Drs. Elizabeth Douville (Chair of the Board of Directors) and Rob Annan (President and CEO) are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bonnie Schmidt and Mr. Andrew Stephens to Genome Canada’s Board of Directors for two-year terms. Dr. Douville and existing Board members Mr. Eric Cook and Dr. Jacques Simoneau were reappointed for additional two-year terms.
Genome Canada is pleased to welcome Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa as Executive Director, Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN), effective June 22, 2020.
Projects include machine learning research and applications to identify potential treatments, to support public health measures such as social distancing, and to better understand the viral transmission of COVID-19.
Fourteen new AI research projects will be launched to address the COVID-19 outbreak through CIFAR’s AI and COVID-19 Catalyst Grants initiative.
COG-UK and CanCOGeN are working together to share knowledge and protocols
New Canadian network will undertake viral and host genome sequencing to improve patient outcomes