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Genome Canada releases Annual Report 2015-2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August 3, 2016 – We are pleased to present our Annual Report 2015-2016 – Genomic innovation across Canada, across sectors

Science and innovation are at the heart of what we do at Genome Canada. The science, technology and translation of knowledge we support leads to new tools, products, processes, policies, ideas, enhances companies and creates jobs that contribute to Canada’s growth and prosperity. 

Funding Opportunity: Genomics Technology Platforms – Operations Support and Technology Development Funds

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016, Ottawa, ON – Genome Canada funds and manages large-scale, milestone-driven genomics research projects across multiple sectors of importance to Canada including health, agriculture and agri-food, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, the environment, energy and mining. Genome Canada’s mission also includes a commitment to provide researchers across Canada access to leading-edge genomic technologies, whether their projects are funded by Genome Canada or other organizations.

New genomic application projects to spur innovation across many Canadian sectors

Monday, July 11, 2016

July 11, 2016, Victoria, BC – Parliamentary Secretary for Science, Terry Beech, today announced the recipients of Round 5 funding under Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP). Five projects are receiving a total of $5.3 million in federal funding through Genome Canada, with an additional $11.6 million invested through partners including provinces, private and public sector organizations.  

Wheat Sequencing Consortium Releases Key Resource to the Scientific Community

Monday, June 13, 2016

Following the January 2016 announcement of the production of a whole genome assembly for bread wheat, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), having completed quality control, is now making this breakthrough resource available for researchers via the IWGSC wheat sequence repository at URGI-INRA-Versail

Genome British Columbia announces new Chief Executive Officer

Monday, April 18, 2016

Genome British Columbia (Genome BC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Pascal Spothelfer as President & Chief Executive Officer beginning Monday, June 6. 

Dr. Spothelfer joins Genome BC with a wealth of business and commercialization experience with which to lead the organization into the next decade. In the current strategic plan 2015-2020, Genome BC lays the long-term foundation to grow genomics applications, translation and commercialization in BC. 

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