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Published: 16 Sep 2008

The Life Sciences Complex (LSC) encompasses two new facilities, the Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building and the Cancer Research Building, as well as the existing McIntyre Medical Sciences Building and Stewart Biological Sciences Building.

  • The Life Sciences Complex (LSC) encompasses two new facilities, the Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building and the Cancer Research Building, as well as the existing McIntyre Medical Sciences Building and Stewart Biological Sciences Building.
  • The new Cancer Research Building will house researchers from both the McGill Cancer Centre and the Molecular Oncology Group, following a fusion between the two under a new name: the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Centre.
  • Research projects at the LSC will focus on five biomedical fields: Cancer, Complex Traits, Chemical Biology, Developmental Biology, and Cell Information Systems.
  • The LSC is home to 60 principal investigators and 600 researchers, joined by over 2,000 researchers, technical personnel, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the renovated Stewart and McIntyre buildings.
  • The LSC houses a dozen core facilities expressly designed to encourage cross-disciplinary research and interaction.
  • The LSC occupies 340,000 square feet of floor space. The two new buildings, the Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building and the Cancer Research Building, are dedicated entirely to research.
  • The total cost of construction for the LSC exceeded $73 million.
  • The two new buildings in the LSC, a multi-disciplinary initiative between the Faculties of Science and Medicine, represent the largest construction project in the history of McGill University.
  • The LSC was made possible thanks to the support of private and public partners.
  • Public funding for the LSC for construction and equipment includes more than $41 million in funding from the Government of Quebec and more than $27 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
  • Private funding for the LSC includes a $10-million gift from Dr. Francesco Bellini and a major donation from the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation.

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