The national not-for-profit organization, Mitacs, is saluting 150 researchers from all across Canada who it says are shaping the future of the country. The researchers highlighted represent various academic disciplines, and mirror Canada’s diversity and innovative spirit.
Dr Huq is also co-founder of Emergence client, Fredericton-based startup Chinova Bioworks. Huq has been part of the team that has developed a natural preservative from mushroom extract instead of a widely used animal extract. The research will result in more environmentally friendly food, and has the possibility to benefit cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
“For Canada’s sesquicentennial, we’re showcasing 150 Mitacs researchers whose dedication and vision have impacted our past and will inspire our future,” Alejandro Adem, Mitacs CEO and scientific director, told us. “Researchers like these exemplify the creativity, diversity, and tenacity that make Canada a wonderful place to live.”