Discover - March 2015


Caroline Schild-Poulter, PhD, has that scientific ‘it’ factor: an unhindered sense of curiosity. With a zeal for fundamental research, she is working to explain some of the human body’s most enduring mysteries. She is currently investigating how and why cells become cancerous. Read More

A rising star in cancer research
Vasiliki Economopoulos, BEng'08, PhD'13, received the distinguished Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission. With €180,000 in funding, she is hoping to contribute to reducing cancer-related deaths. Read More

Creating synergy between the clinic and the lab
The researcher within Dr. Rob Hegele is thinking more like a doctor these days. His latest publications are focused on research that directly impacts patients’ lives. Read More

A global adventure to stop the next pandemic before it strikes
Virologist Nathan Wolfe, PhD, has trapsed the globe to track, study and eradicate epidemics and pandemics before they strike. The "virus hunter" is the 2015 London Health Research Day keynote speaker. Read More
 

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In the news: Building a better hip implant
Four students supervised by David Holdsworth, PhD, have developed a "smart" hip implant that won third place at a provincial engineering conference. Read the full article from the London Free Press
Bartha awarded Alzheimer Foundation grant
Robarts researcher Robert Bartha, PhD, has been awarded the Alzheimer Foundation London and Middlesex Premier Research Grant, a $100,000 grant (over two years) to support research, personnel and supportive infrastructure. Read the full Western News story
In memoriam: Norton Wolf
It is with great sadness that we share the news that well-known London businessman and philanthropist Norton Wolf has died. Wolf was known in the community for his generous support of health, education and the arts. He and his wife, Lucille, were strong supporters of the tremendous research taking place at Robarts and across the University. Read More
Calling all student artists and performers
Help us uncover the incredible student talents found at Robarts Research Institute. We are looking for student stories about artistic endeavours, abilities and passions. Whether you are a photographer, actor, dancer, sculptor, painter, or engage in any other form of artistic expression, we want to hear from you. Read More
London Health Research Day - 2015 judge selections
All submitted abstracts have been accepted to participate in LHRD. After review, 32 abstracts will be judged as feature platform presentations, and 80 abstracts will be judged in the poster competition. There are also additional awards available to participants. Read More
Top read stories from Discover’s February edition
If you didn’t have a chance to read February’s issue of Discover, get caught up on the top read stories of the month. Learn about how Flávio Beraldo and Ashbeel Roy are bringing cutting-edge science to your fingertips, discover Robert Gros' exciting work, and read about recent award recipient Jeff Gaudet.
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Check out current award opportunities from the Banting Research Foundation, NSERC CREATE Program and more. Read More

Watch theThe Alzheimer's research video is being considered for an award from IABC London. Watch the video

Several trainee award deadlines are approaching, including the new London Health Research Day cash awards valued between $500 and $2,000.
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Access branded Robarts templates for your Power Point presentations, research posters, cover letters and more.
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