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The 11th Canadian National Proteomics Network Annual Meeting
May 6-8 2019, Québec City, QC

CNPN 2019 Award Winners

2019 CNPN Tony Pawson Proteomics Award

Dr. Jennifer E. Van Eyk, Professor, Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (right); with presenter Arnaud Droit (Vice-President CNPN and organizer CNPN 2019)
Dr. Van Eyk is a Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Director of the Basic Science Research in the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center and Director of the new Advanced Clinical Biosystems Institute where she recently moved from the Johns Hopkins University. She obtained her PhD at the University of Calgary and did her postdoctoral studies in Chicago and Heidelberg where she rapidly moved from basic research to biological mechanisms and biomarker development. A remarkable achievement is that she started her first company during her appointment as Assistant Professor at Queen’s University. She recognized the need for translational expertise and honed her skills in biotechnology as a Chief Scientific Officer at Cardiomics Inc. from 1999 to 2005. She has held Professorial appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she was also Director of the NHLBI Innovation Proteomics Group. Dr. Van Eyk recently was recruited to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre to start the Advanced Clinical Biosystems Research Institute with the motto “From Discovery to Clinical Care”. She also directs the new Cedars-Sinai Precision Biomarker Laboratories which is comprised of two synergistic laboratories. These labs provide targeted protein and metabolite assays for large scale epidemiology and population sciences via a contract service lab and for physicians via a CAP/CLIA lab. She is the winner of the 2019 The Donald F. Hunt Distinguished Achievement in Proteomics Award, US Human Proteome Organization; the 2015 International human proteome organization (HUPO) Translational Science Award; and the 2014 American Heart Association (AHA) Functional Genomics Translational Biology Council Medal of Honor for exceptional science.

Genome Canada - CNPN Travel Awards

from right to left: Mopelola Akinlaja, University of British Columbia; Audrey Astori, UHN-Princess Margaret Cancer Center; Christopher Go, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute; Rachel Nadeau, University of Ottawa; Samuel Shao Huan Weng, BC Children Hospital; Shubham Gupta, University of Toronto; Arjun Sukumaran, University of Guelph; Mohamed Taha Moutaoufik, University of Regina; and Mang Zhu, University of British Columbia.

Genome Quebec - CNPN Travel Awards

from right to left: Anthony Duchesne, McGill University; Sébastien Leblanc, Université de Sherbrooke; Chongwang Li, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer; and Alyson McKenna, Université de Sherbrooke.

CNPN Awards (Best Short Talk, Best Poster, Best Trainee Pre-Symposium Talk)

from left to right: Best Short Talk Awards: Shideh Mirhadi, University of Toronto; Christopher Go, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. Poster Awards: Atefeh Rafiei, University of Calgary; Marie Brunet, Université de Sherbrooke; Alexander Pelletier, University of Ottawa. Best Trainee Pre-Symposium Talk Awards: Reuben Samson, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute; Sébastien Leblanc, Université de Sherbrooke.


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