IMRIC: Innovative, Invaluable and International

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Recently, six researchers from the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC) were awarded the prestigious European Research Council grants for work in their particular fields, all under the biomedical umbrella. The research ranges from vascular research to visual rehabilitation to protein interactions. What connects all the research? It all leads to uncovering the complexities with diseases and finding the keys to their causes. This is what IMRIC is all about: finding the problem and searching for the solution, and let’s just say, they are not trying to solve simple math equations.

IMRIC is innovative, invaluable and international. Their mission is a challenging one, to detect the miniscule cellular and molecular changes involved in causing diseases. The innovation lies in the researchers’ progressive approach, that there is a problem and it must have a solution. The invaluable element is that this research is crucial to human nature; it affects all of us as it attempts to trace the root of illnesses that we have not fully grasped.  Why is IMRIC international? Simply put, the research that comes out of IMRIC labs affects the entire world. No country is devoid of illness whether it is a wealthy country or a poor developing country. We are all affected by biological issues and IMRIC scientists work in a multidisciplinary approach, understanding all the illnesses that challenge humanity such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and infectious diseases. Their aim is to exponentially increase the pace of medical innovation, and to maintain strong partnerships and relationships between research communities.

Just as important as the research is the infrastructure: the laboratories, facilities, specialized equipment, the bricks and mortars. These are the entities that help bring research to life and ideas to fruition. In the next few years CFHU is dedicating itself to supporting this cause, raising the funds needed to finish building the necessary infrastructure at IMRIC, taking medical research to the next level and providing the facilities that the scientists need to realize their vision.

If you would like to support medical research, click here on the link below and scroll down to IMRIC in the drop box.

Click here to go to IMRIC’s website and learn more about their work

Click here to learn more about the 6 ERC grant winners and their field of research

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