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Laurentian gets research funds for mine metals recovery work

The research involves using energy-efficient biological methods and genomics.
Laurentian University in Sudbury

Researchers at Laurentian University in Sudbury have received provincial funding to continue their work using energy-efficient biological methods and genomics tools to recover metals from mine waste.

The $140,000 in funding is an Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.

It’s part of a larger $10.78-million package that’s supporting 77 researchers at 17 research institutions across the province.

Institutions and the private sector will contribute an additional $3.85 million to support research work under the program.

Nipissing University in North Bay also received an Early Researcher Award worth $140,000.

The proposed research combines theory and methodology from social, experimental, and personality psychology, endocrinology, neuroscience, and behavioural pharmacology, with the ultimate goal of detailing the complex mechanisms giving rise to individual differences in human intra- and intersexual aggression.