Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology

Leading the fight against hepatitis

UAlberta is recognized as a global leader in viral hepatitis research, making discoveries that change lives.

The Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology was created in 2010 through the combined gifts of $25-million from the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation and $52.5-million from the Government of Alberta.


Leading the world in virology discoveries and cures.


Through leadership in scientific excellence and international collaboration, the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology will invest in virology research to discover new methods to prevent, treat and cure virus-related disease to reduce the burden of viral disease around the world.


The Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology (LKSIoV) unites a consortium of researchers to support discoveries in vaccines, treatments, and diagnostic tests for viral diseases affecting humans. The institute builds on internationally recognized virology expertise and infrastructure with global connections to such partners as the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and more.