BioLab at OICR is a shared instrumentation division that provides advanced state-of-the-art equipment, tools and technical know-how to support lab research activities for OICR researchers and collaborators.
The mission of BioLab is to educate, enable and inspire OICR researchers and collaborators to achieve their research objectives and professional development goals by providing instrument access, knowledge transfer and continued education on advanced cancer technologies and innovations.
BioLab provides its educational offerings through three main intersecting activities:
- BioLab provides access to advanced technology and leading-edge instrumentation, tools and supports training that brings new knowledge and skills.
- To maximize the exposure to current knowledge in transdisciplinary cancer research, BioLab offers participation in the networks of science communication such as online webinars and virtual events.
- BioLab fosters educational collaboration between researchers and technology providers by sharing knowledge, resources and expertise for faster and more effective communication and learning.
To better assist OICR researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic, BioLab has extended its educational offerings by launching the BioLab Hub initiative.
BioLab Hub posts bi-weekly selections of free webinars and virtual events (symposiums, conferences, and summits) on new technologies, instrumentation, applications and innovations related to cancer research.