Archives for April 2021

The Future of Biomanufacturing Series

Ontario Genomics is excited to partner with for an interview series on . In this six-part series experts explore the development and application of biomanufacturing and bioengineering to advance Canada’s knowledge-based economy in the areas of low-carbon manufacturing, food security and advanced engineering health technologies.

This series will highlight developments and necessary improvements in Canada’s biology innovation system; the skills and talent required to prepare our future workforce; and the collaborations and investments needed to make Canada globally competitive in biomanufacturing and bioengineering.

Watch the series:

The inaugural video of this series features Dr. Bettina Hamelin, President & CEO of Ontario Genomics and Dr. Rob Annan, President & CEO of Genome Canada. They discuss the role of collaboration and the transformative power of genomics, bioengineering, and biomanufacturing in the Canadian bio-revolution that will reshape economies, societies, and our lives.

Dr. Keith Pardee, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, discusses the intersections of synthetic biology, bioengineering, and biomanufacturing and how Canada can benefit from its innovations and solutions, from health to food security and environment.

Dr. Vardit Ravitsky, Professor of Bioethics, Université de Montréal and President of the International Association of Bioethics, speaks to the importance of bioethics and social science research in the fields of bioengineering and biomanufacturing, to ensure that breakthroughs in the field of genomics can be applied successfully and ethically in Canada.

Dr. Steven Webb, Executive Director and CEO, Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), talks about Canada’s biggest opportunities in using biomanufacturing and bioengineering in agri–food production and how their applications are critical to the development of value-added food products made throughout Canada.

Dr. Radhakrishnan Mahadevan, Professor, University of Toronto, shares insights on how multi-disciplinary research, that utilizes biology, robotics, machine learning, and AI, is key to technological developments to advance bioengineering.

In the last video of ‘The Future of Biomanufacturing’ series, Dr. Lakshmi Krishnan, Vice President, Life Sciences, National Research Council (NRC), shares the importance of increased investment in early-stage R&D to develop Canada’s bioinnovation pipeline.