CPTP Scientific Directors receive a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Posted March 31, 2016

The scientific directors of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) and a team of scientists were recently awarded a grant of nearly $2 million from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) to study how the environment affects our genes.

Drs. Philip Awadalla, Trevor J. Dummer, John J. Spinelli, Paula Robson and Louise Parker of CPTP have partnered with experts in genetics, air pollution, and cardiovascular health from across Canada to better understand how our environment and air pollution can make changes to our genes. Some diseases that are thought to be affected by these environmental factors and their effects on our DNA include hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes. To carry out this study, the team will apply to use data and biosamples from CPTP.
For more information please visit the CIHR’s page on Funding Decisions.