Western University: Western scientists’ M win goes to their heads

It took a writing team of 10 Western University scientists locked in a room together for several weeks just to put together the grant application. The effort paid off big time. The researchers learned Tuesday they had scored the largest research grant in the university’s history — $66 million. ”I’m absolutely delighted,” said Adrian Owen, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at Western and co-scientific director for BrainsCAN. “I have to say I owe everything to that group of people locked in that room. It all came together at the right time with the right people.” The grant from the federal Canada First Research Excellence Fund will boost research into brain disorders at Western, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and traumatic brain injury. “It is going to transform…


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