UBC Applied Science projects receive federal support for research infrastructure


Six projects based at UBC Applied Science have together received nearly $1.5 million in support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation's John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

The fund aims to "[help] universities attract and retain top research talent from around the world by providing researchers with the highly specialized infrastructure they need to be leaders in their field."

Through the JELF, the Government of Canada is providing $96 million in funding to support 377 new research infrastructure projects at 55 universities across Canada, including $10.61 million for 41 projects at UBC.

The UBC Applied Science-affiliated projects are:

High-performance Atomic Force Microscopy to Elucidate Structure-property Relationships in Nanocellulose Materials
Emily Cranston (Applied Science, Forestry)
Funding received: $240,000

Deciphering DNA-encoded Gene-regulatory Logic with Genome-scale Synthetic DNA
Carl de Boer (Applied Science, Medicine)
Funding received: $125,000

Center for Transportation and Land Use Research (CeTLUR)
Mahmudur Rahman Fatmi (Applied Science, Okanagan)
Funding received: $106,729

Infrastructure to Advance Extracellular Vesicle Biology & Technology
Mina Hoorfar (Applied Science, Okanagan)
Funding received: $800,000

Infrastructure for Developing Pharmacologic Approaches to Modulating Fibrinolysis and Controlling Bleeding Disorders
Christian Kastrup (Applied Science, Medicine)
Funding received: $78,000

Investigating the Neurophysiological Effects and Accumulation of Subconcussive Sports Head Impacts
Lyndia Chun Wu (Applied Science, Medicine)
Funding received: $125,000

For a full list of supported UBC projects, please see the official announcement on website of UBC's Office of the Vice-President Research + Innovation.



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