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U of S team helps develop tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals

December 8, 2016 /

A University of Saskatchewan research team led by toxicologist Markus Hecker will work with scientists from McGill University and Environment and Climate Change Canada on a $9.6-million project to develop and commercialize a new genomics tool for assessing the risk of chemicals in the environment.

Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition Genomics and Precision Health

November 7, 2016 / News Release

Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2017 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition – Genomics and Precision Health. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in early 2017 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time.

Genome Prairie Board Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair

October 5, 2016 / News Release

Genome Prairie is pleased to announce the election of Dr. David Gauthier as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Dr. Gauthier brings to the Chair position substantial experience and vision in areas such as research management, economic development, sector innovation, and government relations.

Funding Opportunity: Genomics Technology Platforms – Operations Support and Technology Development Funds

July 25, 2016 / News Release

Genome Canada funds and manages large-scale, milestone-driven genomics research projects across multiple sectors of importance to Canada including health, agriculture and agri-food, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, the environment, energy and mining. Genome Canada’s mission also includes a commitment to provide researchers across Canada access to leading-edge genomic technologies, whether their projects are funded by Genome Canada or other organizations. Genome Canada fulfils this part of its mandate by supporting a number of genomics technology platforms across Canada.

Genome Atlantic, Director, External Relations

July 6, 2016 /

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director, External Relations will continue to build the reputation of the organization through the development and implementation of a comprehensive external relations plan, encompassing a wide variety of audiences and ranging from sector education to government and media relations.

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.