2016 Discovery Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Banting Research Foundation 2016 Discovery Award recipients. Six grants were funded in the 2016 competition out of 50 applications. The successful Discovery Award recipients are: Jeanette Boudreau, PhD, Dalhousie University...

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2015 Friesen Prize Public Lecture

Following Sir Paul Nurse’s December 7, 2015 Friesen Prize Lecture at the University of Ottawa entitled “The Fundamental Significance of Discovery Science in the Creative Process,” distinguished leaders in health science and education gathered for...

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Friesen Prize public forum 2015

The Banting Research Foundation has partnered with the Royal Canadian Institute for Science and Friends of CIHR to support the 2015 Henry G. Friesen International Prize Program and its expert roundtable discussions informing the contribution of...

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Grant Recipients 2015

In 2015, the following early-career researchers received Banting Research Foundation Discovery Awards: Jeffrey Chen, PhD, University of Saskatchewan Towards a next generation of superior BCG tuberculosis vaccines Jeremy Hirota, PhD, University of...

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Jeffrey Chen, PhD

VIDO-InterVac, University of Saskatchewan Towards a next generation of superior BCG tuberculosis vaccines (Photo: Trenna Brusky, VIDO InterVac) Tuberculosis is a serious global health problem, with one-third of the world’s population having been...

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Jeremy Hirota, PhD

Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia A 3D-printed human airway model for studying respiratory mucosal immune responses Jeremy Hirota Exposure to allergens and air pollutants in the air we breathe can lead to “lung attacks” in...

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Petra Kienesberger, PhD

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University Role of the adipokine autotaxin in obesity-associated insulin resistance Insulin resistance, a major complication of obesity, is a condition where tissues such as skeletal...

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Morgan Langille, PhD

Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University Design and implementation of a human microbiome interaction database It is becoming increasingly apparent that the microbes living on and in our bodies, called the human microbiome, are important...

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Joon Lee, PhD

School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo Personalized predictive analytics based on electronic medical data and patient similarity metrics A regular group meeting of the Health Data Science Lab at the University of...

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