Professor Auclair was recently awarded funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. The two co-applicants involved in this application, Prof. Auclair and Prof. K. J. Saliba from The Australian National University, will  share approximately $185,000 per year for 3 years to work on "Understanding and targeting coenzyme A biosynthesis and utilization in Plasmodium falciparum".

Classified as: collaboration, grant
Published on: 24 Nov 2016

Most chemistry students are well aware of the anticancer properties of cisplatin, cis-Pt(NH3)2Cl2,  as a result of the pioneering work of Professor Barnett Rosenberg and his colleagues at the Michigan State University in the late 1960s. Over the years, this simple Pt(II) coordination complex and some structurally closely related ones have become the FDA-approved drugs of choice for cancer treatment, especially ovarian and testicular cancers.

Classified as: collaboration, Afghanistan, drug
Published on: 23 Nov 2016

THERE’S plenty of hullabaloo surrounding the idea of creativity in the workplace. As the world grows increasingly automated, it seems natural to fear that creativity — the signature characteristic of human intellect — will become less and less important over time.

Classified as: collaboration, Karl Moore, Andrew Shipilov, INSEAD, Associate Professor, herald sun
Published on: 22 Sep 2014

CKUT's All Things McGill interviewed Lilith Wyatt regarding the Sustainability Projects Fund and the recent referendum process that will secure funding for the initiative over the next 5 years. 

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Classified as: collaboration, community, SPF, Sustainability, vision 2020, CKUT
Published on: 21 May 2013

Montreal researchers find that music lessons before age seven create stronger connections in the brain

If you started piano lessons in grade one, or played the recorder in kindergarten, thank your parents and teachers. Those lessons you dreaded – or loved – helped develop your brain. The younger you started music lessons, the stronger the connections in your brain.

Classified as: music, collaboration, neuroscience, brain, Development, Neurology, creativity, Robert Zatorre
Published on: 12 Feb 2013