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2018’s highly cited researchers

2018’s highly cited researchers

       Drs. Shawn Mansfield (cross field category) and Jörg Bohlmann (plant and animal science) were both named 2018 Highly Cited Researchers on the Web of Science. Scholars are selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and […]

Sarah Gergel elected Fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science

Sarah Gergel elected Fellow of American Association for Advancement of Science

Dr. Sarah Gergel was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science – Geology & Geography section. The AAAS bestows this lifetime honor in recognition of extraordinary achievements in advancing science. This year’s Fellows were selected for diverse accomplishments, including pioneering research, leadership within their field, teaching and mentoring, fostering […]

BiRNet News and Events

Home    Leadership       Theme Leads          Board Members          Partners       How to Invest         Contact Us           New and Events BiRNet News Innovate BC Ignite Award Winner: UBC + Performance Biofilaments Forestry/Biocomposites: Dr. Jack Saddler, UBC, is working with Performance Biofilaments to […]

BPI Researcher Metrics

  Career metrics  Past 5 years Principal Investigator Faculty Publications  Citations  H-index Funding ($000) Graduated HQP No. new internal BPI collaborators (2017/18) Joerg Bohlmann Forestry 203 12,599 58 4,998 16 1 Xiaotao Bi Applied Science 310 10,100 51 7,100 12 2 Harry Brumer Science 122 4,061 35 6,727 13 nd Gary Bull Forestry 68 1188 […]

BPI Rising Star Award Winners

BPI Rising Star Award Winners

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of the inaugural BioProducts Institute Rising Star Award. BPI committed to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion in the field of bioproducts and biorefining. These Rising Star Awards were created to recognize, encourage and empower under-represented groups in our cohort. Five awards were created: two BPI Rising Star […]

Shawn Mansfield elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Shawn Mansfield elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Forestry e-News  | September 13, 2018 Royal Society of Canada citation: MANSFIELD, Shawn – Department of Wood Science, The University of British Columbia Shawn Mansfield is a world-leading authority on plant secondary cell wall biosynthesis. He is internationally recognized for his efforts linking genomics, biochemistry, and development, and using functional genomics has discovered genes critical […]

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Home    Leadership       Theme Leads          Board Members          Partners       How to Invest         Contact Us           New and Events BiRNet CONTACT Alexandra Stuthridge Interim Executive Director – BiRNet and Technical Business Manager BioProducts Institute The University of British Columbia | Point […]

Waste cooking oils from UBC Kitchens to biodiesel

BiRNet Project Management

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Bacteria-powered solar cells convert light to energy
UBC team wins BioDesign Challenge
BiRNet Investment Model

BiRNet Investment Model

Home    Leadership       Theme Leads          Board Members          Partners       How to Invest         Contact Us           New and Events Proposed BiRNet Investment Structure Background Up to 50 percent of the global markets for chemicals and materials may be derived from biomass […]

BiRNet Board Member Bios

BiRNet Board Member Bios

Home    Leadership       Theme Leads          Board Members          Partners       How to Invest         Contact Us           New and Events BiRNet BOARD MEMBERS Dr. Trevor Stuthridge, Managing Director, Future Proofing Innovation Strategies Dr. Trevor Stuthridge will serve as the Chairperson of the BiRNet […]

BiRNET Theme Lead Bios

BiRNET Theme Lead Bios

Home    Leadership       Theme Leads          Board Members          Partners       How to Invest         Contact Us           New and Events BiRNet THEME Co-LEADS Dr. Lindsay Eltis is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at UBC and a Tier 1 CRC in Microbial Catabolism […]

BiRNet Relationships

BiRNet Relationships

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Prof. Xiaotao Bi

UBC Technology Transforms Plant Waste to Clean Fuel at an Industrial Scale

Every year, humans produce over a billion tonnes of solid waste; UBC’s innovative gasification technology may help convert more of it to high-quality energy on a commercial scale.

Sally Aitken named recipient of Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence

Sally Aitken named recipient of Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence

The award, presented by LifeSciences BC, recognizes talented individuals and organizations that constitute the life sciences ecosystem in BC, including academia, health institutions, government and industry.

Networks of Centres of Excellence

NCE BiRNet moves to final stage

BiRNet’s strong Letter of Intent to NSERC’s competition gets the federal nod to move to the final stage of the highly competitive application process

Digital Technology Supercluster means exciting opportunities for UBC

Digital Technology Supercluster means exciting opportunities for UBC

The federal government announced its support for Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, a BC-led consortium of private industry, high-tech start-ups and post-secondary institutions on February 15, 2018. UBC is proud to be a founding member of this supercluster that is funded by an investment of $950 million, matched dollar for dollar by the private sector and is expected […]

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Bioproducts – Call for Applications

Canada Excellence Research Chair in Bioproducts – Call for Applications

The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, is seeking an outstanding researcher to be nominated for the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Bioproducts. The CERC program, Canada’s highest research chair appointment, is designed to attract and support world-renowned researchers and their teams to Canada. This unique and exciting appointment at the rank of […]