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Minister of Science Visits IIDR After Major Funding Announcement

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, was on campus today to announce that more than one hundred McMaster researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have received $15.7 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

Three members of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research (IIDR) are among those whose projects were funded.

Dr. Matthew Miller

Evaluating the Role of Senataxin in Class Switch Recombination: A Model for Biological Diversity

Dr. Lori Burrows

Agents Provocateur: Exploiting bacterial biofilm stimulation to identify bioactive small molecules

Dr. Jonathan Dushoff

How information and behaviours spread in populations

Following the announcement, Minister Duncan joined Dr. Gerry Wright, scientific director, for a tour of the IIDR’s facilities.