Researchers receive Ontario funding for innovative work

Three Brock researchers have been granted more than $122,000 from the Ontario government to advance innovative work in magnetic materials, bioinformatics and brain development.

The investment was made through the government’s Ontario Innovation Agenda — a provincewide investment strategy to support researchers in 14 cities across Ontario.
University President Jack Lightstone applauded the support, saying “Investing in innovation helps universities discover new opportunities for their communities, and ultimately help transform Ontario’s economy.”

Martin Lemaire, assistant professor, Chemistry, received $25,500 to assist in the production of tiny magnets that can boost the power capacity in a wide range of applications, including generators, medical devices, data storage and computer systems.

Ping Liang, Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bioinformatics and associate professor, Biological Sciences, received $32,000 for equipment to assist his research program in bioinformatics, or the application of information technology to molecular biology.

Cheryl McCormick, Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience and professor, Psychology, received $65,000 for laboratory equipment to support her research of life stressors that affect ongoing brain development during adolescence.

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Posted on December 1, 2009

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