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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

Genome Canada congratulates Philip Hieter on receiving 2018 George W. Beadle Award for outstanding contributions to the genetics research community

Monday, February 12, 2018

Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are pleased to congratulate Dr. Philip Hieter on recently being awarded the 2018 George W. Beadle Award by the Genetics Society of America, for his outstanding contributions to the genetics research community.

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.