Driving genomics research for Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sector

December 5, 2019

December 5, 2019, Toronto, Ontario –The Ontario Regional Priorities Partnership Program (ON-RP3) is supporting Ontario-focused, industry-academic partnership projects that will positively impact Ontario’s agriculture and agri-food sector. Today, at the Genomics at the Tipping Point Symposium, Bettina Hamelin, President and CEO of Ontario Genomics, announced the eight successful ON-RP3 project teams. Two of the successful…

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Ontario leading edge genomics projects attract $46 million of investment

July 23, 2019

July 23, 2019 – In a recent announcement from Genome Canada, seven (7) Ontario-led and three (3) Ontario co-led projects were awarded a total of $16 million in funding from the Genome Canada Genomics and Applied Partnership Program (GAPP) and Large Scale Applied Research Program (LSARP). Ontario Genomics is so proud to be working with these…

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Collaborative genomics investments for a healthier Ontario

February 4, 2019

February 4, 2019, Guelph, Ontario – Genomics research is producing dramatic breakthroughs in science, transforming our understanding of the world around us. The results of this research are being used to address important challenges and develop innovative solutions, not just in human health, but across diverse sectors of the economy. Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan,…

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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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Three Ontario projects awarded a total of $12.6M in funding

December 12, 2017

In a recent announcement from Genome Canada, three Ontario projects were awarded funding from Round 8 of the Genome Canada Genomics and Applied Partnership Program (GAPP). Ontario Genomics was pleased to work with the teams in putting together the proposals. GAPP funds translational research and development projects that address real-world challenges and opportunities as identified…

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Canada and China partnering to develop diagnostics tests for preterm birth

November 30, 2017

BGI and Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, part of Sinai Health System, awarded investment from Genome Canada and Ontario Genomics PRESS RELEASE – Shenzhen, China and Toronto, Canada, November 30, 2017 ‒ BGI and the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, part of Sinai Health System, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining their intention to…

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Applying genomic selection to improve health, welfare, efficiency and production traits in turkeys

May 31, 2017

Dr. Christine Baes of UofG and Ben Wood of Hybrid Turkeys will be collaborating to adapt and apply genomic tools to improve the health, welfare and productivity of Canadian turkeys. Hybrid Turkeys’ parent company, Hendrix Genetics, has already implemented genomic selection in chickens and pigs, and will now adapt and apply the technology to achieve improvements in feed efficiency, bodyweight, yield, egg production and livability in commercial turkeys. This will lead to estimated economic gains of $39 million over the next five years for the Canadian turkey industry, and will result in environmental benefits due to improved feed efficiency as well as reduced manure and greenhouse gas production.

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