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96th Annual Banting Discovery Award Winners
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96th Annual Banting Discovery Award Winners

Every year, the Foundation presents six awards but this year is special. To mark the centenary year of the discovery of insulin, we have partnered with Mitacs to double the number of awards. A very special thanks to our partners Mitacs, Jarislowsky Foundation and the Centre of Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) Ontario, and all…

Announcing the 2021 Discovery Awards
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Announcing the 2021 Discovery Awards

Toronto, ON – Mitacs and the Banting Research Foundation are proud to announce the winners of the 96th Annual Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards.  This year, 12 investigators – 50% of whom are women – have been awarded one-year grants of up to $25,000 for innovative health and biomedical research projects. The goal of this…

Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winners
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Banting-CANSSI Discovery Award Winners

The Banting Research Foundation and CANSSI Ontario are pleased to announce that the 2021 Discovery Award in Data Science scholars are Drs. Glen McGee and Alanna Weisman. Dr. Glen McGee intends to develop statistical tools to characterize and correct biases that arise from the analysis of electronic health records of patients with autism spectrum disorder.…

Remembering Banting Alumni, “founding father of genetics”…
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Remembering Banting Alumni, “founding father of genetics”…

Dr. Lou Siminovitch (Discovery Award recipient 1958) was a lover of science – an outstanding Canadian scientist who made brilliant contributions to cell virology, stem cell research and the field of genetics. As a scientific visionary, he mentored and influenced several generations of scientists, which will surely have a lasting impact for generations to come. Dr. Siminovitch also held positions…

New Mitacs-Banting Discovery Awards invest in early career researchers
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New Mitacs-Banting Discovery Awards invest in early career researchers

OTTAWA — Mitacs is expanding its support for early career researchers across Canada by funding six new Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards, valued at $25,000 each, for researchers in the first three years of a faculty position following their post-doctoral fellowship. The new Mitacs-Banting Discovery Awards are for researchers in biomedical sciences undertaking health research…

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

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…

Reduce or Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis…see what Dr. Ali Abdul-Sater has to say…
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Reduce or Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis…see what Dr. Ali Abdul-Sater has to say…

York University Team Works to Reduce or Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis TRAF1 is a protein our bodies make naturally, and people with a specific variation of TRAF1 have an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Removing or adjusting TRAF1 to reduce risk is complex—because this protein has other important roles in our immune system. Our bodies…

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.…