The next Research Open House is scheduled for March 2019 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute.

Tentative 2019 Agenda:

  • 8:45 am - Student registration at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute
  • 9:30 am - Short research presentations on a variety of topics
  • 10:15 am - Students will be assigned to smaller groups and have the opportunity to visit and interact with three different research teams on the Oak Street Campus. The 2018 activities included:
    • Using blood to understand immune responses in premature babies
    • Using fruit flies to understand how our body deals with environmental stress
    • Wheat DNA extraction experiment
    • Determining protein concentration using colorimetric assay
    • An exploration of clinical research in pediatric orthopaedic surgery
    • Biomedical signal analysis
    • Using next-generation sequencing to diagnosis rare disease
    • DNA jigsaws: genomic research using your laptop
    • The proof is in your DNA: Paternity testing using gel electrophoresis
    • Growth factor regulation of metastatic properties of high-risk endometrial cancers
    • Natural killer cells in pregnancy: friends or foes?
    • Blood components
    • Participating in vaccine research – the research process for a visit from start to finish
    • Determining energy requirements in humans
    • Tools for determining body composition
  • 12:00 pm - Student reception **Boxed lunches will be provided. Students with any food allergies or dietary restrictions are encouraged to bring their own lunch**

A detailed agenda will be available closer to the date.