Dr. Leonard Foster, Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories and Interim Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence. The formal presentation of this award took place during the Annual LifeSciences BC Awards ceremony.
This award honours an individual, group or company in B.C. whose work has had a significant impact on advancing the fields of genomics, proteomics, bioinformatics or systems biology.
Dr. Foster’s research is focused on quantitative proteomics using LC-ESI-MS to study biological systems. His research covers a wide range of topics including pathogen invasion, infection, protein localization and mapping protein interaction. He is currently working on a number of projects including finding host targets of effector proteins secreted from pathogenic bacteria and identifying biomarkers of disease resistance in honey bees.