News Articles and Updates
Mitigating Diet-Related Health Conditions Mission of World Food Alliance
June 20, 2017 / News Release
SAN DIEGO, CA – (June 19, 2017) Linking agriculture and health through the development, deployment and validation of agricultural innovation is the goal of the newly launched World Food Alliance (WFA).
A roundup of wheat research that will bring new varieties suited for the Canadian Prairies
March 24, 2017 /
This $8.8 million project, funded by Genome Canada, the Western Grains Research Foundation, and the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta wheat commissions, has already delivered its first phase in early 2016, when researchers announced they had sequenced the bread wheat and durum wheat genomes.
Dow AgroSciences unique facility a benefit to Saskatchewan’s bioscience research cluster
March 24, 2017 / News Article
The Saskatoon research cluster at the University of Saskatchewan and Innovation Place technology park is a hotbed of innovation. Vibrant organizations located here contribute great things to the bioscience industry as a whole. One example is the Dow AgroSciences Global Canola Research Centre.
U of S VIDO-InterVac helping fight Zika virus
March 10, 2017 / News Release
– The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan has joined the global effort to combat Zika virus by developing a swine model that mimics the disease in humans.
New Funding Opportunity 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Genomics and Precision Health
January 30, 2017 / News Release
Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of a new funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health.
New research project partners teams at Universities of Manitoba and Calgary to study the impact of oil spills in Arctic environments
December 08, 2016 /
A collaborative research project titled GENICE that partners the University of Calgary and the University of Manitoba has been awarded $10.7million as part of the Genome Canada 2015 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP).
U of S team helps develop tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals
December 08, 2016 /
A University of Saskatchewan research team led by toxicologist Markus Hecker will work with scientists from McGill University and Environment and Climate Change Canada on a $9.6-million project to develop and commercialize a new genomics tool for assessing the risk of chemicals in the environment.
Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Genomics and Precision Health
November 07, 2016 / News Release
Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in early 2017 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time.
Genome Prairie Board Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair
October 05, 2016 / News Release
Genome Prairie is pleased to announce the election of Dr. David Gauthier as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Dr. Gauthier brings to the Chair position substantial experience and vision in areas such as research management, economic development, sector innovation, and government relations.
Funding Opportunity: Genomics Technology Platforms – Operations Support and Technology Development Funds
July 25, 2016 / News Release
Genome Canada funds and manages large-scale, milestone-driven genomics research projects across multiple sectors of importance to Canada including health, agriculture and agri-food, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, the environment, energy and mining. Genome Canada’s mission also includes a commitment to provide researchers across Canada access to leading-edge genomic technologies, whether their projects are funded by Genome Canada or other organizations. Genome Canada fulfils this part of its mandate by supporting a number of genomics technology platforms across Canada.