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Canadian Medical Research Center Wins $30M Grant for Genomic Research

NEW YORK, March 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Parts of a CA$40 million ($30 million) Canadian government grant awarded to the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal this week will go to helping the center study the interaction between genes and the environment, the Centre said today.


As part of the 5-year award, Pavel Hamet, director of research at the Centre, will lead a team that will "promote multidisciplinary research at the functional genomics level into cardiovascular and metabolic problems, cancer, osteoporosis and aging, with particular emphasis on environmental interactions," the Centre said in a statement.


The research will include genomics and gene identification facilities, genetic modification, phenotypic proteomics, transcriptomics, and bioinformatics studies. In particular, the project will also help to create an international consortium between Canadian, US, Czech, and German researchers.