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Project Leader

Dr. Bob Hancock, OC, FRSC

Centre for Microbial Diseases and Immunity Research
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Innate Immunity

Dr. Bob Hancock is a professor of Microbiology & Immunology at UBC and is a Canada Research Chair holder. He heads the UBC Centre for Microbial Diseases Research. His research interests include antibiotic uptake and resistance, functional genomics and the development of small cationic peptides as novel antimicrobials and immune modulators.

He has published more than 300 papers and reviews and has 12 patents awarded. He has won several awards including the Canadian Society of Microbiologists Award in 1986, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1994, the Canada 125 silver medal in 1995, MRC Distinguished Scientist 1995-2000, Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize 2000, and BC Biotech Alliance Innovation and Achievement Award 2001. In 2001 he was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

He is a Founder of Inimex Pharmaceuticals Inc., and has served as a Scientific Advisory Board Member or consultant with 17 Biotech and Pharmaceutical Companies.

© 2006 Pathogenomics of Innate Immunity: A GenomeBC Project

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