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March 7th, 2008

Ottawa invests $1 million in UVic research, tech transfer

Abstract:
Science research and technology transfer at the University of Victoria got a shot in the arm on Feb. 20 with a $1.04-million grant from Western Economic Diversification Canada.
The funding, announced on campus by Minister of Western Economic Diversification Rona Ambrose, will go to four projects that are purchasing or upgrading scientific equipment and a fifth project that is expanding services to the advanced technology sector on Vancouver Island.

"We are delighted that Western Economic Diversification Canada has invested in these projects," says UVic President David Turpin. "The equipment and facilities being funded are supporting world-class research that will be of direct benefit to Canadians in fields as diverse as coastal management, drug development, alternative energy and information processing."

The projects are:

Upgrade of nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer. NMR spectrometers are used by researchers to describe the structure of molecules they study or make. The Department of Chemistry's current 300-megahertz NMR spectrometer is an essential piece of equipment that supports research with potential applications in areas as broad as drug development, alternative energy sources, advanced waste treatment and new information processing and storage technologies.

The new funding will replace the spectrometer's console. "It will not only improve the quality of the results," says UVic chemist Lisa Rosenberg, " but will hugely expand the repertoire of experiments we can perform on our samples using this instrument."

Raman microscope. Raman microscopes provide images of the chemical and structural composition of a wide range of materials. The new microscope will be used by UVic chemists and engineers to identify and develop advanced nanotechnology materials such as nanoscale microprocessors, which could be used in new generations of chips for computers. Nanoscale is 500,000 times smaller than a pinhead, encompassing the diameter of a DNA molecule.

UVic physicists such as Andrew Jirasek will also use the microscope to obtain chemical maps of irradiated biological tissues to better understand radiation damage in patients undergoing radiation therapy for cancer.

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