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Biology and Anatomy, Microbiology, Mining and Metal Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics and Electrical Engineering, and McGill-affiliated hospitals as well as with other institutions and industrial partners.

Goals

  • Promote excellence of Quebec researchers in nanoscience and nanotechnology to contribute to socioeconomic growth

  • Support interdisciplinary research

  • Establish a long-term relationship with industry

  • Share expertise and facilities

  • Train HQP

  • To be a leader in knowledge management that supports the effective transfer of new biomedical technologies from research to clinical practice, industry, regulators and users.

Objectives

Creation and innovation in nanostructured biorecognition systems and biomaterials being used in diagnostic tools for medical, agricultural and environmental applications to (1) Quantify biological processes and (2) Monitor biological activities at cellular and sub cellular levels.

Staff

Maryam Tabrizian Line Mongeon Hubert Gagnon Andrew Pearce
Director Technician Coordinator and Research Associate Administrative Assistant
CBB Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR) Department of Biomedical Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering
Lyman Duff Medical Building Genome Building Lyman Duff Medical Building Lyman Duff Medical Building
Phone:514-398-8129 Phone:514-398-2878 Phone:514-398-7354 Phone: 514-398-7398
   

By-Laws

By-Laws (pdf document)

 

 

 
 
 
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