Research on biofuels has taught me many different techniques that will make a huge difference in my research when I return to Brazil... This is not only because of the research itself, but also because of Canada’s cultural focus on environmental sustainability.
I would suggest Mitacs Step workshops to all grad students. The practical skills I’ve learned in these workshops have been invaluable during my job hunt, and have provided me with the confidence that I will in fact land the job of my dreams.
Soumendu is collecting data from linguistic centers of the brain and areas involved in motor planning. This data will contribute to the development of tools that will allow patients to communicate via EEG signals.
“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.
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 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.”