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Combat a deadly fungal pathogen with gene-editing technology (CRISPR-Cas)…
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Combat a deadly fungal pathogen with gene-editing technology (CRISPR-Cas)…

While the public is aware of the potentially deadly pathogens invading our hospitals, such as the highly infectious agents C. difficile or drug resistant Staph aureus (MRSA), a newer and much lesser known fungal pathogen has been emerging.  This deadly, multidrug resistant organism, Candida Auris is now causing outbreaks in healthcare settings, like hospitals or…

Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winner!
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Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winner!

The Banting Foundation and CANSSI Ontario are pleased to announce the first Discovery Award in Data Science Scholar: Dylan Kobsar, who is Assistant Professor of Neuromechanics in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. Dr. Kobsar received this year’s award for his project titled:  Stepping out of the lab: New methods to translate movement analyses into…

Announcing the 2020 Discovery Award Winners
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Announcing the 2020 Discovery Award Winners

The 95th Annual Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards honour seven investigators for new projects in innovative health and biomedical research. Each award is valued up to $25,000. The Foundation is pleased to note the 62 applications received were divided equally between male and female-identified researchers As well, a total of 14 applications were ranked either…

Lindsay Bodell brings her science to the public
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Lindsay Bodell brings her science to the public

The Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience) recently held a public event in Toronto exploring the science behind dieting and healthy eating. The event entitled, “New Year New You: The Science of Healthy Eating,” featured a panel discussion with four scientists with diverse expertise in nutrition, psychology, and science communication. Included in this panel was…

2020 Banting Research Foundation/ McLaughlin Centre Discovery Award
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2020 Banting Research Foundation/ McLaughlin Centre Discovery Award

The Banting Research Foundation and the University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre are pleased to announce that the application period is now open for the 2020 Banting Research Foundation/ McLaughlin Centre Discovery Award. This marks the fourth year of a funding partnership to support research by early career investigators focused on areas relevant to genomic medicine.…

Updates from the 2018 Discovery Awardees
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Updates from the 2018 Discovery Awardees

With generous support from donors and volunteers in 2018, we supported 9 outstanding early career researchers across Canada. These researchers have since made significant progress on their research projects, expanded their research teams, received additional honours and awards, and secured longer-term funding from other granting agencies! Here are some updates from the 2018 Discovery Awardees:…

Launching Discovery – September 10, 2019
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Launching Discovery – September 10, 2019

On Tuesday September 10th, award recipients, volunteers, and friends of The Banting Research Foundation came together to celebrate a fantastic year at the Foundation. Dr. Susan George (1988 Award recipient) shared with us how critical funding from The Banting Research Foundation at an early stage of her career allowed her to yield promising data, which…

Recipient of the 2019 Discovery Award supported by Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada
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Recipient of the 2019 Discovery Award supported by Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada

The 2019 Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award supported by Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada has been awarded to Dr. Nicholas Strzalkowski from the Department of Biology at Mount Royal University. The Banting Research Foundation and DMRF Canada are thrilled to be able to partner to support this outstanding early career investigator whose research focuses…

2019

Nicholas Strzalkowski, PhD

Department of Biology, Mount Royal University – Sensory Feedback in Dystonia Muscle sensory feedback is thought to contribute to dystonia, however this has not been investigated directly. Dr. Strzalkowski’s research group believes that abnormal sensory feedback from specialized muscle receptors contributes to the involuntary dystonic muscle contractions and is associated with botulinum toxin treatment outcomes. Dr.…

2019

Arneet Saltzman, PhD

Department of Cell and Systems Biology University of Toronto Investigating the role of heterochromatin readers in genome stability Chromosomes consist of DNA packaged with proteins to form chromatin. The organization of our DNA into chromatin is important for controlling which genes are active or inactive, and for preserving the integrity of the genome during cell…

2019

Daiva Nielsen, PhD

Department of Human NutritionMcGill University Characterization of the workplace food environment in Montreal Canada: New directions for gene-environment interaction and health research The retail food environment is acknowledged to play a significant role in public health and while previous studies have examined the role of the food environment around one’s residence, the food environment around…