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U of T-anchored hospital network among leading life sciences research hubs, report finds

The University of Toronto and its partner hospitals are propelling the Toronto region as a leading global hub for life sciences research – but its success is at risk from underinvestment. That’s among the findings of a new report that examines the strengths and challenges within the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) – which comprises U of T […]
A rendering of the Lash Miller building expansion (image courtesy of Mikkelsen Arkitekter AS / Cumulus Architects)

U of T breaks ground on a new home for the Acceleration Consortium

The university recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the expansion of the Lash Miller building on the St. George campus – a place that will serve as the new home of the Acceleration Consortium while providing improved facilities for the department of chemistry.
The Self-Driving Lab for Human Organ Mimicry will use organoids and organs-on-chips – a well plate is pictured here – to allow researchers to move potential therapeutics to human clinical trials more rapidly (photo by Rick Lu)

U of T 'self-driving lab' to focus on next-gen human tissue models

The Self-Driving Laboratory for Human Organ Mimicry is the latest self-driving lab to spring from a historic $200-million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund to the Acceleration Consortium
Justin Vigar, pictured here in a lab in South America, is developing paper-based diagnostics like the paper chip shown on the right, where each dot represents a different test (supplied image)

U of T PhD student uses synthetic biology to create low-cost diagnostic tools

A relatively new field of research, synthetic biology applies engineering principles to recreate fully functional biological systems. Justin Vigar, the recipient of a doctoral award from EPIC, believes it can improve the health and lives of people around the world.

The Black Research Network’s 2023/2024 IGNITE grant

The Black Research Network’s IGNITE grant is now open to applicants for the 2023/2024 academic year! The grant was established to provide small-scale funding – between $5K to $10K – towards professional development, research dissemination and other types of research support. Learn more and apply by Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
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