New Researchers in New Facilities

With philanthropic support, a superbly talented team will be ideally positioned to take advantage of the state-of-the-art, purpose built facilities of the Krembil Discovery Centre. The result will be longer, healthier lives of millions of people in the years ahead.

For the past 20 years the Tanz Centre has carried out its important work in renovated space on the University of Toronto’s downtown campus, in a converted building that once housed the Department of Botany. In 2013 the Tanz Centre will move to a new, state-of-the-art Krembil Discovery Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital.

These facilities will allow the Tanz Centre, with the help of its benefactors, to support existing outstanding scientists and recruit the most promising new researchers.  Private support, combined with the advanced infrastructure of the Krembil Discovery Centre, will bring accomplished investigators to Toronto to carry on the important work of understanding neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Occupying one floor of the nine-story Krembil research facility, the Tanz Centre will have the most advanced laboratory facilities to further develop disease models and human genome analysis. It will also have access to specialized microscopy, other advanced imaging technology, and a biobank with 80 freezers for storing tissue cultures.

With 12 offices for principal investigators and the use of the buildings central seminar rooms and lecture theatre, the new location will allow the Tanz Centre to recruit and retain the world’s most promising young scientists, expand the range of its investigations and reduce the time required to turn fundamental science into effective clinical applications for patients.

With world-class facilities and philanthropic support for existing and new principal investigators, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, the Tanz Centre will move to the next stage in conquering neurodegenerative diseases.  Private support for outstanding researchers will release the potential for further dramatic progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases in Canada and internationally.  

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