Research and Innovation

Research & Innovation

The University of Toronto is a leader in research and innovation, with significant impact both locally and globally. Our outstanding research scholars are committed to understanding and solving the challenges that face us today - and look forward to what is possible for the future.

LATEST RESEARCH & INNOVATION NEWS

In the 100 years since Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered insulin as a treatment for diabetes, the process of drug discovery has changed radically – from lab equipment to techniques and technology.

But pharmaceutical scientists’ drive to develop life-saving drugs remains as strong as ever.

The University of Toronto has joined forces with Germany’s Max Planck Society, one of the world’s foremost scientific institutions, to establish a

Story time took on a new twist in a recent study by Samuel Ronfard, a researcher at University of Toronto Mississauga.

FEATURED RESEARCHERS

Daniel De Carvalho

2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Daniel De Carvalho is an associate professor in the department of medical biophysics at the Faculty of Medicine and a senior scientist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. His work focuses on epigenetics, or the changes brought on by modification of gene expression, and better understanding the mechanisms behind tumour growth and translating this knowledge into more efficient approaches for therapy.

David Evans

2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

An associate professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology in the Faculty of Arts & Science who oversees dinosaur research at the Royal Ontario Museum, Evans studies the Cretaceous Period to understand Earth’s biodiversity crisis today.

Jean-Philippe Julien

2019 Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Julien, an assistant professor in the departments of biochemistry and immunology in the Faculty of Medicine and a scientist at the SickKids Research Institute, studies how the immune system works and harnesses that information to design interventions, including vaccines.

Geoffrey Hinton, U of T's Godfather of Deep Learning