Genome Prairie


Enabling advanced bioscience research on the Prairies.

Genome Prairie works with regional, national and international partners to promote the participation of local researchers in new bioscience-based research initiatives. Specific initiatives and project funding comes from a range of sources including government and industry, as well as Genome Canada.

Current Opportunities


2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition

Genome Canada is seeking proposals for research projects to address any aspect of bioinformatics and
computational biology (B/CB) as it relates to genomics across all of Genome Canada’s sectors, i.e., human
health, agriculture, aquaculture/fisheries, forestry, energy, mining and environment.

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2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition

This funding opportunity, a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), aims to support projects that will demonstrate how genomics-based research can contribute to a more evidence-based approach to health and, thereby, improve health outcomes, and/or enhance the cost-effectiveness of the healthcare system.

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Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)

The Genomic Applications Partnership Program will fund downstream research and development (R&D) projects that address real world challenges and opportunities as identified by users of genomics research (i.e. industry, government, not-for-profits and other organizations). Downstream R&D includes proof of concept, validation or development of a product, tool or process having significant commercial market potential, or other measurable impact.

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Who can I contact if I have a project enquiry?

Manitoba Inquiries:

Simon Potter, Director of Operations

(204) 230-7974 


Saskatchewan Inquiries:

Peta-Gaye Burnett, Business Development Officer

(306) 880-0664