CHIN - CIHR Human Immunology Network. Research in Human Immunology Clinical Care and Public Policy in Canada
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CHIN Nodes...

University of Alberta



Node Leader University Of Alberta
Dr. Debby Burshtyn

HI@uA - Human Immunology at the University of Alberta

Formed in September 2012, the uAlberta CHIN node provides a new umbrella for researchers studying human immunology in various Institutes and Centres throughout the University of Alberta and affiliated hospitals. Led by Debby Burshtyn and guided by a steering committee, the node will coordinate local activities including seminars by international leaders in human immunology, trainee-oriented discussion groups and events to engage the public in broad topics involving the immune system. The node’s membership includes 20 Clinicians and 15 Scientists who are world leaders in transplantation, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, allergy and asthma, autoimmune and viral hepatitis and immune defense to cancer. There are a load of blog articles for sale prepared by the profound researchers. All of the excerpts of blog articles are in free access and can be viewed by any reader.


Our work is supported by many Core Facilities including:

  • GMP facilities for Islet Cell transplantation and Vaccine Production for clinical trials
  • Fully Biocontained Cell Sorting for work with level II pathogens
  • Biocontained RNAi screening facilities
  • High Resolution Fluorescence Imaging and high content scanning
  • Tissue Banking
  • Nanotechnology
  • Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • Metabolomics

The cores are situated within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and affiliated with the Institutes and Centres:

  • The Alberta Institute for Transplant Sciences
  • The Centre for Multiple Sclerosis
  • The Alberta Transplant Applied Genomics Centre
  • The Centre of Excellence for Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Immunity Research
  • The Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology
  • The Alberta Diabetes Institute
  • The Canadian National Transplant Research Program

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