CANADA: Universities form immunology network

A consortium of universities in Canada is setting up a national network to promote and enhance human immune system research with a $600,000 (US$581,500) catalyst grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, writes Peter Mansell for Pharma Times.

Led by the University of Western Ontario, whose centre for human immunology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry is the coordinating hub for the initiative, the seven universities making up the CIHR Human Immunology Network will endeavour to facilitate basic and clinical research that helps to position Canada as a global leader in the development of new vaccines and therapies for infectious diseases, allergies, HIV/Aids, cancer and transplantation.

The other six universities are McGill, McMaster, the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba and Dalhousie University. The CIHR Human Immunology Network will act as a coordinating resource for investigators working in different areas of human immunology and for new investigators moving into the field.
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