Example for Balancing Brightness and SEFirst CAN-ASC Webinar a Success

March 26, 2021

First CAN-ASC Webinar on high-parameter flow cytometry given by Dr. Florian Mair was a success with ~100 people and lots of audience interaction! Check out the compiled Q&A, useful links recommended by Florian and a link to the talk itself on our webinar page. Thanks to all who participated!

Webinar seriesIntroducing the CAN-ASC Webinar Series

Mar 4, 2021

The CAN-ASC Webinar Series is for those who are navigating the variable waters of human immunology. The emphasis will be on live discussion with webinar hosts on a broad array of topics from big-picture considerations to the importance of detailed experimental planning to maximize reproducibility.

Join us on the last Friday of the month, 12 pm PT, 1 pm MT, 3 pm ET. More information and registration here.  

coronavirusIn-person workshops cancelled until further notice

Sep 1, 2020

We will have to cancel our planned in-person workshops and travel grants for workshop attendance and lab-exchanges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, we will offer a series of webinars starting next spring. Stay tuned!


confettiCongratulations to the awardees!

Feb 17, 2020

Four human immunology research teams have been awarded funding from the CIHR Human Immunology Initiative.

Read more on the CIHR website



  • El-Gabalawy & Team: Prediction and prevention of rheumatoid arthritis in First Nations People
  • Levings & Team: Innate and adaptive immune regulation in human type 1 diabetes
  • Macparland & Team: Defining and Targeting Autoimmune Liver Disease
  • Muise & Team: Defining the immune dysregulation underlying Pediatric IBD to better diagnose and treat patients

immunotherapyCIHR Human Immunology Research Teams Strengthening Workshop

Mar 21, 2019

The workshop goal is to strengthen the Research Team’s full application stage of the Human Immunology Initiative and foster the creation of a coordinated workforce in human immunology research applied to autoimmunity in Canada. It will provide an opportunity for dialogue between researchers who have been successful at the Letter of Intent (LOI) and the team that was successful at the Standardization Core competition [i.e. CAN-ASC]. It is also an opportunity to explore ways in which the Standardization Core can support the Research Teams, and the Research Teams can leverage the work of the Standardization Core. In addition, the workshop will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas with national and international experts and partners to explore strategies and tools for strengthening the team’s full applications.