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THRUST

2014 Call for Proposals
Deadline Noon, May 29, 2014

CIHR Training Grant in Health Research
Using Synchrotron Techniques (CIHR-THRUST)

The CIHR Training Grant in Health Research Using Synchrotron Techniques (CIHR-THRUST) is a cross-disciplinary training and mentoring program in the development and use of synchrotron techniques to address key questions in Canadian health research. Centred at the University of Saskatchewan and the Canadian Light Source (CLS), the program is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research through the Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) program. THRUST will train more than 50 of the next generation of Canadian synchrotron health researchers between 2009 and 2016.

CIHR-THRUST gives a unique opportunity for trainees at the masters, doctoral or postdoctoral level to receive comprehensive training in synchrotron health techniques. CIHR-THRUST Fellows carry out research which crosses traditional research boundaries to link basic biomedical science with clinical research. Trainees tackle questions in areas such as bone fracture and cancer imaging, multiple sclerosis and nerve repair, toxic metals and cobalamin biosynthesis, and cancer stem cells. Other research projects combine and improve existing synchrotron techniques to better answer health-related questions.

The CIHR-THRUST training program combines world-class beamline facilities for health research at the CLS with a local network of experts in synchrotron and health research. The CIHR-THRUST training program at the University of Saskatchewan thus presents unparalled opportunities for trainees at the masters, doctoral and postdoctoral level to obtain training in state of the art synchrotron health techniques.

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