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$1.45M for genomics big data research in Ontario

September 14, 2016

Parliamentary Secretary for International Development, Karina Gould, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the funding recipients from Genome Canada’s 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology competition, a partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

The following eight projects were awarded to Ontario researchers – with two projects co-led with British Columbia and Atlantic – to support the development of next generation tools and methodologies to analyze the large amounts of data produced by modern genomics technologies. These projects will provide access to new bioinformatics and computational biology tools to enable the research community to meet the challenge of extracting valuable information for use across sectors, such as health and agriculture.

Read the press release and a list of all projects awarded across Canada.

From left, Marc LePage President and CEO Genome Canada, Dr. Andrew McArthur Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Parlimentary Secretary for international Development, Karina Gould, Dr. Eric Marcotte Associate Director CIHR Institute of Genetics, Dr. Robin Harkness VP Research Ontario Genomics, Dr. Rob Baker VP Research McMaster University pose after an announcement of the recipients of funding from Genome Canada's 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology competition in partnership with Canadian Institutes of Health Research at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Photo by Simon Wilson/ Canadian Press Images
From left, Marc LePage President and CEO Genome Canada, Dr. Andrew McArthur Associate Professor Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, Parlimentary Secretary for International Development, Karina Gould, Dr. Eric Marcotte Associate Director CIHR Institute of Genetics, Dr. Robin Harkness VP Research Ontario Genomics, Dr. Rob Baker VP Research McMaster University pose after an announcement of the recipients of funding from Genome Canada’s 2015 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology competition in partnership with Canadian Institutes of Health Research at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Photo by Simon Wilson/ Canadian Press Images