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Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology

A Message From the Director


In April 2010, the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation committed $28 million to establish the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology ($25 Million) and the LKS Sino-Canadian Exchange Program ($3 Million).  Armed with confidence in the ability to become an international centre for cutting-edge research, the Li Ka Shing (LKS) Institute of Virology was able to attract world-class researchers, all of whom are dedicated to learning more about viruses and translating research discoveries into improved therapy for patients.


Our website gives you an overview of the enormous amount of activity in the LKS Institute of Virology, from discoveries at the forefront of better health outcomes to seminars and conferences, cooperative global projects, research and publications. We have been successful in both recruiting top researchers in their respective fields to be a part of the institute and in working collaboratively with renowned researchers from afar. Partnerships and formal collaborations are taking shape and the world is taking notice.  The excitement and optimism about what is happening at the institute is strong and growing.


Thank you for your interest in the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology. Scientists in the Institute have had profound and positive impact on the health of people in many parts of the world.



D. Lorne Tyrrell, O.C., A.O.E. M.D., Ph.D.

Founding Director