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2020 Banting–CANSSI Ontario Discovery Awards in Data Science
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2020 Banting–CANSSI Ontario Discovery Awards in Data Science

The Banting Research Foundation and the Ontario Regional Centre of the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI Ontario) are pleased to announce two new 2020 Discovery Awards in Data Science. These Banting–CANSSI Ontario Discovery Awards are one-year grants of up to $25,000 each to support early career investigators in data science. A total of two grants…

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:…

2020 Discovery Award supported by Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada
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2020 Discovery Award supported by Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada

The Banting Research Foundation and DMRF Canada are pleased to announce the Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award supported by DMRF Canada is now accepting applications for 2020. This marks the fourth year of a funding partnership to support research by early career investigators focused on areas relevant to dystonia, a neurological movement disorder impacting more…

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…

2019

Benoit Laurent, PhD

Department of BiochemistryUniversité de Sherbrooke Deciphering the epigenetic regulation of alternative splicing in neurons Aging can reduce the birth of new neurons, a process called neurogenesis. The challenge is to prevent our neurons from dying in old age and keep growing new ones in order to stave off neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Laurent’s research project aims…