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Research Overview

Research Overview

Fundamental to the success of the Michael Smith Laboratories (MSL) has been the establishment of internationally recognized research programs by our faculty members in several areas: medical and animal molecular genetics/biology, plant and forest molecular genetics/biology, bioprocess engineering, chemical biology, proteomics, micro-fluidics, bioinformatics and statistical genomics.

Also affiliated with the Michael Smith Laboratories is the Centre for High-throughput Biology (ChiBi), an autonomous interdisciplinary research and graduate teaching unit with a focus on the application and development of high-throughput methods for the analysis of biological systems.  The MSL and CHiBi comprise a diverse group of 22 research and teaching faculty and over 150 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research associates.

UBC with over 12,000 faculty and staff plus 8,000 graduate students, has deep research strength across the Applied Sciences, the Life Sciences, the Physical Sciences and Computation, and has formal associations with research hospitals, the British Columbia Cancer Agency, Genome British Columbia, the Genome Sciences Centre, the Centre for Drug Research an Development and the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle.  Researchers thus enjoy numerous opportunities for stimulating and productive collaborations.

New faculty should visit the following website: for information on research.  Information on recruitment, immigration, appointment, orientation, compensation, tenure and promotion, and sabbaticals can be found on the Faculty Relations website at: .