Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chemistry team takes Brockhouse Prize-top interdisciplinary research award

U of A is very proud of the Alberta Carbohydrate Science Group, which was awarded the 2012 Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering. The Brockhouse Canada Prize is recognizes outstanding Canadian teams of researchers from different disciplines who have combined their expertise to produce achievements of outstanding international significance in the natural sciences and engineering.

This year's award winning team consists of David Bundle, John Klassen, and Todd Lowary, all members of our Department of Chemistry, and their colleagues Glen Armstrong and Kenneth Ng from the University of Calgary. They are making advances in carbohydrate chemistry and using those advances in many ways, including towards the development of a more effective vaccine for tuberculosis and more effective therapeutics for E. coli infections.

Created in 2004, the Brockhouse is awarded to one interdisciplinary group across Canada each year, and this is the first time that U of A researchers been recognized with this prize. Professors Bundle, Klassen, and Lowary received their award from the Governor General of Canada at a ceremony in Ottawa on Feb. 27. The team is also part of the Alberta Glycomics Centre, funded by Alberta Innovates.

Congratulations Dave, John, and Todd!

Lorne Babiuk, PhD
Vice-President (Research)

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