Our vision is to maintain an excellent, province-wide diagnostic service, providing timely access for children with rheumatic diseases, and to provide them with the best possible ongoing inter-professional team care.
The Biochemical Genetics Clinic actively participates in the Canadian Inherited Metabolic Diseases Research Network (CIMDRN). CIMDRN provides the evidence needed to improve outcomes and health care services for children with inborn errors of metabolism (IEM).
CAN-ASC is a Canada-wide consortium of researchers and clinician scientists. We collaborate with international networks from academia and industry to develop consensus-driven, standardized and validated operating procedures (SOPs) for human immunology research.
For patients and families with unexplained health conditions, genome-wide sequencing can provide much-needed answers, but it can also raise a lot of questions. We are trying to figure out the best ways to provide genetic counselling for genome-wide sequencing in Canada so that we can best support these families. We will be looking into different clinical, ethical, and economic methods to make sure there is equitable access to genetic counselling and testing for all Canadians.
The Maxwell Lab focuses our studies on discovering and targeting molecular pathways that underlie hereditary cancers, understanding how cells grow and move in tissues and tumors, and collaborating and developing prospective personalized medicine in childhood cancers.
Researchers with the Michael Cuccione Childhood Cancer Research Program embrace one goal: to save children’s lives, while improving their health and quality of life through every phase of treatment and recovery.
The BCCHR Trainee Omics Group is a team of enthusiastic trainees from across research themes at the BC Children's Research Institute who are eager to make bioinformatics accessible and fun for everyone!
We are a dynamic gut microbiome research group in Vancouver, BC. Directed by Dr. Bruce Vallance, our research focuses on microbe-host interactions within the intestine, including defining the role that gut microbes play in causing chronic intestinal inflammation.
This week's Research Roundup covers babies' learning mechanisms that help them match unfamiliar voices to unfamiliar faces, the top risk factor that could signal greater disease severity in pediatric catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, a virtual reality-based solution to reducing procedural anxiety in kids, and genetic testing for reducing diagnostic delay in monogenic inborn errors of immunity.
We believe there’s nothing we can’t do with your support. It can take years to turn scientific breakthrough into new interventions and treatments. Funding helps speed the pace of change. When given the resources, we can bring transformative therapies – and hope – out of the laboratory and into the clinic to save and improve children’s lives.