Innovation foundation gives award to Brock for plant research
Published on January 17 2013
The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has granted an award to a Brock University research team to develop processes for production of commercially useful new bioactive molecules that include therapeutic drugs.
Biologist Vincenzo De Luca heads the six-member team of biologists and chemists. The CFI-funded research will be conducted in the areas of biotechnology, genomics, “green chemistry,” biotransformation, biocatalysis, human metabolism, and plant disease resistance.
“We expect that these combined skills sets and CFI infrastructure will greatly enhance our collaborative effort in the rapid discovery and production of relevant small molecules. The consequences of these discoveries will improve our ability to develop novel cures and processes using environmentally benign technologies.”