Category: HQP / Trainee News

New ResearchSKETCH: New blood test predicts ‘late-phase’ asthmatic response

Recent AllerGen research has identified blood molecules that may help scientists better understand the biology of allergic asthma. AllerGen HQP Dr. Amrit Singh wants you to know more about this discovery, which emerged from research he participated in with AllerGen

New ResearchSKETCH: Can mom’s distress increase baby’s allergy risk?

Recent AllerGen research leveraging CHILD Study data sheds light on the link between a mom’s psychological wellbeing and the immune health of her newborn. AllerGen HQP Liane Kang wants you to know more about this discovery, which emerged from research

AllerGen HQP shine at CSACI

AllerGen Trainees continue to shine at the AllerGen/Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) Poster Competition, winning 11 of the 16 awards granted at the Fall 2017 event. The Competition was held in conjunction with CSACI’s 2017 Scientific Meeting,

Graduate Student Awards fund innovative asthma research

Asthma Canada and AllerGen are pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of their partnered Graduate Student Research Awards, granted as part of Asthma Canada’s National Research Program. L to R: Danay Maestre-Batlle (The University of British Columbia), Thomas Mahood (University

New ResearchSKETCH: Saliva contains a novel molecule for measuring stress

A salivary protein called “Calcium-binding protein spermatid-specific 1,” or CABS1, has the potential to be a reliable, accurate marker of stress. AllerGen HQP Eduardo Reyes-Serratos wants you to know more about this discovery, which emerged from research he participated in

CAAIF-AllerGen Research Fellowship supports immune research in asthmatic women

The Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF) and AllerGen are pleased to announce that Dr. Lauren Solomon has been awarded the 2017 CAAIF-AllerGen Research Fellowship, an award that supports the research of exceptional young scientists in the field of

ASNPN Vice-President attends high-profile International Day of Women and Girls in Science event

On February 11, 2017, AllerGen HQP Laura Feldman joined an exclusive audience of more than 100 women and girls to celebrate the 2017 International Day of Women and Girls in Science, held at Facebook Canada’s headquarters in Toronto, ON. As

National study examines relationship between immigration status and the prevalence of non-food allergies

A study published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health has found that immigrants to Canada have fewer non-food allergies than the non-immigrant population, but that the difference diminishes with longer duration of residence in Canada. The study, which is

AllerGen awards fourth Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship

AllerGen is pleased to announce that Dr. Catherine Biggs has been awarded the prestigious AllerGen Emerging Clinician-Scientist Research Fellowship. During the two-year Fellowship, Dr. Biggs will train under the supervision of AllerGen investigator Dr. Stuart Turvey, pediatric immunologist and director

AllerGen trainee receives prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

An early career researcher and former AllerGen Network trainee has been named a 2016 Banting Postdoctoral Fellow. The fellowship, valued at $70,000 per year for two years, is Canada’s most prestigious award for postdoctoral research. Dr. Matthew Gold, a Postdoctoral

Winning HQP videos “clever” and “relatable,” say judges

An animated musical about the harmful chemicals contained in plastic consumer products took first place in AllerGen’s 2016 HQP Video Competition. “The Phthalates Song,” created by Evelyn Gunawan, Min Hyung Ryu and Agnes Yuen, received top ranking from an expert

Trainee John-Paul Oliveria wins McMaster, EAACI awards

AllerGen HQP John-Paul Oliveria has been recognized by McMaster University and by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) for his performance as a graduate student and for his contributions to the 2016 EAACI Congress. At the May