Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious disease caused by breathing in bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB usually infects the lungs. TB can also infect other parts of the body, including the kidneys, spine and brain.

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$671,884
total amount funded

13
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Applicant Title Institution Province Amount Awarded
Alvarez, Gonzalo Application of Whole Genome Sequencing to uncover Transmission Dynamics and Quantify Transmission of Smear Negative TB Disease The Ottawa Hospital Ontario $50,000
Satyanarayana, Srinath Assessing quality of tuberculosis care in India through standardized (mystery) patients McGill University Quebec $42,000
Hmama, Zakaria Attenuated proapoptotic BCG strains as novel TB vaccines Jack Bell Research Centre British Columbia $50,000
Carolina Mehaffy, Martha Proteomic, transcriptomic and phenotypic profiling of a Mycobacterium tuberculosis 15Kb natural deletion mutant actively transmitted in the under-housed population in Toronto, ON. Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion Ontario $49,884
Av-Gay, Yossef Elucidating the Role of Ergothioneine in the Physiology and Pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Jack Bell Research Centre British Columbia $60,000
Eltis, Lindsay Inhibitors of cholesterol catabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology British Columbia $50,000
Eltis, Lindsay Inhibitors of cholesterol catabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis University of British Columbia British Columbia $40,000
Av-Gay, Yossef Intracellular growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: prospects for drug discovery University of British Columbia British Columbia $50,000
Xing, Zhou Mechanisms of enhanced protection against pulmonary tuberculosis by allergic immunity. McMaster University Ontario $50,000
Ramon-Garcia, Santiago Repurposing veterinary anti-parasitic drugs to treat tuberculosis. UBC Department of Microbiology & Immunology British Columbia $50,000
Nano, Francis Temperature-sensitive Mycobacterium tuberculosis University of Victoria British Columbia $60,000
Thompson, Charles The synergistic activities of cephalosporins and rifampicins against Mycobacterium tuberculosis University of British Columbia British Columbia $60,000
Tang, Patrick Utility of Enhanced TB Molecular Epidemiology University of British Columbia British Columbia $60,000