iReceptor team members, from left, Emily Barr, Bojan Zimonja, Brian Corrie, Pam Borghardt, and front, Laura Gutierre Funderburk, Colin Qiao and Jerome Jagale.

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SFU team receives funding to expand system of worldwide health research databases

September 06, 2018

The Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Tuesday announced $800,000 in funding to expand Simon Fraser University’s iReceptor initiative.

It is expected that this funding will be part of a Canada/EU flagship project totaling more than $12-million Canadian over four years.

iReceptor is a newly developed platform for managing massive repositories of worldwide distributed data that researchers can securely access in their quest to develop new therapies for autoimmune and infectious diseases, and cancer.

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