April 10, 2015

Appearing on CTV National News, Brian discusses drug-resistant Shigella and what you need to know.  [Watch it here].

November 20, 2014

The lab gave postdoctoral fellow Joe McPhee a send-off this week, as he makes a move to Toronto to start his own lab at Ryerson University. Joe has been a huge asset to the Coombes team over the past few years and has moved our AIEC research along apace. We wish him th...

October 14, 2014

Writing in the October issue of ASM’s Microbe Magazine, freelance writer Carol Potera, discusses results of our collaborative study with Dr. Gerry Wright on the discovery of a metallo-beta-lactamase inhibitor, including NDM-1. 

April 3, 2014

Highlight in The Scientist magazine article “Overcoming Resistance” of collaborative work in the Wright, Brown, Tyers and Coombes labs on using drug combinations to kill superbugs.  “Although researchers and drug developers have been sounding warnings for years about b...

January 31, 2014

Vancouver, British Columbia - Qu Biologics Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing Site Specific Immunomodulators (SSIs) that aim to stimulate the body’s immune system against autoimmune diseases and cancer. The Coombes lab is pleased to be working with Qu Biolo...

December 4, 2013

A heartfelt congratulations goes out to Pui Sai Lau who defended her PhD thesis on Monday. Pui Sai, a doctoral student co-supervised by the Coombes and Li labs, made significant contributions to the design, construction and workings of RNA-based structure-switching apt...

July 11, 2012

Congratulations to Lauren Wallar on her successful M.Sc. defense. Lauren is heading to the University of Guelph to begin PhD studies in Epidemiology. 

July 3, 2012

The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists was held on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Postdoc Joe McPhee, PhD student David Mulder, and Brian were on hand to present research and to see what’s up in Canadian Micro...

July 2, 2012

June ushered in conference travel for some members of the Coombes lab. The lab was well represented by Suzanne Osborne and Joe McPhee at the ASM 2012 General Meeting in San Francisco. Postdoc Joe McPhee gave an oral presentation in a special symposium entitled “Connect...

February 28, 2012

CAG/CIHR Postdoctoral fellow, Cherrie Small, was in Montreal this past week to present her work at the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology Research Topics in GI Disease meeting and the Canadian Digestive Disease Week annual meeting. 

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