Alberta Diabetes Institute

The University of Alberta has a remarkable legacy of accomplishment in diabetes health research that extends from the first clinical use of insulin nearly 100 years ago to leading the world in islet transplantation today. No other centre has been more influential in advancing treatments for Type 1 diabetes patients, and now there is an equally impressive core of Type 2 expertise on campus. 

In 2007 the Alberta Diabetes Institute was established and is now Canada’s largest free-standing structure devoted to diabetes research. Each year the Institute strives to make a difference by pursuing research that is:

Strategically Aligned • Multidisciplinary
Collaborative • Translational 

Is it working? 

The Alberta Diabetes Institute is on the forefront of scientific discovery in virtually every field relevant to diabetes, and continually pushes these discoveries towards new therapies and health policies. Explore our website and related links to learn more about this extraordinary institute.

ADI Upcoming Events


    June 03 2015

    11 am - 1 pm Refreshments Provided by Upper Crust. Door Prizes! LKS Foyer

  2. ECF Speaker Series presentation by ADI member Timothy Caulfield

    June 16 2015

    For more information visit

  3. STAND UP FOR SCIENCE presentation by ADI member Arya Sharma

    June 20 2015

    9 am to 4:30 pm 1-135 ECHA 1-day workshop on harnessing the tools of stand-up comedy for science communication. Contact for more information.

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Funding opportunities

Canadian Diabetes Association - 2015 Personnel Awards & Operating Grants Competitions
Deadline May 4, 2015

Alberta Diabetes Institute - Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Research Fund 2015 
CLOSED April 2, 2015    Additional information available at Frequently Asked Questions 

ADI Research Day

ADI Research Day 2015

ADI Biennial Report

ADI Biennial Report 2012.13


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