Dr. Mads Daugaard

Dr. Mads Daugaard

B.Sc. Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 
M.Sc. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Copenhagen
Ph.D. Molecular Cancer Biology and Pathology, University of Copenhagen

Team: 
Clinical and Research Scientists
Positions: 

Senior Research Scientist, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Head, Molecular Pathology & Cell Imaging Core Facility, Vancouver Prostate Centre
Assistant Professor, Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia

 

Dr. Mads Daugaard is a molecular biologist specialized in tumour-associated stress signaling pathways and tumour targeting systems. He earned his PhD degree from the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, for his studies on heat shock proteins in relation to cancer cell survival mechanisms. After completing his PhD, Dr. Daugaard received a junior fellowship award to continue his work at the Danish Cancer Society Research Centre on stress signaling pathways related to DNA damage response mechanisms. In 2010, Dr. Daugaard received a research award from the Danish Cancer Society Scientific Committee to do postdoctoral training in molecular pathology at the BC Cancer Research Centre and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia.

In 2014, Dr. Daugaard was recruited to the Vancouver Prostate Centre as a Senior Research Scientist and group leader. His ongoing research focuses on molecular and biochemical events underlying alternative polyadenylation of mRNAs, chromatin context-dependent DNA repair, development of resistance to chemotherapy, and immune-evasion mechanisms in cancer. Another aspect of Dr. Daugaard’s research relates to discovery and development of novel tumour targeting systems based on parasite-derived recombinant proteins relevant for therapeutic and diagnostic applications in cancer.

Dr. Daugaard has published original research in top-tier scientific journals and received competitive international funding support from institutions such as the US Department of Defense (DoD), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C), and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institutes (VCHRI). In the 2014 competition, Dr. Daugaard received the Prostate Cancer Canada and Safeway Rising Star Award. Dr. Daugaard has served as an Editor of Cell Death & Disease (Nature Publishing Group) since 2016.

In 2012, Dr. Daugaard co-founded the biotechnology companies VAR2 Pharmaceuticals and OncoMal, and in 2017, the diagnostic company VarCT Diagnostics. Dr. Daugaard is elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in all three companies.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

10th Anniversary Ride to Live

West Coast Motorcycle Ride To Live: May 26th

The 10th Anniversary West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live is taking place in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley on May 26 (Victoria date to be finalized), with details on the event and how to register on the event website.  This fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC includes a 50/50 raffle open to all BC residents over age 19.

Step  Up Challenge 2019

Step Up Challenge Vancouver - March 10, 2019

Donations are still being accepted for Prostate Cancer Canada's Step Up Challenge fundraiser, which took place on Sunday March 10.   Click here to donate to The Vancouver Prostate Centre team

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, April 1, 2019

VPC's translational research profiled in UBC Faculty of Medicine News

Dr. Gleave at the VPC
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Dr. Dong interviewed for Science in the City Publication of the Week

Dr. Xuesen Dong