Person: Peter Brenders

The Short Report – May 15, 2019: Early career awards, cannabis R&D, AI

Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan has announced the first 157 early career researchers to share $38 million under the recently launched New Frontiers in Research Fund. Each recipient will receive up to $250,000 over the next two years to support international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research. – Newswire Vancouver-based Centre for Drug Research…

Dr Chummer Farina

Dr Chummer Farina has been appointed executive director to Industry Canada’s expert panel on commercialization. Farina will be devoting most of his time to the panel, working with its secretary, ADM David Fransen. The panel has a deadline of late September to provide its recommendations on a federal commercialization strategy. Once the panel is concluded,…

Peter Brenders

Peter Brenders has been appointed president and CEO of BIOTECanada. Brenders comes to the industry association from Genzyme Canada where he held the position of executive health affairs. He also worked at the Ontario Ministry of Health and KPMG. The appointment was effective February 2005.