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Government of Canada investing in Canadian researchers to help them make world-class discoveries

Official announcement of funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, made the announcement today while visiting SFU’s Burnaby Campus. Dr. Ralph Pantophlet is one of three SFU lead researchers to receive JELF funding. The Pantophlet lab will acquire a new-generation flow cytometry system, enabling high-resolution analyses of immune responses and precise recovery of immune cells, thus stimulating new vaccine and cure strategies.
[Government of Canada announcement] [PDF]
[Simon Fraser News announcement] [PDF]

SFU undergraduate researcher: Quratulain Qureshi

Quratulain, an undergrad research intern in the Pantophlet Lab, talks to SFU-SURJ (Science Undergraduate Research Journal) in a short blog post about her work in the lab these past few months. In addition, she discusses how she got into research and her career goals and aspirations. [article] [PDF]

SFU researchers help discover new HIV vaccine-related tool

Media release by SFU News of our discovery, published in Chemistry & Biology (now termed Cell Chemical Biology), of a generally harmless bacterium, Rhizobium radiobacter, that on its surface carries sugar molecules that resemble those on the surface of HIV imparted by the mammalian host cell. The discovery of these bacterial sugar molecules could help […]