New Winnipeg lab to serve as hub for HIV research, combating food-related illnesses
Published Friday, February 21, 2014 5:57PM CST Last Updated Friday, February 21, 2014 7:18PM CST
Already a world-class force in infectious disease research, Winnipeg now has another lab aimed at fighting deadly diseases.
Named after Dr. John Charles Wilt, a medical doctor and microbiology professor in Manitoba for more than 40 years, the $42 million federal project will be associated with the National Microbiology Laboratory.
An old provincial-owned lab was retrofitted to meet needs of current researchers and will employ 200 scientists at the J.C. Wilt Infectious Disease Research Centre.
It will serve as a hub for HIV and AIDS research in North America and will also combat anti-microbial resistant organisms that cause food related illnesses.