Alberta Prion Research Institute

Prion research

The Alberta Prion Research Institute, a part of Alberta Innovates, supports top researchers working on solutions to the serious scientific and socioeconomic challenges associated with prion diseases in animals and prion and prion-like diseases in humans.

Our mandate is committed to research on animal prion diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy and chronic wasting disease and human neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s.

The Alberta Prion Research Institute supports research projects that focus on innovation and invention by investing in fundamental and applied research that takes an interdisciplinary approach to solving the mysteries of prion and protein misfolding.

Funding opportunities

We have contributed close to $2.4M for Alzheimer’s Research in partnership with Alberta Neuroscience Program/Alzheimer Society of Calgary and the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories.

Learn more about prion funding opportunities by visiting the Alberta Prion Research Institute‘s website.

Or contact us at prion@albertainnovates.ca