2019 Canada SynBio

December 7, 2018

Join us March 6 & 7, 2019 for the 2nd Annual Canada SynBio conference focused on accelerating the growth and success of Canada’s Engineering Biology community.

Learn about emerging developments, opportunities and plans; Connect and network with leading investors, policymakers, scientists, and entrepreneurs from around the world; Share ideas and let your voice be heard as we explore issues of importance to the engineering biology community.

Keynote speaker: George Church, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of PersonalGenomes.org

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Canada SynBio 2019 – Pitch Competition

December 7, 2018

Accelerating Start-ups by Design Canada SynBio 2019 Pitch Competition Program Overview Are you a Canadian-based startup company working to commercialize a synbio-based product or service? We want you to apply to pitch for up to $25,000 in prize money in front of leading investors! Prizes Startup companies will be competing for a first prize of $25,000…

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Welcome Filippo Miglior and Nezar Rghei!

December 4, 2018

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Filippo Miglior and Nezar Rghei to the Ontario Genomics team. Nezar joined us on December 3rd as Vice President Strategic Partnerships & Resource Development, and Filippo will join us on January 7th as Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Sector Innovation and Programs. We live in the most interesting of times, where scientific…

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Ontario Genomics welcomes two new board members and appoints Interim Chair

November 7, 2018

Ontario Genomics is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tom Corr and Dr. Diane Gosselin to its Board. These highly accomplished individuals bring a wealth of insight, experience and expertise in areas crucial to our business that will contribute to fulfilling the mission and achieving the strategic objectives of Ontario Genomics. Tom Corr is President…

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The Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory (GMEL) – Advancing the promise of personalized medicine

November 7, 2018

The Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory (GMEL) at McMaster University is a premier genomics and proteomics facility offering a broad range of analytical services for academic and industry scientists. Established in 2009 by Guillaume Paré, MD, GMEL offers a broad array of cutting-edge “omics” platforms and technologies for high-throughput analyses of nucleic acids and protein…

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Revealing the molecular mystery of human liver cells

November 7, 2018

A map of the cells in the human liver has been created by University Health Network Transplant Program and University of Toronto researchers, revealing for the first time differences between individual cells at the molecular level which can have a profound impact on their behaviour in tissue, tumours and disease.

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StemCore Laboratories: Catalyzing genomics projects in the Nation’s Capital

October 4, 2018

StemCore Laboratories is one of Canada’s most advanced genomics facilities, fueling breakthroughs in stem cell research and regenerative medicine, as well as other health-related areas such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Located at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital, StemCore is a core facility of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the…

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Ontario Agriculture & Agri-food Sector to benefit from Regional Priorities Partnership Program

October 4, 2018

October 3, 2018, Ontario, Canada – Putting genomics innovations in the hands of those who use them leads to increased competitiveness, economic growth and job creation. Today, Ontario Genomics (OG), The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) and Genome Canada (GC) announced the launch of the Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership program (ON-RP3) – a new, industry-pull funding…

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New applied genomics projects to spur innovative technologies and job creation in agri-food, health and the environment

August 16, 2018

August 16, 2018, Lincoln, Ontario – The application of genomics-based research and development is strengthening Ontario’s economy. It is leading to much needed advancements in farming practices, health care, and environmental stewardship. Bringing together academic researchers with companies to accelerate technology development lays the foundation for increased competitiveness, economic growth and job creation. Today, the…

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Cracking the code

August 7, 2018

As published on the July/August 2018 Water Canada Magazine By Britney Hess Ontario unlocks genomic information to propel the circular economy. Understanding the genomics of our biological planet is key to addressing the grand challenges facing our world today, from climate change and global population growth to increasing food and energy demands, health issues, and protection of our natural resources. Every…

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