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CCDM Professor Jane Heffernan receives a $200000 grant to model immune response to COVID-19 vaccine

CCDM Professor Jane Heffernan receives a $200000 grant to model immune response to COVID-19 vaccine

Professor Jane Heffernan receives a $200000 grant from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) for her project on COVID-19 immunity. She will study immune response to COVID-19 vaccine after one and two doses, combining mathematical models and machine learning techniques. This study will include multiple factors related to immunization, such as antibodies, memory cells, types of vaccine (mRNA and viral vector) as well as the time of second dose inoculation. This work will provide important results, which will be shared among the scientific community and public health to better inform immunization policies.

Professor Jane Heffernan was interviewed by CTV News Network. The interview is available here.