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Genome Canada: Investing in Life Sciences

December 15, 2011 / News Article

What are the life sciences? They encompass a wide variety of biological activities. Not only are they an industry vital to medical advancements, they’re imperative to our economy as well.

PhD credits success to business climate External Link

November 24, 2011 / News Article

Monique Haakensen was recently named one of Canada's best young entrepreneurs by the Rogers Fuel Awards. Haakensen completed a PhD in microbiology, genomics and bioinformatics at the University of Saskatchewan.

Canada's top young entrepreneurs of the year named by the FuEL Awards External Link

November 14, 2011 / News Article

Alexander Levy never planned to start a business. But while working as a student researcher at the University of Toronto, he developed a prototype mobile application that allows people with communication disorders, such as those caused by stroke, autism and ALS, to make themselves understood audibly - at a tiny fraction of the cost of existing hardware systems.

Greener pastures ahead: Report External Link

October 31, 2011 / News Article

Canada's ag sector expected to pick up steam

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 External Link

September 1, 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.