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. Dec. 7, 2018Alexander Wong Interviewed in The O’Reilly Data Show

    CBB member, Dr. Alexander Wong from Systems Design Engineering was interviewed in The O’Reilly Data Show on his research about designing a human-in-the-loop platform for building deep neural networks with efficient network architectures [Systems Design Engineering News]

  2. Dec. 5, 2018Dr. Kelly Grindrod and colleagues identify drug mixtures that can lead to serotonin syndrome

    Mixing antidepressants with common drugs found in your medicine cabinet could lead to serotonin syndrome, a condition caused by excessive levels of the chemical in the brain.

  3. Nov. 13, 2018Alexander Wong and Duane Cronin named Canada Research Chairs

    CBB members, Alexander Wong and Duane Cronin have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC) as part of a national announcement by the Government of Canada today.

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  1. Jan. 10, 2019UWaterloo Intellectual Property Workshop SeriesIP Series

    Series Information:

    • Thursday January 10 - 12:30-2:30 pm – IP 101 and Commercialization 
    • Thursday  February 14 - 12:30-2:00 pm – IP Case Study
    • Thursday  March 21 - 12:30-2:00 pm – Copyright and Software
    • Thursday  April 11 - 12:30-2:00 pm – Trademarks
    • Thursday May 16- 12:30-2:00 pm - What’s next?  Panel Discussion

    Events are open to all UW faculty, staff, and students. Registration is required for each event to ensure there is enough Pizza and Pop for all!

    Workshop are presented by WatCo and supported by the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) and the Games Institute at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Jan. 10, 2019CBB Annual General Meeting presentation and networking receptionAGM

  3. Jan. 22, 2019CBB/WIN Lecture: Dr. Alessandro Olivo, University College London CBB/WIN Lecture: Dr. Alessandro Olivo, University College London

    Please join the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) and the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) on Tuesday January 22, 2019 for a guest lecture by Dr. Alessandro Olivo, Professor of Applied Physics with the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at University College London (UCL) speaking on “Origins, state-of-the-art and application perspectives of incoherent x-ray phase contrast imaging methods” [Poster ]

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