Eight research projects get funding
Eight Queen’s University research projects ranging from reducing carbon dioxide during the car manufacturing process to encouraging Canadians to be more physically active have received funding of up to $140,000 each.
The lead researchers and their projects are:
John Scott Allingham (Biochemistry) – New treatments for disease caused by certain fungi.
Gunnar Blohm (Physiology) – Finding out how the brain computes sensory input to manage our behaviour.
Leon Boegman (Civil Engineering) – Examining Great Lakes water movement and discovering better ways to protect it.
Il-Yong Kim (Mechanical and Materials Engineering) – Computational analysis to redesign automotive manufacturing and knee replacement processes.
Amy Latimer (Kinesiology and Health Studies) – Finding ways to encourage more Canadians to be more physically active.
Alan Edward Lomax (Physiology) – Finding out how the nervous system controls inflammation.
Douglas Spencer Moore (Kinesiology and Health Studies) – Studying the links between socioeconomic status to cardiovascular disease risks.
Kyra Ellen Pyke (Kinesiology and Health Studies) – How blood flow affects the structure and function of arteries.
This funding for Early Research Awards is through the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. Eighty emerging researchers and their teams at 16 institutions across Ontario received more than $11 million in this round of funding.