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Concordia University receives more than $22 million for genomics research
Date:4/20/2009

Montreal, April 20, 2009 Concordia University is pleased to announce that researchers Adrian Tsang and Vincent Martin of the Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics have been awarded more than $22 million to further advance the innovative genome research being conducted at Concordia. This investment results from the Genome Canada Applied Genomics Research in Bioproducts or Crops (ABC) competition launched last year and will include major contributions from both Genome Canada and Gnome Qubec.

Dr. Tsang was awarded $17.4 million for his project on the discovery of novel approaches for biofuel production. This represents the largest single budget of the ABC competition and the most significant investment in a project toward environmental sustainability in Genome Canada's history. Dr. Martin's project on identifying novel high-value plant-derived bioproducts, which he co-leads with University of Calgary researcher Peter Facchini, was awarded $13.6 million with more than $4.6 million for Dr Martin's activities at Concordia.

The announcement was made today in Saskatoon by the Federal Minister of State (Science and Technology) Gary Goodyear and Chairman of the Board of Genome Canada Dr. Calvin Stiller.

"This accomplishment confirms Concordia's exceptional leadership in genomic research," says President and Vice-Chancellor Judith Woodsworth. "These remarkable grants will truly strengthen the work being done by these talented researchers which, in turn, will create groundbreaking solutions for serious environmental issues."

"Researchers like Adrian Tsang and Vincent Martin make Quebec proud", added Jean-Marc Proulx, president and CEO of Gnome Qubec. "These results confirm the critical importance of genomics in leading edge sectors and its contribution to solving problems linked to sustained development. Congratulations to these internationally recognized scientists".


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Contact: Chris Mota
chris.mota@concordia.ca
514-848-2424 x4884
Concordia University
Source:Eurekalert

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