Dr. Natalie Strynadka is one of five UBC researchers to receive a support for COVID-19 research projects as part of a new round of funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Grants totaling nearly $28 million were announced today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. The funding will support urgently needed equipment for 79 projects at 52 universities and research hospitals, colleges, polytechnics and Cégeps across Canada.
“Canadian researchers and scientists are helping to protect our health and safety and are key to finding our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minister Bains said in a release. “With this funding through the Exceptional Opportunities Fund, the Government of Canada is ensuring these talented Canadians have the equipment and tools to support them in their very important work.”
Project: Expanding COVID19 structure-based therapeutic development at UBC through enhanced CryoEM and CryoET data acquisition
Principal Investigator: Natalie Strynadka, professor, department of biochemistry and molecular biology
Funding Amount: $1,225,000
Source: UBC Faculty of Medicine and Canada Foundation for Innovation