Major new collaboration on vaccine research to be announced at York University


TORONTO, Monday, January 22, 2018 – Details of a major new research initiative between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Sanofi and York University will be announced on Tuesday morning.

The research program will address many challenges faced in developing and targeting vaccines in the most efficient and effective way to combat infectious diseases and respond to outbreaks. 

WHAT:           Announcement of major funding for vaccine research

WHEN:           Tuesday January 23, 2018, 10am

WHERE:         Life Sciences Building (lobby), Keele Campus, York University

Parking:         Arboretum Lane Parking Garage

Map:               Keele campus

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Media Contact:
Janice Walls, Media Relations, York University, 416 455 4710 (cell),