“I have always been fascinated by how organisms work and how DNA can shape a very big part of our lives. The possibility that we could understand how to manipulate DNA and modify or control it to produce benefits for humanity is fascinating.”
“Since I was a child, I have always had an inherent interest for all things science, specifically in chemistry and biology,” explains Daniel Orozco, a Mitacs Globalink Research Intern posted at the University of Manitoba.
“I was inspired by one of my colleagues at university who was part of the program last year and now promotes it in India. I was lucky enough to be selected to come here to Canada for research into leukemia in children.”
Under the guidance of Dr. Janet Light, Abhishek is researching how to use signal processing to detect when an individual is about to fall. The research has the potential to change the way we approach healthcare for the elderly and those living with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s by reducing overall dependence on caregivers and keeping potentially harmful accidents at bay.
“I wanted to seize the opportunity to contribute to research that could have a major impact. I felt that a Mitacs Globalink internship would be an enriching experience and make for a very interesting summer, and this has proven to be true.”
Urban participatory gardens feed the community both literally and metaphorically, and plant the seed to re-engage members of the community, both young and old, while providing those in need with supplementary food.
The objective of Diego’s research is to gain insight on abnormal changes of function that can occur in the RyR protein. Then, he will help design medicines to recover the normal function where it could be used to treat different diseases linked to the protein.
In the last decade, there has been a dramatic increase in innovative financing and delivery strategies to improve the state of health for people living in less-developed countries. However, not all of these efforts have been successful.