News Articles and Updates
Canadian institutions partner to invest $20 M in livestock genomics research
October 20, 2011 / News Release
Genome Alberta announced today that it is leading a group of funding partners on two large‐scale genomics projects which will help improve Canada’s livestock sector. These projects build on Genome Alberta’s Applied Livestock Genomics Program which was launched in Dec 2010.
Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan support development of new environmental technology
September 30, 2011 / News Release
The federal and provincial governments will support Genome Prairie in working with the University of Saskatchewan, Contango Strategies Ltd. and Cameco Corporation on an initiative to develop and commercialize innovative technology that will help minimize environmental impacts and associated reclamation costs in uranium mining and milling industries.
Genome Prairie's partnership with VIDO-InterVac strengthens regional bioscience cluster
September 16, 2011 / News Release
Today marks the grand opening of one of the most advanced Containment Level 3 (CL3) facilities in the world right here in Saskatoon – the Vaccine Infectious Disease Organization’s International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac). Genome Prairie congratulates this research partner on the completion of its facility which is part of the University of Saskatchewan.
Rooted in wheat science
September 01, 2011 / News Article
Pozniak and Pierre Hucl (PhD’86), who are both with the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, are part of an international team that is rethinking wheat. How can we make crops better and get higher yields, they wonder. If we study wheat like it has never been studied before, what happens then?
Governments invest in international wheat genomics project
July 15, 2011 / News Release
Today, Mr. Brad Trost, MP for Saskatoon-Humboldt, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and the Honourable Rob Norris, Saskatchewan Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration and Minister responsible for Innovation, on behalf of the Honourable Bob Bjornerud, Minister of Agriculture, announced more than $5.6 million in research funding that will result in new wheat varieties for Canadian farmers.
Ancient plant with modern potential - crops could build better cars or improve health
June 29, 2011 / News Article
Researchers at University of Alberta (U of A) have deciphered the genetic code for flax, an ancient plant with modern potential.
Saskatchewan and Manitoba to partner on bi-provincial innovation and research opportunities
June 28, 2011 / News Release
The Provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba have signed a ground-breaking Letter of Intent (LOI) to Cooperate on Research and Innovation Initiatives today at the BIO International Convention in Washington, DC. The LOI recognizes the two provinces’ history of cooperation in areas such as electricity, transportation and emergency response, and focuses on key priority areas of mutual interest in the research and innovation areas:
Saskatchewan joins innovation initiative
June 28, 2011 / News Article
The provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) Tuesday to cooperate with research and innovation initiatives at the BIO International Convention in Washington, DC.
Saskatchewan attending world's largest biotechnology event in Washington, DC
June 28, 2011 / News Article
Saskatchewan has solid representation at the world's largest event for the global biotechnology industry with Enterprise Minister and Minister responsible for Trade Jeremy Harrison, and Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration Minister and Minister responsible for Innovation Rob Norris attending the annual BIO International Convention in Washington, D.C. this week.
VIDEO: Young siblings create a form of disease-resistant wheat
May 26, 2011 / News Article
Two budding scientists from Saskatoon are proving that young minds can play a big role in helping advance the field of biotechnology.