BC government announces funding for SFU Cyberinfrastructure Initiative

The B.C. government, through the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF), has awarded Simon Fraser University $525,000 to support the iReceptor Data Integration System in early disease detection and action. Total investment in this phase of the project is $1.3 million, including matching funds from the Canada Foundation for Innovation as well as Simon Fraser University. Led by SFU professors, Dr. Felix Breden, Department of Biology, and Dr. Jamie Scott, Faculty of Health Sciences and Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, this initiative will leverage advances in health sequencing technology and cyberinfrastructure making it faster and easier to produce and share secure health research data. This funding will help enable biomedical research to be shared with partner institutions across Canada.

Click here for more information about this announcement from the Government of BC News Website.

 

iReceptor team from left to right: Bojan Zimonja, Felix Breden, Jerome Jaglale, Jamie Scott

Photo courtesy of Ian Bryce, Assistant Communications Coordinator, Simon Fraser University