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Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity: 2018 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics Solutions for Agriculture, Agri-food, Fisheries and Aquaculture

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2018 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics Solutions for Agriculture, Agri-food, Fisheries and Aquaculture. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in June 2018 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time.  Genome Canada is in discussion with other organizations as potential partners for this competition.

New Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer at Genome Canada

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Genome Canada is delighted to welcome Paul St George to the position of Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, effective today. 
He has a wealth of senior leadership experience with over twenty years of managing strategic and financial affairs. Most recently he was Vice-President, Finance and CFO at Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury, Ontario, which includes the Health Sciences North Research Institute. 

Funding opportunity: Research Catalyst Network to expedite collaboration between basic and clinician scientists in functional studies of novel rare disease genes

Monday, March 26, 2018

Genome Canada has partnered with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to launch a funding opportunity to support a national network that will help maintain Canada’s leadership in enabling clinical geneticists who are identifying rare disease gene mutations to collaborate with model organism researchers with expertise in the cognate gene’s function, and to develop the capacity to study genes for which no suitable models can be identified in Canada with other countries with similar

Canadian effort will bring new tools for crop breeding

Monday, January 15, 2018

Rapid population growth, a changing climate, and increasing constraints on land, water, and nutrients threaten global food security. Canada must dramatically expand agricultural production to meet increased demand and to offset predicted declines in crop yields in tropical and subtropical countries. This will require that plant breeding be accelerated in Canada, with the goal of developing high yielding, climate-adapted and “planet friendly” varieties.