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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Notice of Upcoming Funding Opportunity: 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment

October 15, 2019

Genome Canada is pleased to advise the research community of an upcoming funding opportunity – the 2020 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomic Solutions for Natural Resources and the Environment. This Competition is anticipated to be formally launched in January 2020 with detailed guidelines and application forms available at that time. Genome Canada is in…

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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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2019 Canada SynBio Brings Together Synthetic Biology’s Best and Brightest.

April 29, 2019

On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, Ontario Genomics and their partners hosted their annual SynBio conference at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada. This year’s Canada SynBio Conference displayed Ontario’s thriving community of synthetic biologists. The well-anticipated keynote lecturer, Dr. George Church kicked off the conference by highlighting his laboratory’s work on integrating CRISPR technology…

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2019 Canada SynBio Highlights

April 17, 2019

March 6, Toronto – Ontario Genomics hosted 2019 Canada SynBio, Canada’s second national conference focused on Engineering Biology, together with the Genome Canada Enterprise and our partners and sponsors. Over 300 people, including researchers, policymakers, industry, entrepreneurs, start-ups, associations, students, funders, VCs and other investors from across Canada and beyond, packed the MaRS Discovery District…

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SynBio Canada: Fostering the Canadian Synthetic Biology Community

April 17, 2019

The field of synthetic biology represents a maturation of genetic engineering and biotechnology, where microbes or even human immune cells can be specifically engineered to do useful things. Thus, synthetic biology has the potential to reshape medicine, industry, and agriculture in Canada. But in order for this to be possible, a strong community of researchers,…

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GE3LS Talk with Dr. Eric Meslin

April 9, 2019

Read this great interview conducted by Genome Canada with Dr. Eric Meslin regarding genomics-related economic, environmental, ethical, legal, and social issues – known as “GE³LS research.”

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January 2019 Networking Event Highlights

February 19, 2019

It was wonderful to welcome so many of our partners, customers and colleagues to our first Networking event of 2019.  “There is nothing more important than people – that is my team and you, our customers, collaborators and colleagues”, said Bettina Hamelin, Ontario Genomics President and CEO. “We have achieved some incredible things over time…

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iGEM and After iGEM: Enabling change-makers through synthetic biology

February 14, 2019

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of synthetic biology, education and competition, and the development of an open community and collaboration. The iGEM competition provides students around the globe with the opportunity to pursue projects that address unique challenges within their local community within a…

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