Symposium “Genomics At The Tipping Point – Partnering to Accelerate Market Uptake & Impact” – December 5, 2018 – Toronto, ON


Join us December 5, 2018 for this riveting symposium focused on closing the gap between genomics innovations and market impact. Explore the power of partnership between researchers and end-users to drive success in Ontario’s key sectors ̵ including Healthcare, Agriculture & Agri-Food, Bioprocessing, Mining and Natural Resources. Gain insights into effectively dealing with red tape, regulatory burdens and other hurdles.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Conference 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Networking Reception 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Nancy’s Auditorium, YWCA
87 Elm Street
Toronto, ON M5G 0A8

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The ability to imagine and develop new ideas and apply them rapidly through collaboration between researchers and end-users is not only essential, but it is Ontario’s most crucial competitive advantage.

Join Ontario’s growing Community of Practice for the application of genomics based solutions, and learn from research and industry partners as they share insights and critical elements for success.

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  • Implementing novel technologies to protect and increase market share
    Gisele LaPointe (University of Guelph) and Anand Singh (Parmalat Canada)
  • Taking a consortia approach to apply mining innovations
    Lesley Warren (University of Toronto) and Shirley Neault (HudBay Minerals)
  • Developing game-changing crops for producer uptake
    Peter Pauls (University of Guelph), Mohammed Oufattole (Benson Hill) and Lomas Tulsieram (Saturn Agrosciences)
  • Nurturing early adopters for early warning health surveillance technologies
    Samira Mubareka (Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto)
  • Advancing precision medicine for IBD patients
    David Mack (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) and Thomas Cirrito (Biotagenics)
  • Propelling biological engineering from idea to commercialization
    Sean Caffrey (BioZone)
  • Working within our healthcare system to advance diagnostic care
    Rae Yeung (The Hospital for Sick Children)
  • Advancing anti-fungals into the clinic
    Leah Cohen (University of Toronto) and Dominic Jaikaran (Bright Angel Therapeutics)
  • Developing novel therapeutics for big pharma
    Michael Surette (McMaster University) and Andrew Haigh (Adapsyn Bioscience Inc.)
Thanks to our Partners and Supporters

Ontario Genomics benefits from and is grateful for strong collaborations with our many partners. We carry out our mission with the support of Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development, Jobs and Trade, the federal research funding agency Genome Canada, as well as many other private and public sector partners.

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