Welcome to the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is a catalyst for advancing bioengineering and biotechnology research and innovation through industry collaborations and partnerships.  

More than 130 faculty members, from every faculty on campus, are actively engaged with the centre, working in collaboration to provide a resource of varying expertise.

Our mandate is to build healthy, active partnerships between centre researchers and corporate members through collaborative projects, mutual interest building, and networking events.

To learn more about partnerships, please email us

A Message from the Centre's Director

At the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, we have over 130 researchers working in areas as diverse as new pharmaceutical delivery systems, lab testing on technologies as small as a computer chip, better and lower cost imaging systems, and software solutions for healthcare.  Our researchers span all departments of the faculties of engineering and science, and includes researchers from other faculties as well. The common thread between researchers is a dedication to understanding how technology can work in conjunction with biology and people to make a better world.

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is focused on partnerships.  Success in this area requires strong partnerships between researchers, students, industry, healthcare and government. For this reason, the Centre welcomes members from these communities and encourages them to join the Centre and participate in our research.  We host industry focus days, seminars, workshops, student events, and help build the right teams to tackle the toughest problems.  Come join us, and work towards a better, healthier world through technology.

- Catherine Burns, Director, Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology

  1. Mar. 15, 2018Susan Horton examining medical testing in resource-limited countries

    CBB Member Susan Horton, School of Public Health and Health Systems, is part of an international team examining medical testing in resource-limited countries.

  2. Mar. 9, 2018David Simakov finds manure could yield energy and ease global warming

    CBB Member David Simakov, Chemical Engineering, discovers that farm manure holds the possibility of acting as a source of renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  3. Feb. 28, 2018Emmanuel Ho and collaborators develop new therapy to combat deadly bacteria

    CBB Member Emmanuel Ho and collaborators from the University of Manitoba have created a new therapy to combat deadly bacteria infecting hospital patients worldwide.

    The new therapy is a biocide able to target antibiotic-defiant bacteria such as Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The team's goal was to find a way around the superbug's defences, using a new approach based on material science.

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  1. Apr. 27, 2018CBB Seminar: Shumin Zhai, Google Inc.Google Inc.

    The Human and Technology Factors in Smartphone Text Input

    To attend, please register on Eventbrite.
    This event is co-sponsored by CBB and the Games Institute

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