Alex Wong


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Recent Research Projects

One Health Network for the Global Governance of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance

2019/20-2020/21 • $843,817 • PI,CO,Other
The goal of our One Health Governance Network is to strengthen Canadian leadership in improving the global governance of infectious diseases (IDs) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The network will brill bring together researchers and knowledge users with a background in the social sciences...

Adaptation of Bacterial Pathogens

2015/16-2020/21 • $300,000 • PI
Evolutionary adaptation is central to the ongoing ability of many bacteria and viruses to cause disease. For example, while antibiotics have been used for decades to fight bacterial infection, the evolution of antibiotic resistance has emerged as a critical public health threat. Under this...

Predicting the Persistence of Resistance Across Environments (PREPARE)

2016/17-2019/20 • $202,500 • PI
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious and growing challenge in the treatment of infectious disease, with single- or multi-drug resistant varieties of most major pathogens circulating at appreciable frequencies. There is an increasing acknowledgment that we need to move beyond the...

Population size and the limits of natural selection

2018/19-2019/20 • $80,000 • PI
Evolutionary biologists are centrally concerned with understanding and predicting how populations change over time. A wide range of population features and processes can influence evolutionary responses, including genetics, environmental variation, and migration. Under this proposal, we will...

The prevalence and consequences of epistasis

2013/14-2017/18 • $155,000 • PI
Evolutionary biologists have a long-standing interest in the genetics of adaptation. We aim to investigate a fundamental issue that has been the subject of substantial debate in this field: The importance of interactions between genes during adaptation. If such interactions are common, then...

Mapping Canadian Knowledge of, and Involvement in, the Global Governance of Anti-Microbial Resistance and Related Infectious Diseases

2017/18 • $100,000 • PI,CO,Other
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is when an antibiotic can no longer kill bacteria, because they are resistant to it. AMR and related infectious diseases are widely considered to be among the world's next big global health challenges. An estimated 700,000 people die each year because of AMR. It...

Platform for the analysis of microbial growth, competition, and interaction

2016/17 • $88,745 • PI,CO
We propose to purchase equipment for semi-automated, high-throughput enumeration of microbes, and for the analysis of microbial metabolites. A spiral plater and automated plate counter will allow us to count microbes with high accuracy and efficiency, and a lyophilizer (freeze-drier) is required...

Workstation for high throughput genetic and phenotypic assays

2013/14 • $108,868 • PI,CO
We have requested a multi-purpose workstation that will be used by members of the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Neuroscience at Carleton University. This workstation will allow us to conduct large-scale genetic, metabolic, and physiological experiments. The proposed workstation includes...

Pleiotropic effects of adaptive mutations

2011/12-2012/13 • $140,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship
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