$110M for Nine Innovative McGill Research Projects

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Published: 9Mar2021

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Funded Projects:

 

SecureData4Health

McGill team lead: Guillaume Bourque, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

External team lead: Vincent Ferreti, Principal Investigator, Research Center of the Sainte-Justine University Hospital and Director of Digital Platforms, Genome Québec.

Partner institutions: Hospital for Sick Children, Sinai Health System, Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke, Université Laval.

CFI Funding: $7,924,202

Additional funds contributed by Québec: $6,579,695

Total project budget: $19,978,910

 

Quantum Dynamics Laboratory: Tools to Visualize Advanced Materials at Work

McGill team lead: David Cooke and Bradley Siwick, Faculty of Science.

CFI funding: $2,570,856.

Additional funds contributed by Québec: $2,570,856

Total project budget: $6,427,139

 

Canadian Hydrogen Observatory and Radio transient Detector (CHORD)

McGill team lead: Matt Dobbs, Faculty of Science.

External team lead: Keith Vanderlinde, Assistant Professor at the Dunlap Institute and Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto.

Partner institutions*: The Perimeter Institute, University of Calgary, University of Toronto.

CFI funding: $9,071,532

Additional funds contributed by Québec: $3,209,533

Total project budget: $23,139,105

 

Next Generation dopaminergic cell modeling and therapeutics for movement disorders

McGill team leads: Carl Ernst, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; Edward Fon, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Scientific Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute.

CFI funding: $3,420,697

Additional funds contributed by Québec: $3,420,697

Total project budget: $8,551,743

 

Nanotools III

McGill team lead: Peter Grutter, Faculty of Science.

CFI funding: $2,884,120

Additional funds contributed by Québec: $2,884,120

Total Project Budget: $7,210,302

 

Building-Architecture-Research Node (BARN)

McGill Team Leads: Michael Jemtrud, Faculty of Engineering; Kiel Moe, and Salmaan Craig (Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture)

CFI funding: $7,682,961

Additional funds contributed by Québec: $7,682,961

Total project budget: $19,207,401

 

Centre for Applied Nanomedicine (CAN) – Studies into Extracellular Vesicle Heterogeneity, Biomarkers and Function

McGill team leads: Janusz Rak and Peter Metrakos, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

CFI Funds: $1,365,228

Additional funds contributed by Quebec: $1,365,228

Total project budget: $3,413,071

 

Functional Atomic-scale Materials Engineering (FAME)

McGill team leads: Thomas Szkopek and Marta Cerruti, Faculty of Engineering.

Partner institutions: École Polytechnique de Montréal, Université de Montréal, University of Ottawa

CFI funds: $3,244,132

Additional funds contributed by Quebec: $2,767,722

Total project budget: $8,117,615

 

Advanced Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing Facility

McGill team lead: Stephen Yue, Faculty of Engineering.

External team lead: Dominique Poirier, Research Officer Automotive and Surface Transportation, National Research Council of Canada.

Partner institutions: Concordia University, University of Windsor

CFI Funds: $3,775,027 from the CFI Innovation Fund.

Additional funds contributed by Quebec: $3,651,088

Total Project Budget: $9,437,569

 


Funded Projects led by other institutions with McGill co-applicants:

 

Canadian Analytics Network for Outcome Prediction In Exposures (CANOPIE)

Led by: University of Alberta

McGill co-applicant: Christophe Borchers 

 

Enabling the search for neutrinoless double-beta decays in Xe-136 with nEXO

Led by: University of British Columbia

McGill co-applicant: Thomas Brunner 

 

Atomistics of Synthetic and Natural Materials

Led by: École Polytechnique de Montréal

McGill co-applicant: Raynald Gauvin and Marc McKee

 

A cGMP facility for Personalized Tissue Engineering

Led by: Université Laval

McGill co-applicant: Bartha Knoppers

 

CGEn – A National Platform for Genome Sequencing and Analysis

Led by: The Hospital for Sick Children

McGill co-applicant: Mark Lathrop

 

Distributed Digital Intelligence Network (D2IN): Develoment of disruptive and low-cost microsystems for edge computing

Led by: Université de Sherbrooke

McGill collaborator: Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur

 

Building a Future for Canadian Neutron Scattering

Led by: McMaster University

McGill co-applicant: Dominic Ryan

 

Neurodevelopmental basis of nervous system disorders: NeuroBasis

Led by: Université de Montréal

McGill co-applicants: Stuart Trenholm, Edward Ruthazer, Reza Sharif Naeini, Robert Koenekoop, Myriam Srour

 

PURE: Particles in URban Environments

Led by: Université de Montréal

McGill co-applicant: Nathalie Tufenkji 

 

Belle II Canadian Research Data Centre

Led by: University of Victoria

McGill co-applicant: Andreas Warburton

 

Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA): A Platform for Interdisciplinary Research

Led by: McMaster University 

McGill co-applicants: Christina Wolfson, Mark Lathrop

 

Auditory-Motor Skill Learning and Brain Plasticity

Led by: Université de Montréal

McGill co-applicant: Robert Zatorre

*Partner institutions contribute to the overall project budget from the associated CFI funds.

 

Contact Information

Contact: 
Meaghan Thurston, Senior Communications Officer
Organization: 
Research and Innovation, McGill University
Email: 
meaghan.thurston [at] mcgill.ca
Mobile Phone: 
514-916-3400
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