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#NextGenCanScience twitter campaign re-launch for Banting’s birthday – November 14

In Budget 2018 released earlier this year, the Canadian research community saw – and celebrated – a substantial increase to federal funding supporting basic science research. However, this increase was not extended to the number of studentships and fellowships supporting trainees.

In response, the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences is re-launching our Twitter campaign #NextGenCanScience in the hopes of increasing public awareness about the importance of government funding for studentships and fellowships from the Tri-Council Agencies: CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC.

Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of Insulin and Nobel Laureate, holds universal regard as one of Canada’s greatest scientists; for this reason, awards at both levels carry his name (the CGS-D and Banting PDF Award). As we seek federal support for the next generation of Bantings, and recognition of present and future Canadian research excellence, we ask that you join us on Twitter on Frederick Banting’s Birthday (Wednesday November 14th, 2018).
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Tarik Moroy named fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Tarik Moroy
Tarik Moroy

Congratulations to CSMB President Tarik Moroy, who was elected fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences for his exceptional contributions to health research in Canada.

His studies revealed novel genes and proteins implicated in the regulation of blood cell production opening new avenues in molecular hematology and contributing insight into blood diseases such as leukemia and lymphoma for which improved therapies are urgently needed.

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