McMaster University researchers will be taking their work to the next level following a major funding announcement from the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan.
465 million has been awarded through a discovery grant program to those conducting research in the area of natural science and engineering across the country.
Dr. Leyla Soleymani from McMaster is one of those researchers.
She has been awarded 120 thousand dollars as well as supplemental funding for her work on diagnostic chips designed to test blood for much more than glucose levels.
“Seeking out the markers that indicate that hepatitis is present or diagnose that your chemotherapy is working or confirm that you’ve had a heart attack, this is the work that I do” said Soleymani.
This discovery grant according to Soleymani, will allow her to expand her team in the lab.
McMaster University researchers received a total of 15.7 million.
It’s the largest sum to be awarded by the federal grant agency known at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.