Hanns Lochmüller is awarded prestigious Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in neuromuscular genomics and health

We are thrilled to announce that Hanns has been awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Neuromuscular Genomics and Health. The announcement was made at a ceremony at the University of Victoria at noon today. The prestigious Tier 1 CRC awards are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. The program aims to help chairholders achieve research excellence, improve Canada’s depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen the country’s international competitiveness, and train the next generation of highly skilled researchers through student supervision, teaching, and research coordination. In the same announcement CHEO Professor Kym Boycott was awarded a Tier 1 CRC in Rare Disease Precision Health.

Hanns said: “This CRC award is part of what enabled my move from Europe to Canada, and together with our recently awarded CIHR Project grant allows us to establish a really exciting research program in neuromuscular genomics and health here at the CHEO Research Institute in close partnership with the Department of Medicine of The Ottawa Hospital and the Brain and Mind Research Institute of Ottawa University. I’m delighted that Kym Boycott, a long-term friend and collaborator, has also received a Tier 1 chair at the same time: this is a clear demonstration of the strategic importance of rare disease research here in Ottawa and our leadership role will benefit not only Canadian patients but also many others around the world.”

Hanns with research associate and lab manager Sally Spendiff

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CHEO Research Institute press release

Government of Canada press release

Canada Research Chair program details

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