Genome Canada Annual Report 2016-17 22 prepare Canada’s next generation of innovators to advance the field of genomics by allowing candidates to apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting, while helping companies enhance their in-house research expertise. • GE3 LS Network – Genome Canada is supporting a GE3LS Network, which seeks to cross-fertilize and leverage the efforts of genomics research across the 17 projects being funded through the 2012 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Personalized Health. Through an investment of up to $2 million, the network is facilitating the shar- ing of best practices, priming and improving future research collabora- tion, accelerating progress toward the application of technologies, and maximizing the impact of in- vestments in large-scale science personalized health projects. Here are some key mechanisms that helped achieve this throughout the 2016-17 fiscal year. • GAPP – Two new rounds of projects, Rounds 5 and 6, received support. Round 5 saw five projects receive $5.3 million in Genome Canada support with an additional $11.6 million from partners, while Round 6 saw six new projects supported with $5.9 million from Genome Canada and an additional $13 million from partners, including provincial governments, and private and public sector organizations. Since the incep- tion of the GAPP program in 2012, a total of $120.9 million has been committed to 31 receptor-led projects. Through GAPP, we are connecting academic researchers with receptors in industry and the public sector, and incentivizing the development of genomics solutions and their application to real-world oppor- tunities. The most recently funded projects range from helping protect farmed Atlantic salmon from infections – leading to po- tentially $57 million in savings annually – to preventing adverse drug reactions, which account for $14 billion to $18 billion in health-care costs each year in Canada. • Mitacs partnership – Genome Canada partners with Mitacs, a national non-profit research organization, to provide placements and funding for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to work on GAPP projects within the operations of industry partners. The partnership helps Genome Canada is dedicated to translating knowledge into applications. TRANSLATE