Professor Cojocaru has been awarded an NSERC Collaborative Research and Development grant
Professor Cojocaru has been awarded an NSERC Collaborative Research and Development grant with Sanofi Pasteur Canada to develop a small-population agent-based model of a day care facility for the purpose of testing and informing prevention policies against viral infections (enteric, influenza, etc.) that can be implemented in a child care setting. The research is not only useful in applications to day care environments; it represents a novel approach in basic mathematical modelling of infection transmission in small, semi-closed populations. Sanofi Pasteur in Canada, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is one of the world's leading healthcare companies,and the country's largest vaccine company with a strong commitment to public health. They provide important vaccines to Canadians for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, common illnesses and cancers. The research is also supported by the University of Guelph's Child Care and Learning Center. The award will support the training of highly qualified personnel in applied mathematics and population health at graduate and postgraduate level.