Montreal Student Chapter

Canadian Biomaterials Society (CBS)

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Thanking you for attending our one-day symposium On “Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications in Feb 2018”  

Dear all,

Thanks for joining us at “Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications” Canadian Biomaterials Society -Montreal Student Chapter (CBS-MSC) on February 1st at McGill University.

We highly appreciate your taking the time and we hope that our one-day symposium.

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 March 2018.

Enjoy the rest of your winter!

 Warm regards,



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[Montreal student chapter of the Canadian Biomaterials Society’s (CBS-MC) seminar on “Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications” at February 1st, from 4 – 6pm]

Hello all,

You are invited to the Montreal student chapter of the Canadian Biomaterials Society’s (CBS-MC) upcoming seminar on “Microfluidic Devices for Biomedical Applications“. The event will take place on February 1st at Duff Medical Building, McGill University, 3775 University Street, Room 507/509 from 4 – 6pm

Two of the excellent professors in this field will be presenting in the event: Prof. David Junker, Department of Biomedical Engineering at McGill University and Prof. Thomas Gervais, Department of Engineering Physics at Ecole Polythechnique de Montreal. 

The seminar will be followed by a networking session, foods and drinks. 

Please see the Event Flyer for more details and like our Facebook page CBS Montreal Student Chapter (@biomaterialsmtlfor more information about the event.

The event is free but to help us estimate the number of people, please let us know if you will be joining us here: RSVP

Thank you and see you there!

The executive committee of the CBS-MC


Bonjour à tous,

Le chapitre étudiant de Montréal de la Société Canadienne des Biomatériaux (CBS-MC) a le plaisir de vous convier à son premier séminaire de l’année qui aura lieu le 1 Février au Duff Medical Building, McGill University 3775 University Street, salle 507/509  de 16h à 18h

Le séminaire portera sur les dispositifs micro-fluidiques appliqués au domaine biomédical et sera donné par deux éminents professeurs du domaine: Prof. David Junker du département de génie biomédical de l’Université McGill et le Prof. Thomas Gervais du département de Génie physique de l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. 

Ce séminaire sera suivi d’une séance de réseautage où des snacks et boissons seront servis

Veuillez visiter notre site-web ainsi que le dépliant de l’événement pour plus d’informations. Vous pouvez également aimer notre page Facebook CBS Montreal Student Chapter (@biomaterialsmtl).

L’événement est gratuit mais afin de nous aider à le préparer, laissez-nous savoir si vous vous joindrez à nous en remplissant ce formulaire

Merci et à bientôt !

Le comité exécutif du CBS-MC.

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21st Microencapsulation Industrial Convention event

Dear all, 

CBS-Montreal Student Chapter is pleased to inform you that the 21st Microencapsulation Industrial Convention ( will be held in Montreal May 21-24, 2018. The event could interest CBS members working on encapsulation or interested in networking with industry (90% of attendees are from industry). There are 1-on-1 networking sessions that could be of significant interest for professors but also students looking for jobs in this field.
Early bird registration ends January 20th. Please find the event flyer attached for further information.
CBS-Montreal Student Chapter

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Members 2017-2018

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

Neda Latifi – President

“Hello there, my name is Neda Latifi and I am the acting President of our chapter. I am a PhD candidate of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. My interests lie in soft tissue engineering and mechanobiology in particular bioreactor technology and biomaterial development and characterization. I joined CBS-Montreal Student Chapter as an associate member in June 2015. 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. I was then selected as the Vice President of Internal Affairs in July 2016. Considering my active involvement in the chapter during the past few years and our successful experience for the WBC2016 student activities and Montreal Biomaterial Research Day, I feel ready, experienced and interested in getting more involved as the President for 2017-2018 academic year. 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 – Conference representative

Hello everyone! My name is Mandana. I’m the new conference representitive 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- Secretary

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



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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 !


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!


-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,