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Calculating the Wonders of Life – Computational Biology in Action!

Feb7th 2011

Agenda & Speakers
Time & Location
Why should students attend?
Speaker Bio: Dr. Steven Pelech


Acknowledging the increasing emphasis of today’s biotech industry on the employment of computing power in answering novel and complex biological inquiries, SBN is putting forth an informative lecture on Computational Biology for our network members and any interested individuals. An exciting presentation will be hosted at the University of Victoria as part of our Exploring Biotech lecture series. In this event, you will hear from Dr. Steven Pelech, a leading industry figure and renowned scientist in Computational Biology, and have a chance to gather further insights during the mix-n-mingle session.

Come to learn more about Computational Biology!   


Register NOW - there are many reasons to do so! 


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Agenda & Speakers


Mike Juan, Event Liaison, Student Biotechnology Network  


Steven Pelech, Ph.D., President & CSO, Kinexus Bioinformatics Corp.  


Speaker and audience


Speaker and audience

Time & Location:

Date: Monday, February 7, 2011   
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Location: RM160, Medical Sciences Building
Address: Medical Sciences Building, 3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road), Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2

Why students should attend?

  • To find out about a burgeoning career opportunity
  • To know why it is important to be a computer savvy biology student
  • To become familiar with quantitative research
  • To recognize the essential role of data computation & analysis in biotechnology
  • To learn about what employers look for in prospective computational biologists

Dr. Steven Pelech:

Dr. Steven Pelech is the President and Chief Scientific Officer of Kinexus Bioinformatics Corporation. He contributes leadership, vision and strategic planning to Kinexus with over twenty-five years experience in the areas of science, business and administration. He was the principal founder of Kinetek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and served as its President and C.E.O. for six years and was one of the founding scientists of the Biomedical Research Center. Prior to his academic and industrial experience, he spent five years in post-doctoral training with Sir Philip Cohen at the University of Dundee in Scotland and Nobel laureate Dr. Edwin Krebs at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is concurrently a full professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where he has been on faculty since 1988. Dr. Pelech received his B.Sc. (1979; Honours) and Ph.D. (1982) degrees in Biochemistry from UBC.

Dr. Pelech has authored over 200 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters about signal transduction and is one of the discoverers of the MAP kinase family of cell signalling proteins. His accolades include the 1993 Martin F. Hoffman Award for Research at UBC, and the 1993 Merck Frosst Canada Prize from the Canadian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is the 2001 Distinguished Lecturer for the Faculty of Medicine at UBC for the basic sciences. He has served on grant review panels the US National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Michael Smith Medical Health Research Foundation, Genome Canada, the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation and the American Heart Association, and has acted as an external reviewer for 22 other agencies including the U.S. National Science Foundation and the Israel Science Foundation. He has also been an external reviewer for 28 scientific journals.

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