Montreal Student Chapter

Canadian Biomaterials Society (CBS)


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Members 2017-2018

We are happy to announce our new members for 2017-2018:

Neda Latifi – President

Hello everyone, my name is Neda Latifi and I am currently the Vice President of Internal affairs at our chapter. I am a PhD candidate of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. My interests lie in tissue engineering and mechanobiology specially bioreactor technology and biomaterial development and optimization. I joined CBS Montreal Student Chapter as an associate member one year ago. I have been actively involved in planning and organizing CBS events and workshops in Montreal since then. I have also had the chance to be a chief volunteer in charge of planning the student activity corner for the World Biomaterials Congress (WBC2016) in Montreal. Considering my active involvement in the chapter over the past year and our successful experience for the WBC2016 student activities, I feel ready, experienced and interested in getting more involved as the Vice-President Internal of our chapter for 2016. I look forward to collaborating with other members of our chapter to plan interesting events in Montreal and encourage Montreal students to the interesting field of biomaterials.

Nick Cunningham-Vise president

Hi, I’m Nick the current Vice-President of the CBS student chapter in Montreal. I’m from the U.K. where I received my MEng degree in Bioengineering from the University of Sheffield, with a focus on biomaterials and tissue engineering. I am currently undertaking my PhD at the École de technologie supérieure with Prof. Sophie Lerouge, where my project investigates the use of biomaterials for cancer immunotherapy.

I have been an associate member of the chapter for a year, helping to organise our events, and as Vice-President I hope to further encourage networking and collaboration between students, academics and industry professionals working in in the field of biomaterials in Montreal.

Mandana Tavakolian – Treasurer

Hello everyone! My name is Mandana. I’m the new treasurer of the CBS chapter in Montreal. During my undergrad and master studies, I’ve had many experiences serving in student unions. However, as a new international PhD student at McGill, it is my first experience to join a group. So, I’m so excited and wish to be a helpful and effective member for CBS student chapter. Currently, I’m in charge of the group’s financial activities and managing cost previsions for upcoming events. I earned my bachelor in chemical engineering and my masters in biomedical engineering, both from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. I started my PhD in summer 2016 at McGill. My project is on developing wood-based smart textile for biomedical applications such as wound dressing. The goal is to make antimicrobial surfaces out of natural materials (ex. wood-based cellulose) and to functionalize it with antimicrobial agents. I look forward to expanding our group and organizing interesting events.

Atma adoungotchodo

Hello everyone! My name is Atma and I am the new secretary of CBS Montreal chapter. I received my B.Eng. at École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2014. I am currently doing my Ph.D. in Prof Lerouge’s lab at CRCHUM. My thesis is focused on designing a bioactive injectable hydrogel for intervertebral disc regeneration. I have some experiences in students associations. In 2016, I was involved in organizing WBC 2016 as volunteers’ chief. I really enjoyed this experience and would like to be more involved in CBS events. I am really excited for the coming year and looking forward to work with all of you. Hopefully I meet  you during our upcoming events.

Leili Ghazi zadeh –  IT officer and associate member

Hello everyone, my name is Leili Ghazi zadeh. I am a PhD candidate of in Biomedical Engineering/Regenerative Medicine. I gained my master degree in cell and molecular biology in Iran and regenerative medicine and technology (RMT) from the Netherlands. I was working on articular cartilage repair using microRNA for Osteoarthritis treatment from the Netherlands. I am a research scientist having background in cell and molecular biology with close to 5 years of experience in the field of cartilage tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. My interests lie in tissue engineering of soft and hard tissue. As a graduate candidate, I am currently conducting my research on “Freeze-dried chitosan-PRP injectable surgical implants for meniscus repair in vivo and in vitro”. I have recently joined CBS chapter in Montreal, and I look forward to collaborating with other members of our chapter to plan interesting events in Montreal, Canada. Feel free to contact me at leili.ghazi-zadeh@polymtl.ca.

 

 

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Thanking you for your amazing presence in our one-day symposium in FALL 2017  

Thanks for joining us at “Fabricating functional self-assembling protein-based materials” Canadian Biomaterials Society -Montreal Student Chapter (CBS-MSC) in CRCHUM in 12th Oct 2017.

We highly appreciate your taking the time and we hope that our one-day symposium was able to provide you with some valuable insight into your regenerative medicine progress in your future projects.

We are so happy to have you as part of the CBS-MSC family.

Finally, make sure you mark your calendars for in the next event of Canadian Biomaterials Society on November 2017.

Enjoy the rest of your beautiful fall,

 Warm regards,

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Elections and Seminar – Fabricating functional self-assembling protein-based materials

Dear friends and colleagues,

We have the pleasure of inviting you to our next seminar organized by the Montreal student chapter of the Canadian Biomaterial Society.

This seminar will be by one excellent researcher from Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University. Prof. Noémie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne will be talking about Fabricating functional self-assembling protein-based materials. This seminar will be followed by a state of the Montreal Chapter, and then the council elections where snacks and refreshments will be served. Continue reading


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Board elections & Call for candidates !

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Dear friends and students,

It is our pleasure to announce the renewal of the executive committee of the CBS-MC, the Montréal Chapter of the Canadian Biomaterials Society.

Since its creation, graduate students and our mentor, Prof. Sophie Lerouge – have devoted their time and energy to build this chapter, have it recognized by the CBS and to organize social, networking and scientific events, which took place in three different higher education institutions in Montréal!

And you are hereby invited to submit your application in our next event in 2017, take over the new mandate the chance to broaden your academic learning with a unique associative experience that is directly connected with your career path!

 ELECTIONS

-Submission of applications would be in our next event in Autumn 2017.
-We will announce it soon,

Hoping to see you all in our next event,

CBS-MC members,


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Thanking you for attending our one-day symposium:

Thanks for joining us at “Seminar on Cell-biomaterial Interactions and Microfluidics” Canadian Biomaterials Society -Montreal Student Chapter (CBS-MSC) in ETS  in 14th June 2017.

We highly appreciate your taking the time and we hope that our one-day symposium was able to provide you with some valuable insight into your regenerative medicine progress in your future projects.

We are so happy to have you as part of the CBS-MSC family.

Finally, make sure you mark your calendars for in the next event of Canadian Biomaterials Society on September 2017.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

 Warm regards,


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Seminar on Cell-biomaterial Interactions and Microfluidics

Dear friends and colleagues,

We have the pleasure of inviting you to our next seminar of the Montreal student chapter of the Canadian Biomaterial Society. This seminar will be by two excellent researchers from école polytechnique: Prof Chris Moraes will be talking about Microscale tissue-on-a-chip technologies, and Prof Antonio Nanci will discuss his recent work (TBA).

Who: Prof. Moraes from McGill and Prof. Nanci from Université de Montréal

Subject: Cell-biomaterial interactions and microfluidic devices

Where: École de technologie supérieure (ETS), pavillon E (Maison des étudiants), room E-3037

When: June 14th, 4:45 pm – Add to iCalendar  •  Google Calendar

See our detailed Event Flyer for biographies and abstracts

The event is free, but please sign up to help us estimate the amounts of food.


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Thank you

Dear Friends/conference attendees,

Thank you so much for attending this year’s Canadian Biomaterials Society – Montreal Student Chapter (CBS-MSC) in CRCHUM’s occurred in Feb 2017. We wanted to send a quick thank you for all of the great connections made, memories created, and laughs shared. There is nothing more powerful than when this community comes together to share ideas, stories, and hope. We had an amazing time in Montreal and hope you did too!

I appreciate your taking the time and I hope that our conference was able to provide you with some valuable insight into your biomaterials and tissue engineering progress in school/work/projects. We are proud to have been able to bring together some of the top researchers, by providing an insight with the applicability examples in industry platform.

We are so happy to have you as part of the CBS-MSC family.

And finally, make sure you mark your calendars for in the next event of Canadian Biomaterials Society on 15th  of June.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Warm regards,