Inaugural NMIN Postdoctoral Award in Diagnostics winner announced

The NanoMedicines Innovation Network (NMIN) is pleased to announce the recipient of its inaugural NMIN Postdoctoral Award in Diagnostics: Dr. Yih Yang (Ian) Chen.

The awardee was selected by the members of NMIN’s Research Management Committee, based on the applicant’s qualifications, as well as the quality of the proposed research project and training opportunity.

NMIN Postdoctoral Awards provide a stipend of $40,000 a year for a maximum of two years, to enable exceptional postdoctoral scholars to pursue nanomedicine academic research training with Canadian experts.

NMIN Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in Diagnostics

AwardeeDr. Yih Yang (Ian) Chen

ProjectAn At-home, Self-Administered, Nucleic Acid Diagnostic Device for SARS-COV-2

Institution: University of Toronto

Supervisor: Dr. Warren Chan, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Nanobioengineering & Director Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME), University off Toronto.

“The successful completion of this project,” says Dr. Chen, “will yield an at-home nucleic acid test for SARS-COV-2 usable by people without specific training or expensive lab equipment, that will let individuals know that they are infected before they show symptoms. By promoting widespread testing, we hope to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

NMIN congratulates its inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow in Diagnostics.