The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced 78 Strategic Project Grants on February 10, 2015 at the University of New Brunswick, including 10 for McGill University researchers totaling nearly $4.7 million.  Two Faculty of Medicine projects are among the ten, namely:

Maryam Tabrizian, Department of Biomedical Engineering. Project Description: Legionella are gram-negative bacteria found in natural aquatic habitats, especially in potable water, cooling tower and heat exchanger systems. This project is related to the development of integrated on-chip microfluidic system with surface plasmon resonance biosensor for time-effective detection of legionella pneumophila in contaminated water.
Jake Barralet, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine. Project Description: This project is focused on improving efficiency of fuel cells which run on hydrogen to produce water. Together with Ballard, one of the top fuel cell manufacturers in the world, based in Burnaby BC, this project will endeavour to improve processing to help reduce costs of fuel cells so one day in the not too distant future we will be filling up with hydrogen.
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