Dimas Yusuf, a second-year UBC medical student, is this year’s recipient of UBC Library’s Innovative Dissemination of Research Award. Yusuf’s submission, entitled Transcription Factor Encyclopedia (TFe), is a wiki-based software system that houses more than 800 articles about TF genes. This special class of genes is critical to learning how to use embryonic stem cells for the treatment of human disease.

This online gene encyclopedia encourages experts to create short summaries of the known information about each TF, and will benefit doctors, scientists, clinicians and those who work in life sciences. Yusuf’s work is sponsored by Professor Wyeth Wasserman from the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics.

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Previous awards and honors received by Dimas Yusuf include the following: Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Program (2009), Peter Lee Scholar in Finance (2008), and the Sauder School of Business Dean’s List (2004 to 2008). He received this latest award, UBC Library’s Innovative Dissemination of Research Award, officially at the Celebrate Research Week Award Gala on March 10, 2011. To learn more about this award, click here. To learn more about the previous year’s award winner, Dr. Michael Brauer, visit cIRcle.

Above excerpt in italics is courtesy of the Scholarly Communications @ UBC website and above image is courtesy of Jill Pittendrigh.

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