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IMRIC Lead Researcher: 
Partner Lead Researcher: 
Dr. Frank Plummer, Director, National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg
IMRIC Location: 
IMRIC, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Partner Location(s): 
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Research Team(s)
IMRIC
Dr. Hormas Ghadially, Ph.D.
Noa Stanietsky
Alon Weinstein
University of Manitoba
Dr. Adrienne Meyers, Ph.D.
Aida Sivro
Dr. Yoav Keynan, Ph.D.

Dr. Frank Plummer's team at the University of Manitoba and Prof. Ofer Mandelboim's team at IMRIC have completed their first year of collaborative research. Researchers from both Winnipeg and Jerusalem travelled to Kenya, and their work in the field showed that NK cells do play a role in building resistance to infectious diseases such as HIV.

Thanks to a commitment of $1.1 million or the first three years of research, allocations of new research funds from the two universities, a grant for the Winnipeg Foundation and a $100,000 a year commitment from the Government of Manitoba for three years, the IMRIC collaboration will continue in its pursuit to fight HIV.

Continuing the work already begun in their first year, the focus of this IMRIC collaboration in year two will be on micro-RNA and gene sequencing to determine the role played by genetics in developing natural to infectious diseases. 

Government Partners

The Government of Manitoba — HIV/AIDS Research

Dr. Frank Plummer's team at the University of Manitoba and Dr. Ofer Mandelboim's team at IMRIC have completed their first year of collaborative research. Researchers from both Winnipeg and Jerusalem travelled to Kenya, and their work in the field showed that NK cells do play a role in building resistance to infectious diseases such as HIV.

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