Genome Prairie


News Articles and Updates

Plant Microbiome Project aims to improve crop yield and stress resilience

January 27, 2015 / News Release

University of Saskatchewan microbiologists Vladimir Vujanovic and Jim Germida have been awarded $1.9 million through Genome Canada’s Genomic Applications Partnership Program to work with Cambridge, Mass. based plant microbiome company, Symbiota™, on a $16-million research project.

Genome Prairie Appoints Communications Officer

November 12, 2014 / News Release

Genome Prairie is pleased to announce that Quyen Van has joined their team as Communications Officer.

Communicating the Science of Agriculture External Link

September 8, 2014 /

Watch our five-part interview series featuring Kevin Folta, Cami Ryan and Michele Payn-Knopper. This expert panel answers questions on the opportunities and challenges facing communicators in ag biotech while providing valuable insights for professional development.

2014 Large-Scale Applied Research Competition

June 16, 2014 / News Release

Genome Canada, in partnership with the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), today launched a Request for Applications for the 2014 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics and Feeding the Future.

The Future of Canada's Bioscience and Agricultural Innovation: A Dialogue

June 5, 2014 / News Release

This event, hosted by VALGEN, will bring together industry, government and academic leaders to discuss science and innovation policy in the Canadian and global context, with a particular emphasis on agricultural innovation.

Canada Creating Genomics Innovation Network

May 29, 2014 / News Release

May 29, 2014 - Genome Canada today released a request for applications for membership in the Genomics Innovation Network (GIN) and core operations support funds.

Full Genome of Camelina Published

April 23, 2014 / News Release

Scientists from Genome Prairie's Prairie Gold project have published key research findings related to the Camelina genome in the April 23, 2014 edition of Nature Communications.

Winnipeg Office Relocation (and Open House)

April 7, 2014 /

We're moving! Our Winnipeg office will be moving to SmartPark, next to the U of M Fort Garry Campus on May 1, 2014.

Global Impacts of Agricultural Biotechnology Reception (April 29)

April 1, 2014 / News Release

Join Genome Prairie and Innovation Place for a special reception showcasing evidence of the global impacts of agricultural biotechnology from 4:00pm-6:00pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Boffins Club, Innovation Place, Saskatoon.

Writing the Book on Agricultural Biotechnology

February 26, 2014 / News Release

February 26, 2014 - An authoritative book on agricultural biotechnology, edited by Genome Prairie’s VALGEN project investigators will be published by Edward Elgar in March 2014.