Dr. Cherkasov awarded $9 million from CFI for drug discovery and development

Date Posted: 
2017-10-13
Dr. Cherkasov

Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould today announced UBC's successful CFI Infrastructure Fund awardees. The largest grant, $9 million, was awarded to a research program led by Dr. Artem Cherkasov, titled Accelerated Drug Discovery Using Clinical Translation (ADDUCT).

ADDUCT expands upon existing CFI infrastructure grants to the VPC and to UBC's Advanced Structural Biology of Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (ASTRID) initiative, and also brings in expertise from the Centre of Drug Research and Development and the BC Cancer Agency, for targeted drug development to generate new drugs and treatment options for prostate, bladder and renal cancer patients.  It will fund expansion in many areas of the bench-to-bedside pipeline, primarily focussed on targeted drug discovery and increasing the capacity for protein production, protein structural determination, and computer aided drug design.

Read the VCHRI announcement here.

 

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