UBC scientist awarded by Canada Foundation for Innovation

Susan Murch, associate professor of chemistry with the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus, has been awarded an infrastructure project grant of $309,437 by the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

The grant will be used to acquire two specialized pieces of equipment for scientific analysis: a tissue culture chamber and a mass spectrometer system.

Murch’s plant secondary metabolism analytical research team focuses on the potential of plants to produce components for pharmaceutical drugs for such things as cancer treatment and natural health products.

More information about this can be found at: http://www.innovation.ca/en/news?news_id=290