It is with deep regret that Genome Canada has learned of the recent passing of Dr. Anthony Pawson. Dr. Pawson was truly a star in Canadian genomics research. His contributions to the scientific community and humanity earned him international renown, including the prestigious Kyoto Prize in 2008. In particular, he was recognized for his influential work on how human cells communicate with one another.
Over the past several years, Dr. Pawson led and contributed to several Genome Canada-funded research projects. Most recently, he was part of a new project funded through Genome Canada's 2012 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition.
Dr. Pawson will be sorely missed by Genome Canada and the Canadian Genomics Enterprise.