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Vol 39  No 17
July 19, 2007



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New research equipment for Memorial

Memorial University researchers will receive over $1 million in new equipment that will help explore new ideas from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

The organization recently announced funding from its Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF) program.

Memorial received a total of $1,675,330 in funding for research infrastructure that will help scientists make new discoveries in the areas such as DNA sequencing, aging and memory, seabed imaging and landscape ecology.

In all, nine researchers at Memorial were awarded funds. They include:

Dr. Terry Lynn Young, Faculty of Medicine, who received $280,013 for a DNA Sequencing for Human Health and Marine Science.

Dr. Paul Marino, Department of Biology, who received $49,680 for Infrastructure for Research on the Analysis of Entomophily in Splachnaceae Mosses.

Dr. Yolanda Wiersma, Department of Biology, who received $54,440 for a Landscape Ecology and Spatial Analysis (LESA) Laboratory.

Dr. Andrew Lang, Department of Biology, who received $125,305 for a Molecular Microbiology Research Lab.

Dr. Ali Asku, Department of Earth Sciences, who received $351,271 for Seabed Imaging Infrastructure.

Dr. Graham Layne, CREAIT Network, who received $360,644 for a Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer for the Stable Isotope and Trace Element Analysis of Natural Materials- MAF-IIC.

Dr. Aimee Surprenant, Department of Psychology, who received $145,330 for a Cognitive Aging and Memory Laboratory (CAMEL).

Dr. Francesca Kerton, Department of Chemistry, who received $224,685 for a Laboratory for Green Chemistry Research.

And, Dr. Rodolphe Devillers, Department of Geography, who received $82,962 for Marine Geomatics Research Infrastructure – Underwater Mapping Analysis

A complete list of the projects awarded, by university, can be found online.

The CFI is an independent corporation created by the federal government to fund research infrastructure. Its mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals, and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians.


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