Call for nominations – CSMB Committees

CSMB members are invited to apply to become at-large or student members of CSMB committees.

Membership structure and mandate:   This webpage shows the CSMB committee structure , with links below to the mandates of each committee. We will appoint student and at-large members to our committees, each for a 2-year term.

To apply , please fill in the following form:

The application deadline is on July 22, and appointments will be announced in August.

Professor Philippe Crine: a hero for children with hypophosphatasia

We invite you to read this article a great Canadian scientist whose research had an important impact

Professor Philippe Crine: a hero for children with hypophosphatasia 

Michel Chrétien, Trang Hoang, Michel Bouvier, Mieczyslaw Marcinkiewicz, Michael Whyte, Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, zjae061,

Published: 16 April 2024

We also invite you to read the story of the development of Asfotase Alpha, written by his colleagues, Michel Bouvier, Trang Hoang and Michel Chrétien.


Read our year-end newsletter

We invite you to read our year-end newsletter today!


Message from the Trainee committee for the 66th Annual Canadian Society for Molecular Bioscience (CSMB) 2023 meeting in Ottawa.

Join us at the 66th annual Canadian Society of Metabolic Biosciences (CSMB) conference at the University of Ottawa (May 30 ‚Äď June 2, 2023)! With the theme of ‚ÄúMetabolic regulation of cell signaling,‚ÄĚ this conference brings together top minds in the field to explore cutting-edge research on cellular metabolism in health and disease.

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Join us for the first CSMB Virtual Seminar – February 14, 2023 9AMPT/12PM ET

Feb 14 CSMB Virtual seminarWe invite you to the first CSMB Virtual Seminar which will take place on Tuesday February 14th, 2023 at 9am PT/12 pm ET. We will hear exciting work from Dr. Michael Downey (University of Ottawa) who will tell us about ‚ÄúSystems biology of polyphosphate‚ÄĚ and trainee Laura Orofiamma (Toronto Metropolitan University) whose talk is titled ‚ÄúMetabolic control of clathrin-mediated endocytosis by AMPK impacts integrin traffic and cell migration‚ÄĚ.

The goal of this seminar series is to highlight the amazing and innovative research being carried out in Canada, including the work of our trainees. This is the first seminar in our series, which will occur on the second Tuesday of every month at 9am PT/12pm ET. Please feel free to circulate the information about these seminars with you colleagues. Everyone is welcome!

To sign up for the seminar, please fill out the form here:


Cathy Cozma

CSMB Trainee Committee Member and Seminar Organizer

Dive into the world of science of the 2021 Canada Gairdner Awards laureates.

Through a partnership with the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB), the Gairdner foundation have created a series of animated videos and illustrated materials that help explain the work and research that some of our 2021 Canada Gairdner award winners have accomplished. + + +