Céline Laumont, a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Medical Genetics, is one of three UBC scholars awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The national award, which is valued at $70,000 each year for two years, supports research that will positively contribute to Canada’s economic, social, and research-based growth. Laumont’s research focuses on the inner workings of the…
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Nineteen Faculty of Medicine members received funding by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), through its Discovery research program. They were awarded more than $3.8 million through the Discovery Grants and Research Tools and Instruments Grants. Their projects are among 183 UBC-led projects that received a combined $37 million to pursue research in a variety of natural sciences and engineering disciplines.…
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UBC microbiologists and chemists have received $2.5 million in support of research aimed at addressing the health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. François Jean, Bob Hancock and David Perrin are among the 19 researchers at UBC receiving a combined total of $14.3 million in grants in the latest round of federal funding to accelerate the development, testing and implementation of…
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Researchers at the Life Sciences Institute have received a total of $3,318,600 in the latest round of funding from the federal government in support of research aimed at addressing the COVID-19 outbreak. Four LSI teams, all focusing on drug research, will be led by Drs. Josef Penninger, Natalie Strynadka, and Pieter Cullis, and Dr. Francois Jean will share leadership of…
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MSFHR Partners with CIHR to Fund Vital COVID-19 Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) announced today the successful projects from the Rapid Research Funding Opportunity launched in May. MSFHR joined research funders from across Canada to partner on this opportunity that focuses on mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on people, communities, and health systems. MSFHR contributed $150,000 to expand the available funding for research in BC, and to…
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Today the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) has awarded teams associated with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)—including three researchers from Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) at BC Cancer—with a 2020 AACR team science award. The AACR team science award recognizes outstanding interdisciplinary teams of researchers for their innovative and meritorious science that has advanced or may advance our fundamental…
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Researchers at the University of British Columbia have received a combined total of $14.3 million in grants in the latest round of funding from the federal government in support of research aimed at addressing the health challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, 19 teams at UBC working in drug research, global health, obstetrics, medical imaging, public health, and Indigenous…
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Twenty-one doctoral students at UBC have received a Vanier Canada Graduate Fellowship, and three postdoctoral fellows have received a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The announcement was made on June 18, 2020. Across Canada, 168 new Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recipients and 70 new Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients were selected. These young researchers are working on subjects that span the health sciences, the natural sciences…
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LSI’s Carolina Tropini, an Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been named as the winner of this year’s Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award in the field of Engineering. The award provides US$50,000 a year over a three-year period to outstanding female academic leaders working in science, technology,…
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LSI Director Josef Penninger and British colleagues have been awarded a UK-Canada Diabetes Research Team Grant to investigate the potential to reverse vascular changes caused by high blood sugar in artificial human blood vessels. Diabetes affects nearly 3 million Canadians and 8.8% of the global population. The cost of treating Canadian diabetes patients diagnosed between 2012-22 is estimated at $15.4…
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