“I’m learning a lot,” says Amit Badlani, a Mitacs Globalink program participant from India doing a research internship at Carleton University in Ottawa. “I honestly didn’t think I would get so much out of this.”
Through the support of Mitacs Accelerate, John Ashley Scott, a professor of biochemical engineering at Laurentian University, and Greg Ross, associate dean of research at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine were able to assemble a multi-disciplinary, multi-company research venture undertaken by seven Mitacs Accelerate interns.
One of the most talked-about biomedical breakthroughs of 2010, this new development offers hope to sufferers of blood and immunological diseases, such as leukemias, who are often unable to find a suitable donor.
This September, Nivarti is returning to the University of British Columbia to start his master's degree after graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with the best mark in his class for his Honour's thesis in mechanical engineering.
Ankita was hosted by the University of Alberta and worked on her project with Alberta Health Services which involved building a data warehouse to store information of the cancer patients in the province of Alberta.