2020 Frontiers in Biophysics (Postponed)

  • Date: 06/05/2020

University of British Columbia


Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, Frontiers in Biophysics 2020 will no longer be taking place this June. Stay tuned for further information.


Frontiers in Biophysics is a one-day conference designed to promote collaboration and networking within the quantitative biology community in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Participants in all stages of their careers and from academic backgrounds such as math, physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, computer science, and engineering are welcome to give a talk or present a poster.


Speaker Biography 

Christopher W. Cairo is an Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of Alberta. He obtained a BSc in Chemistry from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany. He went on to graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with Prof. Laura L. Kiessling where he worked on multivalent carbohydrate-protein interactions. Chris then moved to an NIH-funded Postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. David E. Golan at Harvard Medical School where he studied the regulation of integrins in T cell adhesion. Chris joined the faculty of the University of Alberta in 2006 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in 2012. He was a principal investigator in the Alberta Glycomics Centre, and is currently a Network Investigator with GlycoNet. The Cairo research group studies the function of glycoproteins and glycolipids in cardiovascular disease, cancer, and immunity. Their work takes place at the chemistry-biology interface with major projects targeting the design of inhibitors for the human neuraminidase enzymes, the recognition of carbohydrate antigens in immune response, and bioconjugate labelling strategies for glycolipids and glycoproteins. 



Click on the links below for the event schedule and abstracts.




Abstracts: TBC



Other Information: 

This event was moved to 2021. More details are available here.