Driving the Innovation Economy in Kingston

August 15, 2008
Research aimed at developing tools to help turn scientific data into healthcare solutions is one of the two projects at Queen’s University that will receive $280,000 in funding from the province’s Early Researcher Awards program.

Funding world-class research is part of Ontario’s plan to build an innovation economy.

The researchers are:

    * Dr. Hagit Shatkay, who is working to develop tools that will help scientists understand and use the flood of data that has been pouring in since the sequencing of the human genome.
    * Dr. James Adam Howard Stotz, who is exploring ways to use single electrons or photons in information processing.

In total, 66 projects across the province worth $9.24 million will receive funding from the Early Researcher Awards program.

The goal of this program is to improve Ontario’s ability to attract and retain the best and brightest research talent from around the world. Today’s investment will ensure that leading Ontario researchers have the resources they need to build their research teams of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants and associates from across Canada and abroad.