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News Articles and Updates

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Plant Lipid Biotechnology

June 13, 2016 / News Release

The Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES) and Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS) at the University of Alberta is inviting applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant or Associate professor level in the area of Plant Lipid (e.g. Oilseed) Biotechnology.

Global Crop Diversity Trust Vacancy Announcement

May 24, 2016 /

The Global Crop Diversity Trust is seeking candidates for the position of Genesys Catalog Coordinator. Under the overall supervision of the Director of Science and Programs and the direct supervision of the Information Systems Manager at the Crop Trust, the Coordinator will work as part of the Science Team to contribute to the implementation of the Genesys Catalog of Phenotypic Datasets.

Genome Prairie Winner of 2016 JEC Innovation Award in Atlanta

April 20, 2016 / News Release

JEC Group, the world’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to the composites industry, has announced that Genome Prairie is the winner of its 2016 JEC Americas Innovation Award for Biocomposites which will be presented on May 4, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The Government of Canada to support genomics in 2016 Federal Budget

April 20, 2016 / News Release

The Government of Canada to support genomics in 2016 Federal Budget

Director, Genomic Applications Programs

April 13, 2016 / News Release

This is a rare opportunity for a seasoned business development professional to put his or her mark on how applications in the fast paced genomics arena can be accelerated to maximize the potential of this transformative science. The position is based in Ottawa, Canada’s vibrant national capital with a rich diversity of cultural and recreational activities.

Genome Canada applauds federal leadership in genomics

March 23, 2016 / News Release

Budget 2016 investment of $237.2 million in funding for genomics will fuel innovation, job growth and economic prosperity

Science Minister Duncan announces support for new genomic application projects

March 10, 2016 /

March 10, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario – A $4.2 million federal investment for four new projects that will use genomic technologies to drive innovation and commercialization across diverse sectors was announced today by Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan.

World wheat experts to meet in Saskatoon in 2019

January 13, 2016 / News Release

SASKATOON - A Saskatoon group has won the bid to host the 2019 International Wheat Congress, a first-of-its-kind event that will bring together more than 600 wheat scientists to discuss advances in wheat research and the future of wheat in helping avert a global food security crisis by 2050.

Genome Prairie Appoints Director of Operations

November 05, 2015 / News Release

Genome Prairie is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Simon Potter as Director of Operations at its Winnipeg office to provide leadership in industry engagement and project development efforts to promote collaborations centred on regional priorities. His focus will include developing and strengthening partnerships with new and existing stakeholders, overseeing Manitoba-based participation in Genome Canada-related programs, facilitating the development of new projects, and supporting awarded projects.

Funding Opportunity: 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition

October 29, 2015 / News Release

Genome Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is seeking proposals for research projects to address any aspect of bioinformatics and computational biology (B/CB) as it relates to genomics. Proposals with applications across all of Genome Canada’s sectors are welcome. These include agriculture & agri-food, fisheries & aquaculture, forestry, energy, environment, human health and mining.