Positioned inside the Life Sciences Middle, the Life Sciences Institute has over 100 principal investigators and over 4,000 analysis trainees and workers.

UBC’s Life Sciences Institute (LSI) has grow to be a delegated UBC International Analysis Excellence Institute (GREX) and is launching a brand new Organic Resilience Initiative (BRI) aimed toward remodeling human and environmental well being.

BRI is the primary initiative in Canada to check questions of the life sciences by the lens of innate resilience.

Over the course of 4 billion years of evolution, all residing organisms, from single-celled microorganisms to people, have developed mechanisms of resilience to defend in opposition to threats each inner and exterior. BRI will improve the understanding of those mechanisms on the molecular, genetic and mobile ranges, in addition to inside organisms and ecosystems as a complete. It will likely be a productive heart specializing in revolutionary, interdisciplinary collaboration on the grand challenges dealing with human well being and the well being of our planet, together with:

  • The race in opposition to antimicrobial resistance
  • Most cancers as a failure of organic resilience throughout scales – from molecules and cells to entire organisms
  • Mobile plasticity in immune resilience
  • Metabolic stability and resilience in wholesome getting old
  • Harnessing microbial resilience for sustainability

Launched in 2005 by UBC’s College of Drugs and Science, LSI is a world-leading analysis and innovation heart making a world affect on human well being and the well-being of our planet.

As a brand new GREx establishment, LSI will construct on its international repute, changing into a unique-Canadian website for innovation in natural resilience. It is going to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary analysis supported by shared know-how pushed sources. These mixed strengths will allow LSI to draw, nurture and educate the subsequent technology of scientists whereas concurrently addressing the main challenges dealing with human well being.

LSI has grow to be the fourth GREx establishment at UBC. The UBC GREx Institutes advance international excellence in collaborative and interdisciplinary analysis. They intention to combine basic and translational analysis, and permit analysis teams to understand their full potential and affect.

Learn extra about getting GREX standing and BRI to LSI on their web site.

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