The CSMB applauds the CIHR decision to adjudicate the Spring project competition

The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences (CSMB) is pleased by the recent decision of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to revert its initial canceling of the Spring 2020 Project Grant competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CSMB and other voices from the Canadian research community have been arguing that in these uncertain […]


Invitation to renew your CSMB membership today!

Dear Colleague, Graduate students and Fellows, The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences invites you to join our organization for 2020-2021. Our organization is committed to advocating for scientific research in Canada. We invite you to join or if you are already a member, to renew your membership now for the year 2020 –2021. Now more […]


Call for nominations – Member-at-large positions May 20 – June 10, 2020

The CSMB Board of Director announces an open call for applications for appointments to Member-At-Large positions on the CSMB Board committees. We encourage you to apply. This year we will make appointments (one to each committee) to replace those Members-At-Large who are completing their 2-year terms on June 30, 2020. We have found that these […]


Congratulations to CSMB VP Dr. Imogen Coe on receiving a Science Ambassador Award from Partners In Research Canada

Congratulations to our Vice-President, Dr. Imogen Coe, on receiving a Science Ambassador Award from Partners in Research Canada (PIR http://www.pirweb.org/en/). PIR is a registered Canadian charity founded in 1988 to help Canadians understand the significance, accomplishments and promise of biomedical research in advancing health and medicine. Since its genesis, PIR has broadened its scope to […]

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CBC and L’Actualité coverage of Tarik Möröy’s appearance before the House of Commons Health committee: Scientists concerned focus on COVID-19 disrupting regular health research funds

The CBC and the major magazine L’Actualité have both published articles quoting CSMB President Tarik Möröy, who appeared on a hearing on Canada’s response to COVID-19 at the House of Commons Standing committee on Health. He told the House of Commons health committee last week that Canada is the only country that had a major […]


Tarik Möröy speaks at the House of Commons Standing committee on Health meeting

CSMB President Tarik Möröy was pleased to speak on behalf of our members at a briefing on COVID-19 of the House of Commons Standing committee on health. The meeting has been recorded and can be viewed on ParlVu here Read Dr. Möröy’s speaking notes here:


Canadian researchers rise to the challenge of COVID-19 response

Following the launch by the federal government of Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research issued the following message (https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/51890.html) We would like to thank the 1,195 applicants who submitted their research ideas within a nine-day window; the diversity of research ideas and quality of the science was impressive. […]


CSMB executives travel to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to promote the full implementation of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review

CSMB executives Tarik Moroy, Imogen Coe, Paola Marignani, Katey Ryner and Vincent Archambault visited Senators, Members of Parliament and staff on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 24 and 25 to promote the full implementation of the recommendations of Canada’s Fundamental Science Review (Naylor report). It was an opportunity of our executives to talk about […]


#MySTEMJob featuring CSMB VP Imogen Coe

If I can see her, I can be her. Developed by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Canadian Museum of Nature, #MySTEMjob tells the stories of twenty inspiring women from across Canada through video shorts View a short about Imogen […]


Read the latest issue of IUBMB News

We invite you to read the latest issue of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology – IUBMB Newsletter, now available online on the IUBMB website.