Funding

 2017 (2 awarded)

Award 64

  • Title: AgroPathogenMeter- developing a handheld platform for on-farm, rapid and, inexpensive animal testing
  • The names of applicants: Leyla Soleymani, Yingfu Li, Todd Hoarse
  • Source agency: NSERC
  • Type: Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects
  • Amount: $576,120 (total award; 3 years)

Award 63

  • Title: coli litmus test for recreational water
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li
  • Source agency: Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Type: Contract
  • Amount: $60,000 (total award; 2 years)

2016 (10 awarded)

Award 62

  • Title: Paper-based diagnostic device for colorectal cancer detection
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li, Bruno Salena, John Brennan, Carlos Filipe, Shawn Forbes, Paul Moayyedi, Kevin Zbuk
  • Source agency: CIHR/NSERC
  • Type: Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP)
  • Amount: $805,800 (total award; 3 years)

Award 61

  • Title: Development of Chemical Sensors Based on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Conjugates with Aptamers
  • The names of applicants: Alex Adronov, Yingfu Li
  • Source agency: Faculty of Science, McMaster University
  • Type: Faculty of Science Research Fellows
  • Amount: $50,000 (total award; 2 years)

Award 60

  • Title: E.coli litmus test for recreational water
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li
  • Source agency: Ontario Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change
  • Type: New technology development
  • Amount: $60,000 (total award; 2 years)

Award 59

  • Title: Developing a strain-specific test for rapid diagnosis of Clostridium difficile
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li, Bruno Salena, Andrew McArthur, Christine Lee
  • Source agency: CIHR
  • Type: Antimicrobial Resistance: Point of Care Diagnostics in Human Health
  • Amount: $300,000 (total award; 2 years)

Award 58

  • Title: A Novel Diagnostic Test for Early Detection of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li, Bruno Salena, John Turnbull
  • Source agency: Weston Brain Institute
  • Type: RAPID RESPONSE
  • Amount: $150,000 (total award; 18 months)

Award 57

  • Title: Legionella sensor
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li
  • Source agency: TGWT Clean Technology
  • Type: Contract
  • Amount: $15,000 (total award; 3 years)

Award 56

  • Title: DNAPrint: a pathogen-tracking paper-sensor platform
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li, John Brennan, Carlos Filipe
  • Source agency: NSERC (TGWT Clean Technology; Cytodiagnostics; Molding & Bacteria Testing Laboratories as partners)
  • Type: Strategic Partnership Project
  • Amount: $672,000 (total award; 3 years)

Award 55

  • Title: Therapeutic aptamers
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li
  • Source agency: Vitrisa Therapeutics Inc.
  • Type: Research Contract
  • Amount: $135,500 (total award; 1 year)

Award 54

  • Title: Developing a strain-specific test for rapid diagnosis of Clostridium difficile
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li, Andrew McArthur, Christine Lee, Bruno Salena
  • Source agency: CIHR
  • Type: Antimicrobial Resistance: Point of Care Diagnostics in Human Health
  • Amount: $10,000 (total award; 1 year)

Award 53 (awarded)

  • Title: Therapeutic aptamers
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li
  • Source agency: Vitrisa Therapeutics Inc.
  • Type: Research Contract
  • Amount: $180,000 (total award; 18 months

2015 (3 awarded)

Award 52

  • Title: The Origins of Life Laboratory
  • The names of applicants: Maikel Rheinstadter, Yingfu Li, Ralph Pudritz
  • Source agency: CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund
  • Type: John R. Evans Leaders Fund
  • Amount: $1,016,496 (total award; one time)

Award 51

  • Title: Expanding the function and utility of nucleic acids
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li
  • Source agency: NSERC
  • Type: Discovery Grant
  • Amount: $625,000 (total award; 2015-2020)

Award 50

  • Title: Advanced Manufacturing of Printable Diagnostic Systems for Bioprocess Control and Personal Medicine
  • The names of applicants: John D. Brennan, Alfredo (Fred) Capretta, Carlos Filipe, Yingfu Li, Ravi Selvaganapathy, Leyla Soleymani
  • Source agency: Ontario Ministry of Research Innovation
  • Type: Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence
  • Amount: $5,000,000 (total award; 2015-2020)

2014 (5 awarded)

Award 49

  • Title: Developing bacterial litmus test kits
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li, Carlos Filipe
  • Source agency: NSERC Sentinel Bioactive Paper Network
  • Type: Technology Transfer
  • Amount: $184,000 (total award; 2014-2015)

Award 48

  • Title: Aptamers for Omega-3 fatty acids
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li
  • Source agency: NSERC
  • Type: Engage Plus
  • Amount: $25,000 (total award; 2014)

Award 47

  • Title: Development of a Noninvasive Method for Early Colorectal Cancer Detection
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li, Bruno Salena
  • Source agency: Canadian Cancer Society
  • Type: Innovation Grant
  • Amount: $199,650 (total award; 2014-2016)

Award 46

  • Title: Aptamers for Omega-3 fatty acids
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li
  • Source agency: Pivotal Therapeutics Inc
  • Type: Contract
  • Amount: $187,500 (total award; 2014-17)

Award 45

  • Title: Aptamers for Omega-3 fatty acids
  • The names of applicants: Yingfu Li
  • Source agency: NSERC
  • Type: Engage
  • Amount: $25,000 (total award; 2014)

2013 (2 awarded)

44.

Type: Industry Sponsored Research
Source agency: Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
Amount: $558,000 (total award; 2013-15)
Title: Development of Diagnostic Test Strips Incorporating Functional Nucleic Acids for Quantitative Detection of Disease Biomarkers
Awarded to: John Brennan & Yingfu Li

43.

Type: CRD
Source agency: NSERC
Amount: $471,000 (total award; 2013-16)
Title: Development of Diagnostic Test Strips Incorporating Concatameric Aptamers for Quantitative Detection of C. difficile
Awarded to: John Brennan & Yingfu Li


2012 (2 awarded)

 

42.

Type: CHRP
Source agency: NSERC-CIHR
Amount: $1,650,000 (total award; 2011-2017)$558,000 (total award; 2012-15)
Title: Toward a rational and novel therapy for clostridium difficile infection
Awarded to: Yingfu Li, Peter Kim, Chritine Lee, Dylan Pilla, Donald Low

41.

Type: I2I
Source agency: NSERC
Amount: $125,000 (total award; 2013)
Title: Fluorescent indicator for Listeria
Awarded to: Yingfu Li


2011 (1 awarded)

40.

Type: Training
Source agency: Collaborative Research and Training Experience program (CREATE)
Amount: $1,650,000 (total award; 2011-2017)
Purpose: The project aims to provide unique training to graduate students, undergraduates and postdoctoral fellows in the development, characterization and application of bioactive and stealth biointerfaces for ophthalmic biomaterials and biosensor coatings.
Title: CREATE Biointerfaces Training Program
Awarded to: John Brennan, Yingfu Li and 8 others


2010 (4 awarded)

39.

Source agency: NSERC
Amount: $7,500,000 (total award; 2010-2015)
Title: Sentinel Network – Phase II (Canadian Network for the Development and Use of Bioactive Paper)
Awarded to: Robert Pelton, Yingfu Li and 22 others

38.

Source agency: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Amount: $299,992 (total award; 2010-2013)
Title: Aptamer sensors for food-borne pathogens
Awarded to: Yingfu Li

37.

Source agency: NSERC (Discovery Accelerator)
Amount: $120,000 (total award; 2010-2013)
Title: Functional nucleic acids as catalysts and molecular recognition elements
Awarded to: Yingfu Li

36.

Source agency: NSERC Forest Sector R&D Initiative – extension
Amount: $165,500 (total award; 2010-2011; 1 year)
Title: Development of aptamer-based bioactive paper for food-borne bacterial pathogen detection
Awarded to: Yingfu Li


2009 (8 awarded)

35.

Source agency: CIHR (Research Tools)
Amount: $292,815 (total award; 2009-2012; 3 years)
Title: Catalytic DNA for protein sensing
Awarded to: Yingfu Li and Tony Collins

34.

Source agency: CFI
Amount: $19,560,541 (total award)
Title: Biointerfaces Institute
Awarded to: John Brennan, John Brash, Michael Brook, Alfredo Capretta, Cecile Fradin, Raja Ghosh, Yingfu Li, Giuseppe Melacini, Robert Pelton, and Heather Sheardown

33.

Source agency: CIHR
Amount: $616,690 (total award; 2009-2014; 5 years)
Title: Developing RNA-cleaving DNAzymes as Molecular Tools for Cancer Study and as Cancer Therapeutics
Awarded to: Yingfu Li

32.

Source agency: NSERC
Amount: $422,500 (total award; 2009-2014)
Title: Functional nucleic acids as catalysts and molecular recognition elements
Awarded to: Yingfu Li

31.

Type: Operating
Source agency: NSERC C4 POP
Amount: $10,000 (total award; 2009; 1 year)
Purpose: To develop signaling DNAzyme based sensors for pathogenic bacteria
Title: Fluorescent DNAzymes as novel sensors for pathogenic bacteria
Awarded to: Yingfu Li

30.

Source agency: CIHR
Amount: $89,919 (total award; 2009; 1 year)
Title: Developing RNA-cleaving DNAzymes as Molecular Tools for Cancer Study and as Cancer Therapeutics
Awarded to: Yingfu Li

29.

Source agency: NSERC Forest Sector R&D Initiative
Amount: $165,500 (total award; 2009-2010; 1 year)
Title: Development of aptamer-based bioactive paper for food-borne bacterial pathogen detection
Awarded to: Yingfu Li

28.

Source agency: Spectral Diagnostics
Amount: $30,000 (total award; 2009; 1 year)
Title: Aptamers for bacterial toxins
Awarded to: Yingfu Li


2008 (2 awarded)

27.

Source agency: CHDI Foundation
Amount: $65,758 (total award; 2008-2009)
Title: Development and Evaluation of RNA-cleaving DNAzymes that can specifically degrade mutant Huntingtin mRNAs
Awarded to: Yingfu Li and Ray Truant

26.

Source agency: Spectral Diagnostics
Amount: $40,000 (total award; 2008-2009; 1 year)
Title: Aptamers for bacterial toxins
Awarded to: Yingfu Li

2007 (2 awarded)

25.

Source agency: NSERC Strategic Project
Amount: $473,589 (total award; 2007-2010)
Title: Functional DNA Based Bioassays and Biosensors for the Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria in the Health Sector and Food Industry
Awarded to: Yingfu Li, John Brennan and Chang-qing Xu

24.

Source agency: CIPI Technology Exploitation and Networking Program
Amount: $30,000 (total award; 2007-2008)
Title: Label-free Fibber Optic Biosensor for Bacterial (E. coli) Detection
Awarded to: Chang-qing Xu and Yingfu Li


2006 (1 awarded)

23.

Source agency: CFI (Canada Foundation of Innovation)/Innovation Fund
Amount: $19,560,070 (total award; 2006)
Title: Centre for Microbial Chemical Biology
Awarded to: Gerard Wright, Christian Baron, John Brennan, Eric Brown, Alfredo Capretta, Yingfu Li, Brain McCarry, James McNulty, Justin Nodwell, Lesley Warren


2005 (1 awarded)

22.

Source agency: NSERC
Amount: $7,500,000 (total award; 2005-2010)
Title: Canadian Network for the Development and Use of Bioactive Paper
Awarded to: Robert Pelton, Yingfu Li and 22 others


2004 (5 awarded)

21.

Source agency: Genome Canada
Amount: $8,462,065 (total award; 2004-2007)
Title: Mass Spectrometer-based Flow Cytometer, Methods and Applications
Awarded to: John Dick, Scott Tanner, Yingfu Li, Mark Minden

20.

Source agency: NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)/Discovery Program
Amount: $196,700 (total award; 2004-2009)
Title: DNA aptamers and DNA enzymes as molecular recognition elements
Awarded to: Yingfu Li

19.

Source agency: McMaster University
Amount: $85,000 (total award; 2004-2005)
Title: Developing aptamers as antidotes for antithrombotic drugs
Awarded to: Yingfu Li and Jeff Weitz

18.

Source agency: Government of Ontario/Premier’s Research Excellence Award Program
Amount: $150,000 (total award; 2004-2009)
Title: Studying DNA aptamers as bioanalytical tools
Awarded to: Yingfu Li

17.

Source agency: CFI (Canada Foundation of Innovation)/Innovation Fund
Amount: $10,957,883 (total award; 2004-2005)
Title: Centre for Functional Genomics and Chemical Genetics
Awarded to: David W. Andrews, Eric Brown, Cecile Fradin, John Hassell, Yingfu Li, Justin Nodwell, Ray Trunat, Jeff Weitz, Gerard Wright