McMaster $500K donation for ‘omics’ health research

October 18, 2017

McMaster University has received a donation of $500K from philanthropist and local businessman Alfred (Fred) Voytek supporting research in the area of ‘omics,’ including technological research to uncover genomic, metabolomic and gut microbiomic signatures of future disease development. “Fred Voytek’s generosity is amazing,” said McMaster Professor and Canada Research Chair Sonia Anand, who noted that the donation will allow for multi-ethnic studies of ‘omic’ influences on cardio-metabolic traits including adiposity, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. “Mr. Voytek’s generous support will propel innovative and fundamentally important projects that are key to the future health of Canadians,” added McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Dean and Vice-President Paul O’Byrne. McMaster