University of Alberta receives $18.6-million grant for research on permafrost, nanotechnology

We were recently funded to build the Permafrost Archives Science Laboratory (PACS Lab) which is an ice-core styled lab focused on Permafrost characterization and analyses of permafrost-preserved records for a variety of applications.  The funding is for just over $4M and will include new clean labs for biogeochemical and genomic sampling from permafrost cores, an associated archive freezer, core cutting room, and new analytical laboratory, CT and core scanner that should allow most analyses that can be done on permafrost cores.  The lab is under construction and is anticipated to be complete in the Spring of 2019.  The story by Hina Alam is online here