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Conference Awards

Congratulations to the following winners of best poster and best oral presentation awards at CBS 2018 in Victoria!  

CBS Best Poster Awards

1st - Nancy Khuu (University of Toronto) - The Effect of Matrix Stiffness on Breast Cancer Response to Chemotherapeutic Drugs 

2nd - Chanel La (University of British Columbia) - Polymeric Polyphosphate Inhibitors as Novel Antithrombotics

3rd - Maxime-Alexandre Ferko (University of Ottawa) - Role of Oxidative Stress and NF-BAB in Metal Ion-induced Interleukin-B2 Release by Murine Bone Marrow-Derived Macrophages

4th - Sara Mohajeri (Queen's University) - Highly Bioactive VEGF Release from Liquid Injectable Poly(trimethylene carbonate-co-5-hydroxyl trimethylene carbonate)

Honourable Mention:  Christopher Lee (University of Victoria) - Direct Reprogramming of Glioma Cells to Neurons via Small Molecules and a Novel Protein Delivery System

Honourable Mention: Bindu Thapa (University of Alberta) - Thioester Linked Cationic Lipopolymers for co-delivery of TRAIL plasmid and its complementary siRNA targets: One Stone Two Bird Approach for Cancer Therapy

CBS Best Oral Presentation Awards

Laura McKiel (Queen's University) - Toll-like receptor 2-mediated NF-kB activation by damage-associated molecular patterns on biomaterial surfaces

Niloufar Khosravi (University of Toronto) - Intravital longitudinal imaging of peri-implant endosseous wound healing reveals the role of nanosurfaces in regulating neovascular morphogenesis in vivo

Tobias Fuhrmann (University of Toronto) - Local Delivery of Chondroitinase ABC Promotes Neuronal Differentiation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Neural Grafts in a Spinal Cord Injury Model

Jayesh Kulkarni (University of British Columbia) - On the Formation and Morphology of Lipid Nanoparticles Containing Ionizable Cationic Lipids and siRNA

Somiraa Said (McMaster University) - Magnetically Activated Glass Transition (Tg) Switch Nanocomposites for On-demand Drug Delivery

Charmainne Cruje (Western University) - Lanthanide-based nanoparticles as vascular contrast agents for micro-computed tomography

Kevin De France (McMaster University) - Injectable Anisotropic Hydrogels

Jennifer Chan (University of Toronto) - Investigation of an electrospun, degradable polar hydrophobic ionic polyurethane patch for cardiac tissue regeneration


Previous Meeting Best Presentation Awards

At each Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society, the best poster and podium presentations by students and post-doctoral fellows are given awards from CBS.  The winners of conference awards from CBS conferences are shown below - congratulations!

34th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (Victoria, 2018) award winners

33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (Winnipeg, 2017) award winners

10th World Biomaterials Congress (Montreal, 2016) award winners

32nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (Toronto, 2015) award winners

31st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (Halifax, 2014) award winners

30th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (Ottawa, 2013) award winners

29th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society (Vancouver, 2011) award winners

11th World Biomaterials Congress
May 19-24, 2020, Glasgow, Scotland
Abstracts due September 13!

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