Wednesday, February 6, 2013The operating grants will fund their research projects
Three IRCM researchers recently received grants from various funding agencies, which will allow them to conduct their research projects.
Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, Director of the Metabolic Diseases research unit, received a grant of $109,840 from JDRF for his project Closed-loop control of glucose levels after meal intake in type 1 diabetes. This funding will allow him to continue his clinical studies on the development of an external artificial pancreas.
CHINA-CANADA JOINT HEALTH RESEARCH INITIATIVE
Dr. Hua Gu, Full IRCM Research Professor and Director of the Molecular Immunology research unit, received $225,000 for his project MicroRNA regulation of normal and malignant hematopoietic stem cell biology. This grant is part of the China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION
Dr. Benoit Coulombe, Full IRCM Research Professor and Director of the Gene Transcription and Proteomics research unit, was awarded a research grant of $337,067 over a period of three years from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, for his project Regulation of the inclusion body myositis-associated protein VCP by methylation. This funding will allow him to study the regulation of a protein whose gene, when mutated, can cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and inclusion-body myositis (IBM).
SOCIÉTÉ FRANCOPHONE DU DIABETE
Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret was awarded a second grant to conduct research on the development of an external artificial pancreas. He received €15,000 (euros) from the Société francophone du diabète in France for his project Évaluation de l’efficacité du système boucle-fermée pour réguler la glycémie durant l’exercice chez les patients diabétiques de type 1.
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