New Funding for Canada’s first “Centre for Cancer Epigenomics”
February 28, 2013


The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced new funding for a UHN-led project, which will provide $3.3M in new infrastructure support.

Led by Senior Scientist Dr. John Dick a team of OCI Scientists including Dr. Linda Penn, Tak Mak, Mark Minden, Igor Jurisica, Ben Neel and Cheryl Arrowsmith, OCI Scientist Dr. Mathieu Lupien, OCI Clinician-Scientist Dr. Lillian Siu and CAMH Scientist Dr. Art Petronis, this group will receive support to establish Canada’s first “Centre for Cancer Epigenomics”.

Supported through CFI’s Leading Edge Fund, this project builds on previous CFI investments to create a cutting-edge sequencing and informatics facility that will examine the epigenomic basis of cancer for the advancement of Personalized Cancer Medicine.

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