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Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium

Status: 
Active
Competition: 
Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC)
Sector: 
Health
Genome Centre(s):
Genome British Columbia
Project Leader(s):
Martin Hirst (University of British Columbia)
Fiscal Year Project Launched: 
2015-2016
Project Description: 

The Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC) supports leading edge research on the role of DNA and environment interactions in human health and disease. This initiative will ensure that Canada plays a leadership role in the field of epigenetics by putting research discoveries into practice.

CEEHRC is in partnership with most of CIHR’s Institutes and is co-led by the following Institutes:

  • Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
  • Genetics
  • Cancer Research

External partners include Genome BC, Genome Quebec, Genome Canada, and Fonds de recherche Santé (FRQS), among others. CEEHRC is currently identifying and developing collaborations with funding organizations and stakeholders to enhance health research in this area.

For more information visit CIHR’s website at: http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43602.html