Cultivated sunflowers are one of the five largest oilseed crops in the world and until now sunflower is the last of these crops to have its genome fully sequenced. This genome represents a cornerstone of future work to improve genetic diversity and utilize the sunflower’s stress resistance and ability to grow across different climates.
Researchers and those benefiting their work gather from across Canada on Parliament Hill to illustrate the power of the science to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s bioeconomy.
Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of a new funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health.
Science Show & Tell: Happy 150th, Canada!
Genomics is fuelling innovations across many sectors of importance to Canadians. Investing in transformative genomics-based technologies and ideas will help tackle some of Canada’s toughest challenges, create new market opportunities and spur job growth.
$110 million investment in projects look to mitigate the effects of climate change on forestry and fisheries, protect the Arctic, and support polar bears and other wildlife.