York to receive $2.6M to combat infectious diseases with Math

January 25, 2018

York University has received a combined $2.6M from Sanofi Pasteur and the NSERC Industrial Research Chair program to establish the NSERC/Sanofi Industrial Research Chair in Vaccine Mathematics, Modelling and Manufacturing. The new major research initiative will see researchers develop mathematical techniques to identify the populations most susceptible to infectious diseases, enabling manufacturers to produce cost-effective vaccines. “Sanofi in Canada is proud to support this collaborative effort,” said Sanofi Canada President Niven Al-Khoury. “It is another great example of how industry, academia and government can come together to benefit Canadians and support the advancement of science in our country.”