McMaster is launching The Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats, to ensure Canada and the world are better able to manage the human and economic devastation of COVID-19 and avert future pandemics. More information here.
Ontario’s Minister of Colleges and Universities Ross Romano has announced that the province is investing $1 million to create a nationally accessible library of compounds that will accelerate the work of McMaster’s Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats. The investment will create the Canadian Chemical Compound Library for Antibiotic Discovery at McMaster University – which will expand McMaster’s existing collection of more than 10,000 strains of environmental bacteria and fungi and make it available to researchers across the country. More information here.
McMaster researchers awarded $1.475M to further investigate COVID-19 through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Exceptional Opportunities Fund, including new advanced computation and DNA sequencing capacity. More information here.