McMaster Scientists Awarded Over $13M in NSERC Funding

July 17, 2014 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

The Government of Canada and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are investing more than $13.6 million in research at McMaster University.

The funding will support 79 research programs over terms ranging from one to five years. These awards comprise the 2014 competition results for NSERC’s Discovery Grants and Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS).

McMaster has been funded for 73 research projects totaling $12.475M and received more than $500,000 for six researchers for equipment and tools. The Discovery Grants Program funds ongoing programs of research in every scientific and engineering discipline. The Discovery Accelerator Supplements – awarded to accelerate progress and maximize the impact of superior research programs – are valued at $120,000 over three years and provide the researcher with additional resources to compete with the best in the world.

The following life scientists have been included amongst the awardees:

  • Eric Brown-understanding ribosome biogenesis
  • Reuven Dukas-the use of individual and social information in insects
  • Jonathan Dushoff-how ideas and behaviors spread on networks
  • Michael Farquharson-development of X-Ray instrumentation for analysis of biological tissue and other material applications
  • Turlough Finan-UV and visible light, fluorescence and luminesence Microtitre Plate Spectrometer
  • Grant McClelland-Evolution and Plasticity of Muscle Metabolism

View the full list on the NSERC website.

For more information visit McMaster.

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