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$23M in research awards for Alberta


Edmonton, AB – April 12, 2004 – Seventeen priority research initiatives across Alberta have received a total of $23 million in funding through the provincial government, through its Alberta Science and Research Investments Program (ASRIP).

Some of the projects being funded include:

– an agriculture genomics centre at the University of Alberta that will house sophisticated equipment enabling researchers to study genes and proteins that impact the animal agriculture sector;

– an innovative medical robot system at the University of Calgary that will allow researchers to improve human-guided robot microsurgery techniques and test new surgical procedures; and

– a brain and behaviour imaging facility at the University of Lethbridge that will use state-of-the-art equipment to study brain activity and solve neurological disorders such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease.

Eleven projects at the University of Alberta received a total of $16.1 million in funding. The Five projects at the University of Calgary received a total of $5.6 million in funding, and the project at University of Lethbridge received $933,000.