Six LSI-based researchers have been awarded Discovery Grants through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
More than $492 million in funding was awarded in the 2020 competition to 2,400 researchers across Canada. The results were announced in mid-June by the Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.
“At NSERC, we take great pride in the Discovery Grants program as our funding flagship,” said NSERC President Alejandro Adem. “It provides a firm research foundation for the research programs undertaken by thousands of exceptional science and engineering investigators—professors, students, postdoctoral fellows and support staff across Canada.”
Discovery Grants support ongoing research programs with long-term goals rather than a single short-term project or collection of projects, while also allowing researchers to pursue promising high-risk, high reward topics and ideas.
The following investigators received funding in 2020 through the program in 2020:
Dr. Douglas Allan, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Grant title: Protein translation control of organism development
Dr. Karen Cheung, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering/Centre for Blood Research/School for Biomedical Engineering
Grant title: Microfluidics and inkjet for biomedical engineering materials
Dr. Hongshen Ma, Department of Mechanical Engineering/Centre for Blood Research/School for Biomedical Engineering
Grant title: Microscopy-based cell separation, selective propagation, and selective single cell sequencing
Dr. Ivan Sadowski, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Grant title: Function of Cdk8 in eukaryotic cell growth and differentiation
Dr. Sheila Teves, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Grant title: Evolution and divergence of TBP-mediated transcription activation mechanisms
Dr. Hilla Weidberg, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences
Grant title: Maintaining mitochondrial homeostasis during stress