The Canada Foundation for Innovation has announced nearly $8.1 million in funding for research equipment and infrastructure for 16 projects led by researchers at Université de Montréal.
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced today that 16 projects led by researchers at Université de Montréal and its affiliated research centres will receive funding in the latest John R. Evans Leaders Fund competition.
The grants total nearly $8.1 million, with 40% coming from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), 40% from the Quebec Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation’s research funding program, and 20% from other partners.
Designed to help universities attract and retain the world’s best researchers, the funds will be used to acquire equipment and infrastructure for promising research projects at UdeM.
The announcement is further proof of the high calibre of research being conducted at the university and its affiliated research centres. The Vice-Rector of Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation congratulates all the researchers on their success.
The funded projects are:
Faculty of Education
Geneviève Carpentier: Educational devices to support effective learning for elementary and secondary school students.
Faculty of Music and Faculty of Arts and Science
Ana Sokolovic and Olivier Asselin: Democratization, innovation, and cocreation in opera: developing a new operatic genre for augmented reality.
Faculty of Pharmacy
Xavier Banquy and Davide Brambilla: NanoPharm.
School of Optometry
Rémy Allard, Jocelyn Faubert and Aarlenne Khan: Study of attention span in a 3D space using 3D screens without glasses.
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Levon Abrahamyan, Christopher Fernandez Prada, Mariela Segura: Identification of molecular host-pathogen interactions by a systems approach enhanced by super-resolution microscopy
Simon Dufour: Study of milk quality using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and flow cytometry.
Martine Boulianne and Carl Gagnon: Containment Level 2 cages to study and modulate poultry-pathogen interactions
Faculty of Arts and Science
Glen Berseth: Data-driven robotics for the real world
Matthew Regan: High‑resolution exploration of metabolic plasticity during hibernation
Faculty of Medicine
Catherine Duclos (CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'île-de-Montréal): Electrophysiological devices to characterize and modulate human consciousness
Malek Batal, Chantal Bemeur and Valérie Marcil; NutriMe-Kaskina Awacak: Community research on the nutrition and metabolism of at-risk children and teens
Paul Cisek: Virtual reality platform for controlled neurophysiological studies of interactive behaviour in simulated natural environments
Oury Monchi and Pierre Rainville (CRIUGM): Pain and Parkinson’s: Characterization, neural causes and non-invasive neurostimulation
Naglaa Shoukry (CRCHUM): High-resolution characterization of immune system response to acute and chronic liver disease
Sarah Kimmins (CRCHUM): The role of the sperm epigenome in embryonic development and intergenerational disease transmission
André Veillette and Jean-François Côté (IRCM): New monoclonal antibody production platform for the treatment and diagnosis of human diseases