Stemming the spread of COVID-19
Dear friends and colleagues,
Genome Canada is pleased to welcome Pari Johnston as Vice-President, Policy and Public Affairs, effective March 23, 2020.
In this role, Pari will provide expertise and leadership that will shape and support the strategic direction of Genome Canada, while raising awareness of the organization and its vision with key stakeholders.
$250,000 in research funds designated for genomics-based approach
Genome Canada announced $250,000 in funding for a genomics-based project selected through the Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding Opportunity.
Nearly $15 million in federal funding to support genomics research in health, agriculture and environment
Canada is a world leader in genomics research, producing dramatic breakthroughs in science, and transforming our understanding of the world around us. The results of this research are being used to tackle important challenges and develop innovative solutions, not just in human health, but across diverse sectors of the economy.
We are pleased to inform you that Genome Canada has partnered with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) on an ongoing funding call entitled the Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding Opportunity.
Large population based data sets hold the promise of transforming research in Canada and around the world.