2023 Emerging Priorities Grants

The CCMA Emerging Priorities Project Grants are designed to advance initiatives that support core facilities in Canada. These projects should be highly focused, with specific goals that are achievable within a 1 year period. Preference will be given to applications that foster collaborations between facilities, institutes, or vendor partners. Projects must be applicable to one of the following CCMA workgroup categories: New and Emerging Technologies, Education and Career Development.

Congratulations to the 2023 Emerging Priorities Grant Winners

Elizabeth Fidalgo Da Silva and Patricia Daniele Azevedo De Lima

“Towards developing a framework for standardized testing of flow cytometers”


Dario Bogojevic, Monika Lodyga, Pamela Plant and Darius Rakus

“Double emulsion droplets for multiplexing ddPCR using flow cytometry”

Chris Spring Leadership Award

Chris was a passionate and driven cytometry specialist who made a national impact in his field.  After completing his MSc at McMaster University, he moved to Toronto where he began his career as a flow cytometry core facility specialist (2010-2019). In this role, Chris made an enormous impact as a dedicated educator, assisting countless students to complete their degrees. 

 The Christopher Spring Leadership Award is designed to engage Canadian core facility leaders with the broader cytometry community. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to leadership, education, collaboration, and innovation in the field of cytometry. The recipient of this award will receive support for travel, accommodation, and registration for the CCMA CoLD Summit 2023 in Ottawa, and is expected to host a workshop at this meeting. Eligibility for this award extends to Canadian core facility staff at any career stage or title.

2022 Winner

Michael E. Wong – High Content Analysis Core Coordinator, University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry